The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

Search launched to find outstanding diploma providers

01 Dec 2011

A new scheme which aims to find the nation’s top provider of the Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (C&BE) has been launched by Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board, CITB-ConstructionSkills.

As part of the Rewarding Diplomas Awards, which distributed three prizes to the highest performing Diploma in C&BE students in September 2011, the new ‘outstanding provider’ scheme will recognise achievements of schools, colleges and consortia across England.
The nominations – made by employers from the industry and key parties involved in the provision of the Diploma in C&BE – will be assessed against their excellence in delivery of the qualification, collaboration with businesses and other notable achievements. The deadline for entries is 16 December 2011, with national and regional winners to be announced at an awards ceremony on 2 February 2012.
Roy Cavanagh MBE, Chair of the Diploma in C&BE Partnership, commented: “As the Diploma in C&BE enters its fourth year, we felt the time was right to recognise some of the fantastic work from schools, colleges and consortia in making it a success.
“The Diploma in C&BE has played such a key role in the lives of the thousands of students who have undertaken it, and in helping the industry to develop a highly-skilled ‘workforce of tomorrow’. We hope that the Rewarding Diplomas Awards will help to remind everyone why the Diploma is such a robust, challenging and important qualification.” 
CITB-ConstructionSkills is inviting nominations from employers, professional bodies, trade associations, Sector Skills Bodies, Sector Skills Councils, higher education institutions and awarding bodies. In the first instance, all people need to do is email the name of the school, college or consortia, plus a contact name and number.
Initially nominations will be assessed against set eligibility criteria and successful nominations will be contacted for further information which will provide input to the judging process.
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