Forth Valley College innovation secures award

Forth Valley College principal Dr Ken Thomson and other college represenatives with the AoC Beacon Award for Innovation in Education

Forth Valley College principal Dr Ken Thomson and other college represenatives with the AoC Beacon Award for Innovation in Education

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Staff and students at Forth Valley College were delighted to be named ‘top of the form’ at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Representatives travelled to London to collect the accolade yesterday (Wednesday) at the ceremony in Westminster.

It received the Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for innovation in further education.

The commendation was for its development of an effective leadership model enabling the sharing and development of innovative approaches to allow staff to develop themselves and their teaching “in an imaginative way”.

George Freeman MP, minister for life sciences, presented Forth Valley 
College principal Dr Ken Thomson with the national award which was sponsored by the OCR.

Following the presentation, Dr Thomson said: “The award is a fantastic endorsement of our organisation. At Forth Valley College innovation is a way of life and is embedded throughout everything we do. As a result, our staff feel empower to pursue exciting approaches to learning and teaching and our students achieve qualifications valued by industry and progress seamlessly to further study or employment.

“We’re delighted that this has been recognised at a national level.”

The award comes as demolition is almost complete on the Falkirk campus Middlefield building. It will be replaced with a £70 million state-of-the-art campus.