North West Regional College (NWRC) has won two major gold awards at UK competitions over the weekend.

Health Studies lecturers from NWRC won the Gold Award for ‘Further Education Team of Year’ at the 2022 Pearson Teaching Awards, while Foundation Degree Science student Rory Deehan won the Gold Medal in Laboratory Technician Skills at the Worldskills Uk Finals.

NWRC also had two lecturers as finalists in the Pearson Further Education Lecturer of the Year Awards with Sports Lecturer Ivor Neill and Health Lecturer Jacqueline Turner achieving Silver awards, while Level 3 student Morgan Nutt won a Silver medal in Floor and Wall Tiling at Worldskills.

The BTEC Level 3 Health Studies team who have spent decades preparing students for careers in the health sector were praised by the judges for their “focus and passion.”

Dr. Lynda Hegarty, Head of Health, Sport and Science at NWRC said: “Our Health Studies team are making a real difference with their commitment, passion, and dedication to our students. The BTEC Level 3 course is an alternative to A-levels and prepares students for careers such as nursing, midwifery, radiography, and a range of other health roles.