The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

The Essential Skills Team,Belfast Metropolitan College

Belfast Metroploitan College

The Award for FE Team of the Year

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Metropolitan College has been on a phenomenal journey over the past couple of years and, thanks to the aspirations and hard work of the Essential Skills Team, has travelled to the top of Further Education (FE) sector.

The Essential Skills team provide learning opportunities that inspire and give confidence to learners, circa 4,000 annually, who have previously had negative experiences in maths, English and ICT.

This team is at the core of the College’s social inclusion agenda reaching out across the city and offering the life-changing benefits of education and training to every individual and community. They team work with an incredible variety of learners, including community groups and the Northern Ireland Prison service to support young adults achieve a successful further education and meet future career aspirations.

As a result of their work, Belfast Metropolitan College has been recognised amongst the community as a service that not only helps excel further education results but also supports, both socially and economically Northern Ireland’s future wellbeing and prosperity.