Bury College has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of its work and support for students and their progression.

The college was rewarded the Silver Certificate for College of the Year by the BTEC Awards in a virtual ceremony.

Bury College was awarded the Silver Certificate for College of the Year in recognition for providing continued exceptional support to learners and for preparing students for progression.

The award also celebrates the numerous competitions the College has won over the years and the millions of pounds worth of investment spent on state-of-the-art facilities and new buildings.

The event was the 10th annual BTEC Awards ceremony and for the first year was held as a virtual event meaning that more people than ever could join the ceremony.

Becky Tootell, Bury College Deputy Principal, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious award which celebrates the College and all that we have achieved over the years.

"The BTEC Awards Ceremony reinforces how significant BTEC vocational qualifications are in preparing learners for the world of work and higher education.”

Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President BTEC and Apprenticeship, said: “This year I’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year.

"Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC.”