B&FC Awarded Queens Anniversary Prize

Published on 19/11/2015 by news_admin

Blackpool and The Fylde College has been awarded the prestigious Queens Anniversary Prize Award for Higher and Further Education Excellence.

In the 11th round of the prestigious awards, the College was one of 21 UK universities and colleges to have been awarded Prizes recognising a wide range of innovative work that demonstrates practical benefit to people, in the UK and beyond.

Blackpool and The Fylde College has a strong track record of meeting the educational and training needs of the communities that they serve going back as far as 1892.

With industry partners, the College co-created a graduate training scheme in Project Management for a number of regional and national employers.

Awarded Accredited Academic Organisations’ status by the Association of Project Managers and is the only educational institution to be awarded this accolade for its Foundation degree.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize Award for Higher and Further Education Excellence has been awarded specifically for our bespoke and dedicated work in the field of Project Management in partnership with both regional and national employers.

In excess of 400 graduates of Project Management are now adding real value to their employers since the scheme’s inception.

Bev Robinson, Principal and Chief Executive at Blackpool and The Fylde College, welcomed the news:

“We are both privileged and delighted that our partnership work with industry in the field of Project Management has been recognised so prestigiously.  My thanks to the staff teams, both within Blackpool and The Fylde College and industry partners, BAE Systems in particular. The dedication shown by all teams in ensuring that the discipline of Project Management, which is essential to the success of very many businesses, has become increasingly valuable."