Best Further Education Provider


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This award will go to the further education provider that has demonstrated the most outstanding overall performance during the past 12 months. It is open to all further education providers in Ireland, both within universities and the private sector. Judges will look for evidence of innovative, bold, and creative strategies/initiatives that have helped the school to improve its offering and excel in its field. Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; The judges will be looking for clear information backed up by evidence, which places particular emphasis on the criteria listed below:

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Organisation background: Please provide a brief description of the school, such as when it was established, the number of staff and students, academic and professional qualification of staff members, the courses and services provided, and the relevant industry experience, achievements and accreditations on offer.
  • Performance: Provide evidence of exceptional performance against specific indicators such as innovation, learning outcomes, infrastructure, teaching and research standards, student experience, employment statistics, alumni relations and development. Please also outline how you stand out from the crowd in this competitive area.
  • Partnerships and collaborations: Describe specific partnerships/collaborations that have been built with other organisations to assist its students and further their training needs (e.g. internships), and outline the benefits this has brought to both sides.
  • Supporting facts & statements: Please include any other statements or facts that you believe will support your entry.