Basingstoke College of Technology is celebrating after being recognised in two separate awards this week for helping to improve young peoples’ lives and excelling in barbering education.

The first award was received from Hampshire County Council’s ‘Hampshire Education Awards’, and given to Lynsey Spillane who won in the category of ‘Improving Life Chances’. These awards are designed to celebrate nominees who make a real difference to the life opportunities of children and young people.

The second award was for Mike Taylor Education including the BCoT Academy who won ‘Best training 2020’ at the national Modern Barber Awards, which is the industry’s only dedicated awards.

The Principal, said: “We work really hard to provide the best education and support for our learners so that they can reach their potential, whatever course they come to study with us. I am so proud of the achievements of our staff and students and it’s wonderful to receive these awards in recognition of all their hard work and dedication, particularly after this very challenging year.”

Course Director for Specialist Provision said: “It is an honour to receive this award and is testament to the fantastic support team we have here. I am pleased to have been recognised for having a positive impact on the lives of our students and ensuring they receive the support they really need in order to reach their potential and succeed in their education and future destinations.”

Also added: “We are delighted to be a sector of Education which has been recognised for providing excellent barbering training and qualifications in these competitive industry awards. We are lucky to have fantastic facilities which enables our students to learn in a realistic environment and are taught by industry experts. This is a really lovely way to end the year.”

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