Macclesfield College of further and higher education is studying for success at this year’s Educate North Awards, after being named a finalist in four awards.

The awards recognise and share best practice and excellence in the education sector for the North and, this year, following two years of hard work and dedication put in by chief executive and principal, Rachel Kay, and her team, Macclesfield College has been recognised across the board.

The College’s continued success in raising standards and improving outcomes for students at all levels has resulted in Macclesfield College being shortlisted for Further Education College of the Year.

Maxim Business Training, the college’s dedicated employer responsive unit, which delivers high quality training and development for businesses, organisations and individuals across the North West, has also been selected as a finalist for the Employer Engagement Award.

The Apprenticeship team is up for the UK Apprenticeship Award. The team has recently been applauded for its close working relationships with local employers and ensuring students benefit from high quality work experience, successfully supporting them in their future work and career plans.

For the Research Project of the Year Award, the College is hoping to bring home the trophy for its work in devising a curriculum model that supports the development of HE students as researchers.

Rachel Kay explains: “To be shortlisted for these awards over such a broad range of categories is testament to the hard work and passion of the College’s staff. We are proud of what we have accomplished in such a short space of time and we look forward to attending the ceremony in April and hopefully returning victorious.”