AN EDUCATION group is celebrating being shortlisted for two national awards.

Activate Learning, which provides further education courses at Bracknell and Wokingham College and Reading, has been recognised by the Tes FE Awards 2020.

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The awards celebrates the most outstanding individuals and institutions across the further education sector.

This year, Activate Learning has been shortlisted for the employer engagement award and for the outstanding GCSE resit provision award (a new category for 2020).

Sally Dicketts CBE, chief executive of Activate Learning, said she was delighted that the hard work of Activate Learning’s staff and students had been recognised by the awards panel.

She added: “The Tes FE Awards are like the Oscars of the education sector, so to make the shortlist for the awards is a great achievement and a real honour."

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The Tes FE Awards brings together colleges and FE providers from across the country for a night of celebration and recognition.

Gavin Williamson, education secretary, said: "Congratulations to all of those who have made the shortlist for the Tes FE Awards. The awards are a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the brilliant work being carried out every day around the country across the sector.

“You should all be very proud of the work you are doing to support people to develop the skills they need to transform their lives.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on March 20.