10th May 2019

South Devon College attended the AAT Training Provider Awards last night where they received the award for Innovation in course design and delivery. This annual Award Ceremony celebrates the outstanding contributions of accountancy training providers worldwide. Rachael Johnstone, Head of Business and Professional at the College, collected the award from AAT President, Vernon Anderson.

This new award category recognises training providers that have taken a unique or innovative approach to their delivery of AAT qualifications. The judges found South Devon College to be leaders in creating new and novel ways of engaging learners, stimulating the creation and sharing of knowledge, integrating learning and work, and generating business impact. The College also proved to help create and sustain an environment that fosters learning and is why the College were selected to win this award this year.

Winning the AAT Innovation in course design and delivery award is further evidence of how the Business Advantage is continuing to successfully build an esteemed reputation year on year; the team were nominated for Apprenticeship Training Provider in 2014, won the AAT Large Training Provider of the Year 2015 and crowned AAT Champion in 2016. This recognition proves their commitment to responding to the needs of local businesses and customer’s needs. The team have successfully created a professional and supportive learning environment, which allows students to develop the skills necessary to excel in a career in accountancy. Stephen Criddle, Principal of South Devon College said, “I’m delighted to see the really high quality delivery of the AAT qualifications supporting the needs of our local businesses and having a real impact on productivity and skills locally.”

The success of winning the award reflects how South Devon College is impacting the growth of local business and personal development. The highly skilled team hosts a wealth of knowledge and expertise from both the public and private sector, as well as banking and financial services. The accountancy training available offers a progression route from the AAT Level 2 Certificate through to the AAT Level 4 Diploma and on to Certified Chartered Status through the ACCA.

If you’re interested in a career in accountancy or want to become a Chartered Certified Accountant, visit South Devon College’s Accountancy pages to see the full range of courses or contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 or email enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk.

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