Computing Course Manager Daniel Hulatt has been short-listed in the prestigious Pearson FE Teacher of the Year Award 2023.
Students and staff will be invited to share their stories of Daniel’s outstanding support in this world class department at The Bedford College Group with those judging the final stages of the awards.
The Bedford College Group has a track record of success in the Pearson Teaching Awards with Steph Lee Vae from Tresham College being featured on BBC’s One Show for being the winner in 2022. Steph was the latest in a series of staff members who made the finals of the Pearson FE Teaching Awards, demonstrating The Bedford College Group’s commitment to educational excellence.
Recognised on the national and world stage
Daniel is one of many in the computing arena who have been recognised on the national and world stage. Students from The Bedford College Group Computing Department in Bedford regularly win through the UK stages of the World Skills competitions.
Along with colleague Christian Nunez Fuentes, Daniel was featured in a national FE sector advertising campaign asking people from industry to consider sharing their skills with the next generation by becoming college lecturers.
Daniel was also a bronze medal winner in the BTEC Tutor of the Year 2021.
He originally studied at BTEC Computing at Central Beds College gaining a record 18 distinctions. Central Beds College is now part of The Bedford College Group and Daniel is hoping to re-engage with some of his former teachers there.
Cyber Security WorldSkills
Recently, Daniel was one of four staff from The Bedford College Group who completed a special Centre of Excellence WorldSkills training. Daniel has been sharing what he learned on that masterclass with colleagues across the Group and his efforts has been recognised at the highest levels. As a result, he is off to the Netherlands to take part in a Global Benchmarking exercise sharing expertise in Cyber Security.
“This is all about sharing our very best teaching practices here at The Bedford College Group with our friends across the world.”
Evidence of uplift in learning by students as a result of the practices developed by Daniel under the Centre of Excellence WorldSkills work are seen here:
- Out of 10 learners to take part in pilot events for our WorldSkills pressure testing in total, three have taken part twice.
- Of the three learners to take part twice, two have shown a positive improvement in their overall score
- On the first pass at the test in December, the average score was 57%
- On the second pass at the test in March, the average score was 65%