Members of the Vocational Science Department and Bradford College staff celebrate winning their ‘Provider of the Year’ Award

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Bradford College has won a major national award for its work with apprentices studying to become Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants and Dental Nurses.

“I am so pleased that we have won this award which recognises the excellent work the team are undertaking with a wide range of  employers.  We were up against strong competition from three universities and I am extremely proud that the college has won this prestigious award.”
Kath Oldale, Vice Principal,Curriculum And Quality

The College’s Vocational Science Department took the ‘Provider of the Year’ Award at the UK Life Sciences Skills Awards – the first such awards for the Life Sciences sector.

The award, sponsored by the Science Council, recognises the strength of the College’s provision and work with both students and employers.
Organised by Cogent Sector Skills Council, the awards were presented at a celebratory event in London hosted by Professor Lord Robert Winston and opened by David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science.

Gail Hall, Vocational Science Training Manager, said: “The team was overwhelmed to have be nationally recognised and awarded for its Vocational Science provision. The event in London was fantastic.

“Winning and receiving our award from Professor Lord Robert Winston was fabulous! Congratulations and thank you to all of my team!”



Kath Oldale, Vice Principal – Curriculum And Quality, said: “I am so pleased that we have won this award which recognises the excellent work the team are undertaking with a wide range of  employers.  We were up against strong competition from three universities and I am extremely proud that the college has won this prestigious award.”

Bradford College’s Vocational Science Department provides intermediate and advanced apprenticeships in Health, Covering Pharmacy Services, Dental Nursing and Optical Retailing.

It has successfully grown the department and its offer to students and employers over the last eight years and now has more than 400 learners on its training programmes at any one time.

The department’s 12-strong team works with over 200 employers from across the country including Yorkshire and Humber. The department is also the preferred provider for pharmacy and dental for the NHS in Yorkshire and Humber.