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Recognition and Award

Come Join an Award Winning College

Belfast Met is focused towards training and teaching its students to the highest standard and building strong partnerships between our dedicated business support teams and employers. Our direct aim to achieve successful results for our alumni and business partners has resulted in the College achieving a wide collection of accolades.

We have received awards ranging from student skills competitions, employer engagement to leadership, and many more, all of which holds testimony that we are a first class College that is leading the city to work.

  • Irish News Work Employment Award 2015 – Highly Commended Career Inspiration Award
  • Best Awards 2015 – Grainne McGowan Supportive Lecturer Award
  • Best Awards 2015 – Curtis Adams 1st place 16-18 category
  • Cook South Africa 2015 – 1st place Thomas Martin, 3rd place Tamsin Claessen
  • Outstanding Centre of Excellence Award
  • TES Award 2015 – Best Employer Engagement
  • Knorr Student Chef of the Year for Hygiene – Patryk Sojka
  • IoD Excellence Award 2015 – Marie-Thérèse McGivern, Belfast Met Principal & Chief Executive
  • The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success 2014/15 Awards
  • IoD Award 2014 for Public Sector Director of the Year
  • JP McManus Award 2014
  • WorldSkills 2014 – Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards; Industrial Electronics, Visual Merchandising and Popular Music
  • Northern Ireland Hairdressers Association Open Hairdressing Championships – 1st, 2nd & 3rd places
  • Belfast Telegraph Business Award 2014 for Outstanding Service to Business
  • Future Students of Business Awards 2014
  • Pearson Teaching Award FE Team of the Year
  • Women’s Leadership Network ‘Inspiring Leader Award 2013’
  • Royal Institute of Town Planning Awards Winner for Urban Development 2013
  • Sustainable Ireland Awards
  • Customer First
  • EFQM Mark of Excellence
  • Investors in People
  • Matrix
  • National Training Awards
  • Aontas All Ireland Award for Adult Education
  • Worldskills UK Gold Medal Winners for Bricklaying
  • Worldskills UK Gold Medal Winners for Plastering and Dry Wall Systems
  • Worldskills Bronze Medal Winners for Popular Music and Autobody Repair
  • City & Guilds Medal of Excellence Awards for Textiles and Advanced Construction
  • Alliance Bakery Student and Trainee Awards 2013
  • IFEX Parade De Chefs, Student Culinarian of the Year and Junior Chef of the Year
  • BEST Innovation Awards
  • Wedding Journal Young Fashion Designer of the Year

Student Awards

 

Competition  Award   Names  Curriculum Area
 The Skills Show 2014  Gold Medal  Balint Bogdan  Industrial Electronics
 The Skills Show 2014  Bronze Medal  Matthew Duly  Popular Music
 The Skills Show 2014  Silver Medal  Elisha Milligan  Visual Merchandising
 The Skills Show 2014  Bronze Medal  Kerry Whiten  Visual Merchandising
 Music Skills NI 2015  Singer-Songwriter winner  Silent Echo - Deborah McDowell from Belfast and Martyn Garbett  Music
 Music Skills NI 2015  Original Band winner  Treehome - Michael Culbert, Sam Green and Ben Flavelle-Cobain  Music
 Music Skills NI 2015  D.J winner  Connell Cunningham’s  Music
 Music Skills NI 2015  Sound Design winner  Isaac Gibson  Music
 Royal Television Society NI Awards 2015   drama category  Conal Tutin and Joel Spence  Media
 Royal Television Society NI Awards 2015   factual category  Frankie Price and Conor Shearer  Media
 NI Hairdressers Association Open Hairdressing Championships  Junior Creative Fantasy 1st Place  Junior Creative Fantasy 1st Place  Hairdressing
 NI Hairdressers Association Open Hairdressing Championships  Junior Creative Fantasy 3rd Place  Junior Creative Fantasy 3rd Place  Hairdressing
 NI Hairdressers Association Open Hairdressing Championships  Junior Colour Trophy 2nd place  Junior Colour Trophy 2nd place  Hairdressing
 NI Hairdressers Association Open Hairdressing Championships  Junior full fashion look 3rd place  Junior full fashion look 3rd place  Hairdressing
 My Music Masterclass  3rd place  Kacper Lewandowski  Music
 NI Prince’s Trust Community Impact Award  Winners  Team 22  Prince’s Trust
 JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship Award  Winner - value £5,500  Catherine Brush  Business