STAFF at a Basingstoke college have cause for triple celebrations after success at a recent awards ceremony.

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) successfully picked up three awards at this year’s Edufuturist Awards including the prestigious College of the Year Award.

As well as claiming the title of College of the Year, creative media lecturer and digital innovation specialist Scott Hayden and learning technologist Charlie James won the Educational Impact Award and Student Digital Champion Award respectively.

These latest awards win adds to a growing number of accolades attained by BCoT for their use of innovative technology in the classroom.

BCoT principal Anthony Bravo said: “To win the College of the Year award and be recognised for our positive impact on students through our innovative, strategic and engaging use of technology is a huge honour.

“I am immensely proud of the hard work we have undertaken to integrate digital technology into our students’ teaching and learning experiences and I would like to congratulate Scott and Charlie on their awards, and for the part they have played in helping us accomplish this fantastic achievement.”

Edufuturist Director Ben Whitaker, added: “It was our pleasure to present an unprecedented three Edufuturist Awards to the amazing staff at BCoT.

Scott Hayden is making a huge impact across the further education sector culminating in his Educational Impact Award and subsequently, he has had a direct impact on another winner, Charlie James, who won the Student Digital Impact Award”.

“These two, alongside the wider team at BCoT, are providing outstanding opportunities for learners across the spectrum.

“The judges made particular comment about their resources for English and Maths GCSE resit students.”