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Beacon status provides public recognition of the excellence and innovation that exists within the further education system. It celebrates outstanding delivery in the further education sector from a range of learning and skills providers across England.

A prestigious ceremony on 27 June 2011 saw a further seventeen dynamic and far-sighted organisations – spanning a real diversity of provision – become Beacons. They join a prestigious group which have previously gained Beacon status and which are now collaborating with other organisations in the sector to strengthen the drive for excellence.

The latest roll call of honour includes:

Work-based learning providers operating in a vast range of fields:

  • Finning (UK) Ltd,
  • VT Flagship (Babcock),
  • Heart of England Training Ltd,
  • The Football Association Premier League Ltd,
  • Waste Management Assessment Services Ltd,
  • Webs Training Ltd, DH Associates,
  • City Gateway Ltd,
  • Salisbury & District Value Cars Ltd,
  • Herefordshire Primary Care Trust,
  • Gen II Engineering & Technology Training Ltd,
  • Training 2000 Ltd,

and five General Further Education Colleges:

  • North Lindsey,
  • Barnsley,
  • Kendal,
  • East Riding and Lincoln. 

There are now 192 providers with LSIS Beacon Status, made up of the following types of provider: