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Posted on: 07/07/2017


Morpeth student Christoffer Cecil has been recognised as Outstanding BTEC Sport Student of the Year 2017, at the Pearson BTEC Awards.
Twenty-two successful candidates have been singled out for excellence in their area of study or work, after almost 1000 applications were made to this year’s judging panel.
Chris, along with the other winners, received his award on Thursday 6th June, at a ceremony held in the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, following a lunch reception in Parliament with MPs from across the political spectrum.
The awards were presented by BBC television presenter and journalist, Steph McGovern; as well as education and business leaders including Peter Jones from TV’s Dragon’s Den; and Richard Atkins CBE, the government’s Further Education Commissioner.
Christoffer Cecil said: "To win this award is an amazing achievement for me and I am so humbled to receive it.

“Through hard work, commitment and dedication - anyone can achieve and exceed in what they are passionate about. "

The Awards are run by the qualification awarding body Pearson.

Pearson’s UK president Rod Bristow said: “The fantastic winners being celebrating at today’s award ceremony exemplify the dedicated students across the country who have been helped to make progress in their lives and careers through BTEC and I am delighted to congratulate them on their well-earned success”

“BTEC provides a proven pathway, not just to a job, but to a career - whether that be directly, or via university. BTEC combines knowing with doing, practical with academic. It is the most highly regarded career-focused qualification in the world. This helps to explain why almost a quarter of new university entrants now start with at least one BTEC, and why BTEC is growing strongly internationally.”

BTEC is now the nation’s fastest growing route into higher education, with almost a quarter of university entrants now having taken at least one BTEC.