The Duke of York Award for Technical Education

Students from JCB Academy with Lord Baker

The first Duke of York Awards for Technical Education were hosted by His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace on 9th December 2013. Students from JCB Academy and Black Country UTC were presented with Awards by The Duke to recognise their fantastic achievements.

Bronze and Silver Duke of York Awards are based on achievements in GCSEs and level 1 or 2 technical qualifications, while the Gold Award is based on A levels and/or level 3 technical qualifications.

The Awards also recognise the completion of work experience placements and the development of wider competences required in the workplace such as communication skills, problem solving and taking responsibility.

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