JCC’s Awards & Achievements
We are incredibly proud of every student and member of staff who has aided us in these achievements and would like to express our gratitude. Thanks to the hard work that is continually done at JCC, we have earned the following awards that recognise this:
Ofsted Grade 1: Outstanding
In our most recent Ofsted inspection, we were recognised as an ‘Outstanding Provider’ where “Students benefit from inspirational teaching that helps them to achieve their learning goals; this is reflected in the outstanding level of progress that they make and the high success rate they achieve.” To read our full Ofsted report, please click here.
Shortlisted for the TES FE Sixth Form College of the Year Award 2017, 2019, and 2020
The Times Educational Supplement (TES) FE awards celebrate the dedication of providers who continue to make a significant contribution towards improving the education of young people and adult learners. We are extremely proud to have been shortlisted for these awards.
Equalities Award Winner
We received the Equalities Award in 2018, recognising the strong promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion at our college. As we are based in the multicultural city of Birmingham, it is of the utmost importance to us that our students and staff reflect and embrace this diversity. We have a large focus on helping students overcome any and all barriers to their education. If you would like to find out more information about the Equalities Award, please click here.
The SEND Awards Winner 2017
As a college, we’re dedicated to promoting an inclusive learning environment, which was recognised through us being named The SEND Awards winner of 2017. In 2013, Additional Learning Support was rebranded as Inclusive Learning Support to reflect the belief that we’ve always held that support is part of the whole learning experience and is not seen as an addition. A fresh, innovative strategy of ‘Establishing Excellence for Every Student’ was developed, which saw the introduction of Key Workers, Mental Health First Aiders, and Individual Support Plans. We’re proud to be recognised for the work we do to promote an inclusive learning environment for all. If you would like to find out more information about The SEND Awards, please click here.
The Quality in Careers Standard Gold Award
We currently hold the Gold Standard Careers Accreditation by The Quality in Careers Standard. The Prospects Quality Award in Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is designed to accredit good practices and encourage development, leading to better careers guidance programmes and an increase in senior management and governor involvement. We are currently the only sixth form college in Birmingham to have achieved the Gold Standard – the highest level of accreditation.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Licence
We are incredibly proud to offer The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) and hold the licence. The licence recognises our college as an ‘Approved Activity Provider’ and allows us to run a DofE programme for our students, providing expedition, residential, and volunteering experience.
Bishop Challoner Catholic College’s Teaching School Alliance
We are proud to be a key member of Bishop Challoner Catholic College’s Teaching School Alliance (TSA). The TSA is a partnership of 60 education institutions in the West Midlands, sharing teacher training, professional development, research, and interschool support. We are currently the only FE college to be a member. If you would like to find out more, please click here.
Teacher Development Trust Silver CPD Award
We are very proud of our Continuous Professional Development programme and currently hold the Teacher Development Trust Silver CPD Award. Although our teaching was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2017, we will still always strive to improve the quality of education that our students receive and help our teachers to reach their full potential.
Young Carers Accreditation
JCC achieved QSCS Status in November 2020 to support any Young Carers we have on roll. The College will remove barriers by meeting individual needs and making reasonable adjustment to ensure support is given. We aim to raise the profile of young carers and create consistent mechanisms for support for life after post 16 education.