Westminster Kingsway College has become the first further education college to win the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Global Wine and Spirits Educator of the Year honour.
The WSET was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, it has grown into an important international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications and a membership body - the Institute of Wines & Spirits.
As part of the competition, the college had to prove that it had made a significant contribution to WSET courses and qualifications in the past year, while achieving excellent results in WSET programmes and demonstrating innovation in education.
At Westminster Kingsway College, WSET courses are taught to students on the Professional Chef Diploma, Restaurant Supervision and BTEC Hospitality courses as well as part-time adult short courses.
Gary Hunter, head of faculty for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College, said: "We have always designed our curriculum to ensure that students receive the most diverse hospitality skills throughout their study. Wines and spirits are an essential aspect of any hospitality, food and beverage operation and our expert team deliver these skills through WSET qualifications.
"I am incredibly proud that the college has been awarded this accolade and it is a fitting tribute to the team's continued excellence in their teaching and professionalism."