BARNSLEY College’s Elliot Barton was named the T Level Student of the Year at a prestigious awards show this week.

The Enginuity Skills Awards show was hosted by Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and award-winning broadcaster Steph McGovern at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday.

The T Level Student of the Year Award goes to a student whose commitment to learning and skills development in both education and the workplace makes them an inspiring role model for careers in engineering and manufacturing.

Elliot impressed the judges with how he is excelling both academically and professionally.

He said: “Computing is now present through virtually every moment of our lives which is what inspires me to understand how things work and how they can work with other things.

“Winning this award highlights the hard work and effort that I’ve put into this course and encourages me to develop my skills further.”

Ann Watson, chief executive of Enginuity, added: “At Enginuity, we understand that closing skills gaps in engineering requires supporting and encouraging T Level students, and helping employers see the benefits of T Level and apprenticeships.

“We are delighted to see Elliot win this award, and hope that his story encourages more students to pursue their T Level studies.”