SQA Star Awards

Students, teachers, lecturers, employers, and training providers from across Scotland and further afield gathered in Glasgow on Friday 15 November to hear a host of success stories at the 2019 Scottish Qualifications Authority Star Awards.

The ceremony, held in the city’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, was hosted by TV personality and entrepreneur Carol Smillie and with the support of a number of sponsors, including the College Development Network, Education Scotland, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, SCQF Partnership, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Training Federation, and YouthLink Scotland.

Hull Trinity House received the highly commended award in the ‘Centre of The Year in the UK & Ireland Category’ This award recognises those centres throughout the UK & Ireland who have worked effectively with SQA.

Mr Forth received the award on behalf of Hull Trinity House Academy.


A spokesperson from SQA said:

“Four years ago, Hull Trinity House Academy decided to return to its roots as a nautical school, by offering pupils various SQA approved maritime qualifications and other nautically-focussed activities. Under the guidance of David Forth, subject leader of Maritime Studies, pupils restored boats and sailed around the coast of the UK. The Academy has had outstanding success in pupils going on to further education with apprenticeships and cadetships, working with leading maritime employers. Just months after leaving school, they can be travelling the globe by sea. This is great model for education for the maritime sector.”