Stars of the East Award Category Qualification Guide

What qualifications are counted?

Any qualification that is a vocational or technical qualification being taken by a nominee will be accepted for the awards.
Nominees commonly have the below qualifications: 

  • BTEC 

  • CTECH 

  • T-Level 

  • UAL 

  • WJEC 

Students can be studying qualifications as a single, double or triple award (certificate, diploma, extended diploma). This can be at either Level 2 or at Level 3.  

We would ideally like nominations for learners in Level 3 Year 1 so that they can get the most benefit out of the resources created as part of the awards to raise aspirations and confidence. 

We are looking for students studying subjects that could take them onto Higher Education and not trade subjects such as Beauty, Bricklaying, Plumbing etc. 


Award Category Accepted Subjects
Arts Learner of the Year
  • Acting

  • Animation

  • Architecture 

  • Art and Design 

  • Creative Media 

  • Digital Media 

  • Dance 

  • Games Development 

  • Graphic Design 

  • Fashion 

  • Film 

  • Music 

  • Performing Arts 

  • Photography 

  • Production 

Health and Social Learner of the Year
  • Health and Social Care 

  • Medical Science 

  • Nursing and Paramedic 

Engineering/construction Learner of the Year 
  • Aviation Engineering 

  • Construction 

  • Engineering 

  • Sound engineering 

IT/Computing Learner of the Year
  • Information Technology 

  • Computer science 

  • Computing 

Science Learner of the Year
  • Applied Science 

  • Animal Science 

  • Animal Management 

  • Agriculture 

  • Arboriculture 

  • Biomedical Science 

  • Equine 

  • Forensic Science 

  • Food and Nutrition 

  • Land and Wildlife 

Social Science Learner of the Year
  • Business 

  • Children's play 

  • Criminology 

  • Education 

  • Event management 

  • Hospitality 

  • Law 

  • Psychology 

  • Travel and tourism 

Sport/Public Service Learner of the Year
  • Fitness 

  • Football Academy 

  • Outdoor leadership 

  • Policing 

  • Public service 

  • Sport and exercise science 

  • Sport and physical activity 

  • Sport coaching 


Variations of the above qualification titles accepted. 
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