Over the last few years, we have won some prestigious awards and are so proud of everything we do here for our learners and staff. Here is a list of awards and accolades we have recently been awarded:
Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index 2020
Bridgend College has been awarded Gold in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2019/20, as a recognition for our commitment to workplace wellbeing.
The Sunday Times Best 100 NFP Organisations
Bridgend College placed 24th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020 – the highest ranked educational establishment in the category listing! We were placed 28th in 2017 – the only FE College in Wales to be recognised in this category.
TES FE Awards 2020
Bridgend College shortlisted for 3 categories: Apprenticeship Programme of the Year, FE Leader of the Year (Simon Pirotte) and Specialist Provider of the Year (Weston House).
Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index 2019
Bridgend College received a Silver award this year, meaning that we have made demonstrable achievements in promoting staff mental health, demonstrating progress and impact over time.
TES FE Awards 2019
Bridgend College has been crowned FE College of the Year at the 2019 TES FE Awards.
IoD Director of the Year Awards 2018
Principal and CEO, Simon Pirotte was awarded the title of Director of the Year in the category for Public/Third Sector, at the finals of the national Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards in 2018.
Leaders in Wales Awards 2018
Deputy Principal Viv Buckley was crowned the winner of the ‘Leadership in Public Sector Award’ at the Leaders in Wales Awards 2018.
Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2018
Bridgend College were announced as winners of the ‘Care Employer Award’ at the Wales Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards in 2018. The judges were impressed by the all-inclusive approach demonstrated and commended the College as being a real people centred organisation.
‘WhatUni’ Student Choice Awards 2018
Bridgend College was named winners of the FE category of the ‘What Uni’ Student Choice Awards 2018.
AoC National Award for Excellence
Association of Colleges Beacon Award for Leadership and Governance.
Best Performing FE College 2016/17
We are the best-performing* College in the whole of Wales according to a study conducted by the Welsh Government.
Apprenticeship Provider of the Year
Bridgend College won the regional FE Week & AELP Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
AoC National Award for Excellence
Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for the Development of Transferable Skills.
‘Double Excellent’ Estyn Inspection
The College received the rare double excellent for its current performance and its prospect for improvement. We were awarded 11 ‘Excellent’ grades and 4 ‘Good’ grades by Estyn. We are currently the only** FE College in the whole of south Wales to have a ‘Double Excellent’ report.
Tutor of the Year Medal of Excellence
Countryside Management lecturer Lyn Evans won Tutor of the Year and a Medal of Excellence from City and Guilds.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord
Bridgend College is the first FE College in Wales to sign the SDG Accord. We now sit among many educational organisations from around the world.
Pearson Awards 2016
Bridgend College Travel & Tourism staff won the Pearson Silver Teaching Award for FE Team of the Year – one of only twelve teams in the country to do so.
*This data is from the All Qualifications study
**This information was correct at the time of publication January 2019
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