Entries by Angharad Thomas

Cardiff Arts Academy Open Days

We have two upcoming Open Days at Cardiff Arts Academy, the College’s campus in the capital city. Come along on either Saturday the 8th of October or Saturday the 18th of November (both between 11am and 1pm) to learn about the two courses you can study there: Art & Design Level 3 Diploma Foundation Studies […]

Alun Davies AM Visits College

On Thursday the 18th of November we were thrilled to welcome Alun Davies AM to the College’s Weston House to see some of the great work that goes on and meet some of our learners. Mr Davies then went to see the innovative partnership working between the College and the recently established Penybont 6th Form College at […]

College staff run for Movember

A huge congratulations to the 22 College staff who completed either the 5k or 10k Movember run at Bute Park in Cardiff on the 13th of November. If you’d like to donate to the Movember foundation, a charity raising awareness of men’s health issues, you can do so securely through the College’s JustGiving page: Bridgend College MoRunners

FutureChef 2016 local round held at college

We were delighted to welcome 7 budding chefs under 16 years of age to the College to take part in the local final of Springboard’s FutureChef competition, having qualified from heats held in their schools. The young chefs, representing y Dderwen, Y Pant, Porthcawl, Cwm Tawe and Llangatwg schools prepared a two course meal for two […]

Equine competition success at the College

Congratulations to our Equine Centre which played host to the recent Dodson & Horrell 1.05m and 1.10m National Amateur Second Rounds competition on the 29th of October. The competition acts as a qualification round for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, held at Aintree in November. To read more about the competition, follow this […]

Macmillan Coffee Mornings at the College

Well done to all learners and staff who have been raising money for  Macmillan Cancer Support by arranging a number of coffee mornings. Events were held by Hairdressing learner, Health and Social care learners, by the College learners and by Pre-Vocational learners with a lot of money being raised for this excellent cause!

Travel and Tourism Learners Visit Bryngarw Park

As part of their Responsible Tourism module the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism learners spent some time at Bryngarw Country Park to do some conservation work. After a tour of the park and an insight in to the importance of the park to Bridgend’s tourism the learners got their hands dirty by helping to […]

College Horses Dressage Success

Two of the College’s horses competed at the Riders 2000 Dressage Competition at our Pencoed campus this weekend. Smartie placed second in her class on her second ever outing ridden by Equine centre technician Leah Sweet. Jake placed 4th in a strong class with a score of 67%. He was ridden by part-time Equine Centre Technician […]

Bridgend College Launches Sheep Breeding Partnership

Our Agriculture department has recently set up a partnership with Innovis Breeding Sheep, an organisation which is the leading supplier of sheep breeding technologies in the UK livestock industry. They have developed a sheep enterprise where they will set up a 100 ewe flock of Aberfield yearling ewes. This is the first project of its […]

Hire Bridgend College’s Facilities!

Did you know that Bridgend College has a large number of state of the art facilities across its campuses available for the public to hire? From sports facilities including a 3G pitch and climbing wall to conference facilities and performance spaces there are options to suit every type of event and budget. To enquire about […]

Catering Learners Get a Taste of Life at Sea

Our Catering learners were paid a visit by Alex and Gavin who are both chefs in the Royal Navy. They gave demonstrations and talked about life at sea as a chef in the armed forces. Click here to learn more about our hospitality and tourism department, there is still time to enrol on some of our […]

Former College Learner Strikes GOLD at Rio!

The college is immensely proud of our former Sports Learner and College Fellow Aled Davies MBE on achieving a Gold Medal in the Shot Put at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. We have a range of sport courses available at the college and are still enrolling for this year. Follow this link to see how you could […]

Horticulture Learners Visit Cardiff Parks

Some of our Level 2 Horticulture Diploma learners were given the opportunity to Visit Cardiff Parks (Cardiff Council). They met with former students employed by Cardiff Parks and had very informative tours within the conservatory at Roath park – looking at environmental adaptations of plants and their commercial uses, a tour of the herbaceous border […]

Seasons Restaurant and Coffee House

The College’s Seasons Restaurant and Coffee House is now open to the public for the new term! The restaurant and coffee shop are open for lunch, snacks and hot drinks each weekday between 10.30am and 1.30pm. The restaurant also holds evening events each month. The timetable for this term is: 15th Sept – Seasons Evening Menu 13th Oct – […]

Be in with a chance to win a Surface 3 Tablet!

If you’re a current Bridgend College learner or are thinking about enrolling, head over to our Facebook Page to be in with a chance of winning a Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet. To be eligible to win, entrants must be fully enrolled in the College by the time the competition closes on the 14th of October. You […]