Entries by Sue Hughes

Springboard Future Chef competition

Bridgend College was delighted to host the 2018 Future Chef competition in our on-site Seasons restaurant on 12 January. Springboard’s FutureChef helps young people aged 12-16 to learn to cook. It inspires them to explore food and cooking as a life skill by developing their culinary talent and informing them about entry routes into the […]

Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2018

Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2018 Digital Entry   So much more than just a competition. Nestlé Professional® Toque d’Or® provides real life challenges which inform, test and push both students and apprentices in the most exciting ways. By linking education with industry, Toque d’Or presents a series of unique experiences which bridge the gap between […]

Bridgend College hosts Skills Competition Wales

Bridgend College was delighted to host the Skills Competition Wales event at our Vehicle Maintenance department on 15 December. Learners from Coleg Gwent, Cardiff and Vale College and our very own learners from Bridgend College took part. Learners undertook a series of tasks within the vehicle maintenance workshop during the day with lecturers and assessors […]

Bridgend College is the first to sign the SDG Accord

We are pleased to announce that Bridgend College Principal, Simon Pirotte, has signed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord – we are the first college in Wales to sign and now sit among many other educational organsiations from around the world with the list growing by the day. The purpose of the SDG Accord is twofold: First, […]

2017 NTfW Awards

Jointly organised by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), the prestigious awards ceremony brought together 30 shortlisted finalists at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. The finalists included learners, employers and learning providers involved in the delivery of a range of successful skills programmes across Wales. Sponsored by Pearson PLC and supported […]

Bridgend College sponsors Bridge FM Young Achiever Awards

Bridgend College was proud to sponsor the 2017 Bridge FM Young Achiever Awards at the Best Western Heronston Hotel and Spa in Bridgend on 24 November. The awards recognised and celebrated the contribution young people make to our community through business, training, education, sport, the arts and voluntary work. The event was opened with Jamie, a Bridgend College […]

Bridgend College student receives Cameron Mackintosh Foundation Scholarship

Bridgend College is delighted to announce that a former Foundation Degree student Daniel White has received the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation Scholarship. Daniel first completed the BTEC National Diploma in Musical Theatre with Bridgend College before taking time away from education before returning to the College and completing the Foundation Degree in Performing Arts. Daniel described […]

Fairwood Trust Success Centre at Pencoed Campus

Bridgend College learners are enjoying studying in the new Fairwood Trust Success Centre at Pencoed Campus. The new facility provides our learners with a working space to help improve their literacy and numeracy skills, build their confidence and create a warm and safe environment to study. The building was made possible by a £225,000 regeneration […]

Bridgend College shortlisted for AoC award

Bridgend College has been shortlisted for this year’s RSM Award for Leadership and  Governance from the Association of Colleges (Aoc). The awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education and sixth form colleges. We are shortlisted alongside Grimsby Institute for Further & Higher Education, and are only one of two Welsh […]

Bridgend College 2017 Higher Education Awards Ceremony

We were delighted to host our twenty-first Higher Education Awards Ceremony on Saturday 14th October at Pencoed Campus, with almost 200 Higher Education (HE) learners acknowledged across 2 ceremonies. The College has delivered higher education courses since 1948 and we are proud to have the highest number of franchise Higher Education learners in any FE […]

Annual Awards 2017

We were delighted to hold our 2017 Annual Awards evening at the Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa in Bridgend and the end of June, with our event sponsored by Sony UK Technology Centre, Pencoed. Of the 21 learners receiving departmental awards, 2 also received additional awards with the winners announced on the night. Dewi Davies, Learner of the […]

New wet room opened in Weston House

We are delighted to have received funding from Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby to provide a brand new wet room facility within our onsite specialist Residential facility for learners with Additional Needs, Weston House. The room was officially opened by Huw Thomas and Anthony Evans from The Wooden Spoon organisation along with our […]

Bridgend College learners shortlisted for 2017 VQ Awards

2 Bridgend College learners shortlisted for 2017 VQ Awards We are delighted that 2 of the 12 finalists for this year’s VQ Awards are learners from Bridgend College. The VQ Awards celebrate those who use technical, practical and vocational qualifications to achieve success. They recognise learners who clearly demonstrate progression and excellence in their vocational […]

Welsh Colleges Girls rugby team wins Gold

Welsh Colleges Girls Rugby win gold for the ninth season in a row! Welsh domination of the British Colleges Championship continued in Nottingham when the Welsh Colleges Girls rugby team won gold again for the ninth consecutive season. Kayleigh Powell, a second year Sport learner from Bridgend College competed at the AoC Sport National Championships […]

Former College learners open their new business

Ddraig Valley Farm Park opens to visitors on Easter weekend A new visitor attraction in Bridgend County Borough will officially open its doors on 15 April 2017, just in time for the Easter holidays! Ddraig Valley Farm Park has been set-up by former Bridgend College students, Geraint Robson and Caitlyn Corless and is located on […]

Equine National Inter-College Competition

Bridgend College Equine Horse Management learners took part in the National Inter-College Competition at Warwickshire College 5th April. We are extremely pleased to say that  the Level 3 Extended Diploma team won and the Level 3 Diploma team gained 5th place. The competition entailed dressage, showjumping and a tightly fought quiz phase.    The winning Extended […]

Big Ideas Wales Celebrated

Bridgend College learners showed their entrepreneurial skills by winning a hat trick of prizes at the Cardiff City Stadium Thursday 30th March. Winning 3 awards at the event hosted by Big Idea Wales, Bridgend College learners show-cased their innovative business ideas by bringing them to life for all to see. Conquer the Impossible, Performing Arts […]