Entries by Sue Hughes

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 […]

Innovative teaching and learning with Bridgend primary school pupils

Helping young people get creative with digital technology On 6th April Bridgend College hosted a day of innovative teaching and learning across the areas of Computing and Engineering (STEM subjects). Responding to the Digital Competency Framework, Bridgend College incorporated the new strand ‘Control Technology & Robotics’ into the curriculum to engage, innovate and enthuse the […]