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 studies.
Maria Brooks and Mitchell Rees have been selected for the final twelve from nominations across Wales. Maria is a finalist for the VQ Intermediate Learner of the Year, with Mitchell in the VQ Higher Learner of the Year category.
Maria has already been awarded the NTfW Apprentice of the Year for 2015/16 and will achieve HNC Electrical Engineering with Bridgend College this year. An apprentice at Ford’s Bridgend plant, she is the first adult female apprentice and an ambassador for engineering as a career.
Mitchell achieved the HND Equine Studies with Bridgend College 2014/15 and went on to top up to Degree. He is now studying for his PGCE and currently back at the Pencoed Campus of Bridgend College for his placement.
The Wales VQ Learner of the Year at Intermediate and Higher levels will be announced at the VQ Awards Ceremony in the St David’s Hotel & Spa, Cardiff on the evening of Tuesday 6th June.
NTfW is the National Training Federation Wales (www.ntfw.org)
VQ Day is organised jointly by the Welsh Government, the National Training Federation for Wales, Qualifications Wales and ColegauCymru / CollegesWales
We are proud to have received the very rare double ‘excellent’ in our Estyn inspection. This award reflects the dedication, innovation and passion of our learners, staff, governors and partners. We are extremely pleased that the high quality of our performance has been recognised in the awards gifted to the college.
Highest Ranking FE College in the UK
In 2017, we were listed as 28th in The Sunday Times Best 100 NFP Organisations, the annual ranking of Britain’s happiest and most motivated workforces. This respected award demonstrates our commitment to both our staff and learners here at Bridgend College.’
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The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund. Cymraeg / English