Health and Wellbeing
Good health is about the mind as well as the body – feeling physically fit, and feeling good about ourselves, means that we can go and achieve more of the things we want to do in life.
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You won’t find any other FE College in the whole of South Wales with a ‘Double Excellent’ grading by Estyn. Find out about more of our awards below.
*This data is from the All Qualifications study* *This information was correct at the time of publication March 2018
Bridgend College awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award for our Person-Centred Leadership programme. Announced by the City & Guilds Group recently, The Princess Royal Training Awards recognise and celebrate organisations across the United Kingdom which have demonstrated exceptional commitment to training and development.
We are proud to be recognised by Victim Support’s Hate Crime Charter Trustmark. We are firmly committed to supporting victims of hate crime and are one of many institutions in Wales to sign up to the Hate Crime Charter.
Bridgend College Day Nursery awarded a ‘Top 20 Top Rated Nursery 2021’ Award for a second year. This is in recognition of being one of the 20 top rated Nurseries in the UK based on over 57,000 published reviews.
We were delighted to be recognised by The EAUC at the Green Gowns awards for our ambitious ‘Spider’s Web’ environmental plan which has already seen us reach 100% carbon zero for electricity since April 2021. The Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.
We were awarded Gold status for the second year in a row in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index. This is recognition of our continued commitment to workplace wellbeing.
Bridgend College has strengthened its stance against racism by signing up to the Zero Racism Wales policy. By signing this pledge, we agree to seek to create, maintain and promote a community in which each person is treated fairly and equally, irrespective of race.
Bridgend College crowned winner of the Association of Colleges Beacon NCON Group Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing 2021. This national award celebrates the important work we have done, and are continuing to do, to support the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and students.
Bridgend College assessed at the Leader stage for the work we are doing for inclusivity, as part of the Disability Confident scheme. This is fantastic recognition of the hard work which has gone into demonstrating a people-centred approach, ensuring staff are supported through improved understanding, attitudes towards disability are challenged and barriers are removed.
Bridgend College is the first college to achieve the Driving Change project quality standard – recognition of the College’s ongoing commitment to support young adult carers.
Bridgend College Day Nursery passed its inspection by Estyn which took place in March. With six fantastic judgements of ‘Good’ in areas such as wellbeing, care and development, and environment, we’re delighted with the outcome which is a reflection of the hard work of our nursery staff.
Bridgend College awarded Gold in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2019/20, as recognition for our commitment to workplace wellbeing. This shows our excellent progress from previously achieving the Bronze, and then Silver awards.
Bridgend College placed 24th and achieve 2 star ‘outstanding’ status in the 2020 Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations To Work For 2020.
Bridgend College wins not one, but two prestigious awards: ‘Embedding a Culture of Workplace Well-being’ and ‘Organisational Development / Learning & Development Initiative’.
Bridgend College has signed up to the Dying to Work Charter which aims to provide additional employment protection for terminally ill workers.
Bridgend College has met the AoC Beacon Standard for The ‘Careers and Enterprise Company Award for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise’ and the ‘NOCN Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing’.
Bridgend College reaffirms its commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter created by the Association of Colleges.
Bridgend College awarded Silver for demonstrating achievements in promoting staff mental health, progress and impact over time.
Bridgend College crowned FE College of the Year at the 2019 Tes FE Awards.
Bridgend College HR Apprentice, Lucy Webb, awarded Silver in the Emerging Practitioner category of the CIPD Wales Awards.
Viv Buckley, Deputy Principal of Bridgend College crowned winner of the Leadership in Public Sector award at the Leaders in Wales Awards.
Bridgend College announced as winner of the Care Employer Award.
Our Principal & Chief Executive Simon Pirotte wins Director of the Year (Public/Third Sector).
Bridgend College awarded Bronze which recognises the College achieving change within our workplace by promoting and supporting positive mental health.
Bridgend College wins the regional FE Week & AELP Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Association of Colleges (Aoc) Beacon Award for Leadership and Governance.
Bridgend College was the first FE College in Wales to sign the SDG Accord. We now sit among many educational organisations from around the world.
Countryside Management lecturer Lyn Evans won Tutor of the Year and a Medal of Excellence from City and Guilds.
Bridgend College placed 28th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017 – the only FE College in Wales to be recognised in this category.
We are the best-performing* College in the whole of Wales according to a study conducted by the Welsh Government.
Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for the Development of Transferable Skills.
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.
Bridgend College recognised for its ambitious vision for reaching zero emissions at the College by 2030 by winning the 2030 Climate Action – Small Institution category. We will now go through to the international awards.
I have been employed by Bridgend College for over 20 years. In that time I have educated and hopefully inspired over 2000 learners. I undeniably ‘live the dream’ in my role as Lecturer in Equine Studies. Bridgend College is a very good employer, always willing to support my career development and progression.
Proud to be a part of Bridgend College, it served me well when I studied my apprenticeship here. Glad I can pass on my expertise to present and future generations.