Coleg Gwent learners bring home 24 medals in Skills Competition Wales 2021

Learners bring home 24 medals in Skills Competition Wales 2021

28 May 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that our talented and inspirational learners have won a fantastic 24 medals in Skills Competition Wales 2021. Every year, learners from all our campuses and a wide range of our skills-based courses take part in the national competition to showcase their skills. And 2021 was no different, despite vocational learners facing a year of challenges unlike any other.

Once again, our hard-working learners took up the challenge to benchmark and improve their skills through competitions across several sectors, and we’re proud to celebrate their achievements and an array of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

Over 160 Coleg Gwent learners took part in Skills Competition Wales this year across categories in Construction and Infrastructure; Engineering and Technology; Health, Hospitality and Lifestyle; IT and Enterprise; and Media and Creative, drawing attention to Coleg Gwent as a leader in skills education and standards. And we’re over the moon to see our dedicated learners win 24 Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the virtual celebration events that took place on 13th and 27th May.

Meet the medalists

Well done to all the learners who took part in Skills Competition Wales and represented Coleg Gwent this year, and congratulations to our medalists:

Personal Trainers

Light Vehicle Auto Technology

  • Gold – Corey Hayward
  • Silver – Daniel White
  • Bronze – Samuel Phillips

Fashion Technology

  • Silver – Henry Hoppe

Digital Media Production

  • Silver – James Vodden and Ben Roberts

Beauty Therapy Practitioner (Body)

  • Silver – Paulina Ziarko

3D Digital Game Art

  • Silver – Natasha Colclough
  • Bronze – Ewan Kinsman

Heavy Vehicle Technology

  • Silver – Tayler Jones

Inclusive Skills: Restaurant Service

  • Silver – Hannah Culley
  • Bronze – William Dolphin

Inclusive Skills: Catering

  • Silver – Shekinah Francis

Pop Music

  • Bronze – Laura ‘Jazmyn’ Huckbody, Corey Chidley, Ross Henley and Morgan Williams


  • Bronze – Leah Browning

Vehicle Body repair

  • Bronze – Bradley Watts

Health and Social Care

  • Bronze – Kayleigh Cake

Mechanical Engineering CAD

  • Bronze – Harry McLaren

Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales

The Welsh Government funded competition aims to raise the profile of skills in Wales and is aligned to the needs of the Welsh economy, with the Welsh Government recognising the vital role that colleges will play in recovering from the COVID pandemic. Skills Competition Wales is part of the vision for a future of skills excellence in Wales. So, investing in vital skills will enable Wales to move forward into emerging new industries like the digital and green sectors, opening up opportunities for careers and jobs in these areas.

Our experienced tutors are experts in their fields and have first-hand experience of working in their industries. So, we put hands-on experience at the heart of teaching and learning throughout our vocational courses. We offer learners access to fantastic industry-standard facilities, skills competitions, and an employer-led curriculum to ensure that students learn the skills they truly need for employment and have a competitive edge in the jobs market. So, if you’re looking for a course that will give you knowledge and practical experience to kick-start your career, we’ve got the course for you. From catering to mechanics, and hair and beauty to personal training, you can Make It with Coleg Gwent!

Discover our wide range of courses and apply now to start your journey this September.