Learners excel in Skills Competition Wales finals 2022 with 35 medals

18 March 2022

Our talented learners at Coleg Gwent have excelled in Skills Competition Wales this year. They’ve competed against hundreds of students from colleges across the country in a wide range of skills competitions, bringing home an impressive 35 gold, silver and bronze medals in recognition of their talents!

149 Coleg Gwent learners took up the challenge of Skills Competition Wales 2022, demonstrating their skills, abilities, competence and knowledge in a multitude of areas. As a college, we offer a wide variety of courses across several sectors, which is reflected in the skills categories our learners chose to compete in this year.

From beauty to patisserie, coding to vehicle repair, and music to carpentry, learners from across Coleg Gwent put their best foot forward in the national competition to demonstrate the skills they’ve learnt at college.

Skills Competition Wales is an opportunity for our learners to challenge themselves and push their boundaries to improve their skills in their chosen career. By taking part, they’re raising the level of their skills and growing personally and professionally, making the competition a great experience and a valuable addition to their CVs.

Skills Competition Manager Richard Wheeler explained “It’s great to see so many Coleg Gwent learners now taking part in Skills Competition Wales. Skills Competitions really are a great way to not only improve students’ technical skill set but also their interpersonal skills such as time management, problem-solving, and working under pressure. All of these skills are great employability skills which will be with learners for the rest of their life.”

Through Skills Competition Wales, learners can build their confidence, gain valuable experience, learn from industry experts, and ultimately become more employable after college. Including Skills Competition Wales on your CV will make you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs, and we’ve no doubt our learners will go far in their future careers!

Celebrating our Skills Competition Wales 2022 medalists from Coleg Gwent

Well done to all the learners who took part this year and represented Coleg Gwent, and congratulations to our 35 learners who brought home gold, silver and bronze medals. We’re extremely proud of your hard work and well-deserved wins!


  1. Ellie Witch – Beauty Therapist (Hands & Face)
  2. Ellie Parsons – Beauty Therapy Practitioner ( Body)
  3. Samuel Newman-Jones – Brickwork
  4. Tiana Elizabeth Roberts – Creative Media Makeup
  5. Esther Taylor – Fashion Design and Technology
  6. Amy Packwood – Hairdressing
  7. Shaun Davies – Inclusive Skills Horticulture
  8. Cerys Jenkins – IT Software Solutions for Business
  9. Bridie Saunders – Personal Trainer
  10. Lynne Allbutt – Personal Trainer


  1. Luke Davies – Hairdressing
  2. Melody-Rae Woolley – 3D Game Art
  3. Emily Law – Enterprise
  4. Casey Porter – Enterprise
  5. Taylor Riley – Enterprise
  6. Amelia Skyrme – Enterprise
  7. Maddie Wathen – Enterprise
  8. Tayler Jones – Heavy Vehicle Technology
  9. Joshua Brittan – Inclusive Skills Automotive Technology
  10. Cameron Sulway – Inclusive Skills Fitness Assistant
  11. Mitchel Bradbury – Inclusive Skills Restaurant Services
  12. Shavez Khan – IT Software Solutions for Business
  13. Joanna Ingles – Personal Trainer
  14. Jordan Zatac – Vehicle Refinishing


  1. Logan Cook – 3D Game Art
  2. Ethan Griffiths – Construction Metalwork
  3. Chloe Vicary – Creative Media Makeup
  4. Hannah Hughes – Inclusive food preparation
  5. Daniel Lewis – Inclusive Skills Fitness Assistant
  6. Joshua Tozer – Inclusive Skills ICT
  7. Harry McLaren – Mechanical Engineering CAD
  8. Bradley Watts – Vehicle Body Repair
  9. Harry Tanner – Vehicle Refinishing
  10. Lily Atkinson – Visual Merchandising
  11. Rhys Llewellyn-Holley – Web Design

With hundreds of courses on offer at Coleg Gwent, you can make it in your chosen career too. Join our next open event to find the course for you – register now at