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College Accolades and Awards

Coleg Gwent award winners

2021/22 achievements:

  1. South Wales Argus School and Education Awards – Welsh Medium Teacher of the Year, Jacqui Spiller
  2. South Wales Argus School and Education Awards – FE Lecturer of the Year, Peter Britton
  3. College awarded Carer Friendly Accreditation
  4. 35 medals won in Skills Competition Wales 2022 – 10 Gold, 14 Silver and 11 Bronze
  5. Coleg Gwent comes 2nd overall in Skills Competition Wales 2022
  6. Commended in the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards for Engagement with Employers
  7. Affiliated with the Black FE Leadership Group
  8. ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
  9. ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  10. Winner of the National Environmental Awards School/College of the Year
  11. First college to achieve Careers Development Award – Careers Wales
  12. BGLZ A Level Team win Bronze Award in Pearson Team of the Year
  13. 29 finalists and 13 medals in WorldSkills UK 2021 – 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze and 4 Highly Commended
  14. 24 Gold, silver and bronze medals in Skills Competition Wales 2021
  15. Young Pastry Chef of the Year semi-finalist
  16. Lecturer Kate Beavan Awarded MBE for Services to Agriculture

  • Four Learners awarded Tafflab funding
  • Quality Standard in Carer Support (QSCS) accredited status (for 3 years)
  • Entrepreneurship Catalyst Award 2020 for Summer Start Up Week
  • CyberFirst Gold College
  • Selected as part of WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence
  • Bronze award in Pearson BTEC Awards – Learner of the Year in Public Services (Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone)
  • Coleg Gwent Dragons Junior Rugby Academy named Welsh School & Colleges champions (male and female)
  • Three learners awarded Tafflab funding
  • Gold in Personal Training in WorldSkills UK
  • Gold in 3D Digital Game Art in WorldSkills UK
  • Launched first Chef’s Forum Academy in Wales
  • Classed as ‘excellent’ in Welsh Government Learner Outcomes Report for 2017/18
  • Coleg Gwent girls named WRU U18’s College and Schools Champions
  • First educational establishment in Wales to have a ‘Dementia Friendly’ campus
  • Gold medals in Beauty Therapy (Hand and Face) and Forensic Science in WorldSkills UK
  • College ranked ninth in the league table for the second year running in WorldSkills UK
  • Winner of the Sustainable Education category in the Wales Awards
  • Shortlisted finalist in Wales Sustainable Academy Awards in the Sustainable Spaces category
  • Shortlisted Finalist in the EAUC Green Gown Awards
  • 11 Students reach WorldSkills UK finals
  • Lecturer Victoria English made the Independent’s 10 for mental health campaign work for young people
  • Two learners reach the National SkillBuild finals
  • Partners with National Skills Academy Rail
  • First college in Wales to be part of Career Colleges initiative
  • First place in Fitness Instructor Skills Competition Wales competition
  • Silver in the WorldSkills Wales caring competition
  • SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year
  • UK Association of Hairdressers and Therapists regional competitions – one first, two seconds and three thirds
  • Bronze in SIAB Combined Event International competition
  • Joint first place in the Road Safety Wales’s multimedia competition
  • Winner of BBC Radio 4’s national art competition
  • Trading Places Competition, First Campus and Big Ideas Wales
  • Gold, silver and bronze in WSAPLD’s swimming gala
  • Gold in the WorldSkills UK final in construction
  • Silver in the WorldSkills UK final in sport development
  • Bronze in the WorldSkills UK final in media make-up
  • Winner of the regional Springboard FutureChef competition
  • Second place in the Urdd Eisteddfod childcare competition
  • Joint first place in the media make-up category of the WorldSkills semi final
  • Finalists in the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer competition
  • Outstanding Student of the Year and Outstanding Science Student of the Year in the National BTEC Awards