College Accolades and Awards

Coleg Gwent award winners

2022/23 achievements:

  1. 4th place in World Skills UK 2023
  2. South Wales Argus School and Education Awards 2023 –  Lifetime Achievement Award, Christine Jenkins
  3. South Wales Argus School and Education Awards 2022 – FE Lecturer of the Year, Peter Britton
  4. College awarded Carer Friendly Accreditation
  5. 17 medals won in Skills Competition Wales 2023 – 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze
  6. Coleg Gwent comes 2nd overall in Skills Competition Wales 2022
  7. Commended in the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards for Engagement with Employers

  • Affiliated with the Black FE Leadership Group
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • Winner of the National Environmental Awards School/College of the Year
  • First college to achieve Careers Development Award – Careers Wales
  • BGLZ A Level Team win Bronze Award in Pearson Team of the Year
  • 29 finalists and 13 medals in WorldSkills UK 2021 – 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze and 4 Highly Commended
  • 24 Gold, silver and bronze medals in Skills Competition Wales 2021
  • Young Pastry Chef of the Year semi-finalist
  • 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