Coleg y Cymoedd celebrates the success of learners achieving a broad variety of vocational qualifications, as they progress to university and employment.
The college offers the widest choice of vocational courses in Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taf across its five campuses and is celebrating the huge numbers of learners securing top grades and reaching university or securing employment.
Notable results include Gethin Dibben from Ton Pentre who achieved a D*D*D* portfolio (Triple Distinction*) in BTEC Extended Diploma in IT and has a confirmed place at the University of South Wales to study a degree in Computer Security.
Gethin said â€œIâ€™m thrilled to have received three Distinction stars in my BTEC IT course. I canâ€™t thank the college enough for all of the support in helping me achieve my goals of attending university.â€
19 year old Suraj Patel from Rhymney will advance to Birmingham University to study Business Management and Marketing, after achieving the top portfolio grade D*D*D* in Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business.
Suraj said â€œIâ€™m ecstatic with my results. College has given me the freedom I needed but also a lot of support and opportunities. Being involved in enterprise activities and undertaking work experience placements, on top of the qualifications I have achieved, means I have all the skills I needed to get into my preferred university.â€
The success also includes a high number of learners who have used their qualifications to secure full time employment. 19 year old Cerys Cantwell from Ystrad Mynach secured DDM (Double Distinction, Merit) in Level 3 BTEC Business and found full time employment with a renewable energy company within a week of receiving her results.
Cerys said â€œIâ€™m really pleased with my results, I did much better than I expected. Iâ€™m really happy to have found a relevant job so quickly and am looking forward to my future. My tutor was really helpful the whole way through my course; I donâ€™t think it would have done it without her!â€
Rhondda Cynon Taff