Huw and Ogmore MP Chris Elmore visited Bridgend College, Pencoed campus this week to congratulate the college on a historic year.
The campus, which secured the Urdd Eisteddfod for 2017, welcomed the AM and MP and showed them around the ‘double excellent’ awarded college.
Huw said: “Well done to the staff and students of the college which has had a great year. This continuing success highlights the ongoing commitment and dedication of all involved and the college really is going from strength to strength – long may it continue!”
The Ogmore MP said: “What a year for Bridgend College. Securing the Urdd Esiteddfod next year, improving their qualification rate from 77% to 85% and being awarded a ‘double excellent’ award from Estyn is truly outstanding. The college should be extremely proud of their achievements this year. The staff, students and Principal are hugely dedicated.”
Inspection body Estyn praised the further education college – which has around 13,000 enrolled students – for improving the success rates for learners, despite funding cuts.