Derwen College has the prestigious accolade of being shortlisted for FE College of the Year in the TES FE Awards 2016.
“We are absolutely delighted with this nomination and it is a reflection on the hard work and commitment of the entire team here at the college. We believe it is our commitment to influence and drive change within this sector that has helped us achieve this nomination, alongside the outcomes of students” said Ruth Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Derwen College.
The TES FE Awards look to celebrate and reward the dedication and expertise of the people and teams who continue to make a significant contribution to improving the skills levels of young people and adult learners. There are fourteen award categories and winners will be announced 22 April 2016.
“There are many achievements that we are extremely proud of, including our development of authentic work opportunities on site in our commercial outlets and with our partners in the wider community. Also our work with Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail to produce a film demonstrating how people with SEND should be supported so they have positive train travel experiences. In partnership with Find A Future and others Derwen College has led the development of the Inclusive Skills Competitions. Derwen represents Inclusive Skills at a national level and the college took part in the national Inclusive Skills Competitions at the Skills Show 2015. Students here have also completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – providing opportunities and stretching the potential of our students”.
“I am extremely delighted to be receiving this nomination as a result of the huge team effort here at Derwen and I would like to thank all staff for their continued dedication to the work here. We are looking forward to hearing the results in April!” said Ruth.