VQ Intermediate Learner of the Year Award


Brandon Jones, a former BTEC Level 3 Engineering student at the college has been successfully awarded the VQ Intermediate Learner of the Year Award 2018.

Brandon, who achieved a double distinction star, completed his Engineering course in June 2017 and has now progressed on to study a Product Design Degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Not only did Brandon excel in all aspects of his academic studies at The College Merthyr Tydfil, but as part of his Welsh Baccalaureate Community Challenge, Brandon led a team of year 10 pupils from Cyfarthfa High school to the national finals of the F1 in Schools challenge at Silverstone. This required a commitment of 30 hours working with year 10 students, at the end of which, Brandon had impressed staff so much that he was invited back to coach and mentor year 11 engineering and design and technology learners.

Brandon worked extremely hard throughout his time at the college, taking every opportunity he could to engage in extra-curricular activities. He thoroughly deserves the award and the college wish him all the very best for his degree and future career.

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