2015 Learner of the Year Caroline Read (centre) with finalists Emma Beacham (L) and Luke Prideaux-Byrd (R)

ColegauCymru / CollegesWales Awards

The CollegesWales / ColegauCymru Awards recognise outstanding achievement and practice, and showcase the impact colleges have on learners, local communities and businesses.

The Awards Ceremony 2015 took place at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, on Thursday evening, 22 May.

Award Sponsor Winner
Teaching and Learning Welsh Government Coleg Cambria
Use of Technology Learndirect Coleg Sir Gâr
Innovation in Further Education City & Guilds Bridgend College Coleg Cambria
International Partnerships British Council Coleg Gwent
Promoting Equality and Social Justice Lloyds Banking Group Pembrokeshire College
Outstanding Sport Developments Sport Wales The College Merthyr Tydfil
Promoting Welsh-medium/Bilingual Learning Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Coleg Sir Gâr
Learner of the Year Pearson Caroline Read, Cardiff and Vale College
Teacher of the Year ColegauCymru Mary Richards, Coleg Sir Gâr

The Awards Brochure

Download the colour brochure of all the winners and finalists.

  1. ColegauCymru Awards 2015: the shortlists

ColegauCymru Awards 2013

The Awards Ceremony 2013 took place on 22 May at City Hall, Cardiff. Photographs from the ceremony are available from CollegesWales' facebook page

The Finalists 2013

Click the link to download the booklet which highlights the key features of each finalist. CollegesWales Annual Awards booklet 2013

The winners 2013

Award Sponsor Winner
Teaching and Learning Welsh Government Yale College, Wrexham
Digital Learning RSC Wales Yale College, Wrexham
Leadership at a Time of Change Pearson Coleg Sir Gâr
Sports Legacy Sport Wales Coleg Sir Gâr
Literacy and Numeracy WJEC Yale College, Wrexham
International OCR Cymru Coleg Morgannwg
Welsh and Bilingualism Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Grŵp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Menai
Teacher of the Year City & Guilds/ILM Tracey Waterhouse, Coleg Gwent
Learner of the Year ColegauCymru Jacob Thomas, Pembrokeshire College

Videos of best practice: ColegauCymru award winners 2013

Thanks to support from JISC, ColegauCymru has been able to add to its suite of videos of winners of the ColegauCymru Awards 2013. Six videos of award winners are available from the ColegauCymru iTunes U site.

Teacher and Learner of the Year 2013: videos

Click the images below for video clips of the winners and those shortlisted for these two awards. The links take you to ColegauCymru's YouTube channel.

Teacher of the Year 2013: Tracey Waterhouse

Teacher of the Year Finalist 2013

Kate Williams
Alan Lowry

Learner of the Year 2013: Jacob Thomas

Learner of the Year Finalist 2013

Gareth Jones
Daniel Keane

Annual Awards 2012

The key features of all the shortlisted applications are available in the publication: ColegauCymru Awards 2012: the shortlists.

The winners

The winners were announced at the awards ceremony held on 31 May 2012 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

Award Sponsor Winner
Teaching & Learning Welsh Government Yale College, Wrexham
Quality Partnerships OCR Cymru Coleg Sir Gâr
Investing in Staff Development City & Guilds and ILM Bridgend College
Higher Education in Further Education Pearson Bridgend College
Governance Tribal joint winners: Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Deeside College
Promoting Inclusive Learning Agored Cymru Coleg Sir Gâr
Teacher of the Year RSC Wales joint winners: Helen Hodgkinson, Sara Davies
Learner of the Year ColegauCymru David Bowen

Annual Awards 2011

The Awards Ceremony 2011 took place on 26 May at the Hilton, Cardiff. A publication produced to coincide with the awards ceremony highlights the key features of the applications that were shortlisted.

  1. ColegauCymru Awards 2011: Finalists and winners

Winners: Awards for Institutions

Award Category Award Sponsor Winner
Effective use of CQFW
Agored Cymru Deeside College
Digital learning resources
WJEC/NGfL Coleg Sir Gâr
Effective leadership in the delivery of skills
City & Guilds/ILM Coleg Morgannwg
Outstanding practice in maintaining and improving quality
Tribal Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
Innovation in responding to the learner voice
OCR Coleg Gwent
Outstanding use of technology to enhance the learning experience
Ufi/Learndirect The College Ystrad Mynach
Innovative use of curriculum planning
Edexcel Neath Port Talbot College

Awards for Individuals

Award Category Award Sponsor Winners
Learner of the year CollegesWales James Fraser, Barry College and Shane Evans, Coleg Sir Gâr
Teacher of the year LLUK Maria McCarthy, Coleg Glan Hafren