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34 medals in Skills Competitions Wales for Coleg Gwent

Talented learners at Coleg Gwent have excelled yet again in Skills Competition Wales this year. They’ve competed against hundreds of students from colleges across the country in a wide range of skills competitions, bringing home an impressive 34 gold, silver and bronze medals last night in recognition of their talents.

Guy Lacey, Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg Gwent, commented:

“I’m absolutely thrilled to see the success of our learners – we are great advocates of skills competitions as a way of showcasing the amazing talents of young people. These results are a fantastic recognition of the dedication and hard work put in by the leaners and the dedicated staff team that work with them.”

149 Coleg Gwent learners took up the challenge of Skills Competition Wales 2022, demonstrating their skills, abilities, competence and knowledge in a multitude of areas while taking part in the national competition.

From beauty to patisserie, coding to vehicle repair, and music to carpentry, learners from across Coleg Gwent put their best foot forward to demonstrate the skills they’ve learnt at college.

Skills Competition Wales is an opportunity for learners to challenge themselves and push their boundaries to improve their skills in their chosen career. By taking part, they’re raising the level of skills training in Wales and growing personally and professionally, making the competition a great experience and a valuable addition to their CVs.

Skills Competition Manager, Richard Wheeler, explained:

“It’s great to see so many Coleg Gwent learners now taking part in Skills Competition Wales. Skills Competitions really are a great way to not only improve students’ technical skill set but also their interpersonal skills such as time management, problem-solving, and working under pressure. All of these skills are great employability skills which will be with learners for the rest of their life.”

Celebrating Coleg Gwent’s Skills Competition Wales 2022 medallists  

34 inspirational Coleg Gwent learners brought home gold, silver and bronze medals last night in the national competition. Congratulations to the Coleg Gwent medallists:


  1. Ellie Witch – Beauty Therapist (Hands & Face)
  2. Ellie Parsons – Beauty Therapy Practitioner (Body)
  3. Samuel Newman-Jones – Brickwork
  4. Tiana Elizabeth Roberts – Creative Media Makeup
  5. Esther Taylor – Fashion Design and Technology
  6. Amy Packwood – Hairdressing
  7. Shaun Davies – Inclusive Skills Horticulture
  8. Cerys Jenkins – IT Software Solutions for Business
  9. Bridie Saunders – Personal Trainer
  10. Lynne Allbutt – Personal Trainer


  1. Melody-Rae Woolley – 3D Game Art
  2. Emily Law – Enterprise
  3. Casey Porter – Enterprise
  4. Taylor Riley – Enterprise
  5. Amelia Skyrme – Enterprise
  6. Maddie Wathen – Enterprise
  7. Tayler Jones – Heavy Vehicle Technology
  8. Joshua Brittan – Inclusive Skills Automotive Technology
  9. Cameron Sulway – Inclusive Skills Fitness Assistant
  10. Mitchel Bradbury – Inclusive Skills Restaurant Services
  11. Shavez Khan – IT Software Solutions for Business
  12. Joanna Ingles – Personal Trainer
  13. Jordan Zatac – Vehicle Refinishing


  1. Logan Cook – 3D Game Art
  2. Ethan Griffiths – Construction Metalwork
  3. Chloe Vicary – Creative Media Makeup
  4. Hannah Hughes – Inclusive food preparation
  5. Daniel Lewis – Inclusive Skills Fitness Assistant
  6. Joshua Tozer – Inclusive Skills ICT
  7. Harry McLaren – Mechanical Engineering CAD
  8. Bradley Watts – Vehicle Body Repair
  9. Harry Tanner – Vehicle Refinishing
  10. Lily Atkinson – Visual Merchandising
  11. Rhys Llewellyn-Holley – Web Design

The 34 medals are testament to the learners’ hard work and dedication, and the quality of teaching and expertise available at Coleg Gwent – one of Wales’ top performing colleges.