Further education colleges offer congratulations following second challenging year

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Further education colleges are today congratulating learners across Wales as they receive their GCSE and vocational results and plan their next steps in what has been a second challenging academic year for the education sector. 

ColegauCymru Chair Guy Lacey said,

“We’re delighted to congratulate all learners receiving results today following a difficult 18 months. We also send our sincere thanks to our education colleagues, and parents and carers alike who have supported young people as they navigated this testing period. Our Learner Services and Admissions Teams are now on hand to provide advice and support on the next stage of learning.” 

Further education colleges are once again looking forward to supporting and guiding learners to take their next steps in education. With a broad offering, FE colleges are ideally placed to be able to meet a wide range of needs, allowing them to support all types of learners to achieve their full potential. Students are encouraged to contact their local college to find out more about all the options available to them.   
Following the decision to cancel examinations for a second year, further education colleges have continued to work tirelessly and meticulously to follow guidelines set by awarding organisations and regulators in the awarding process. With a number of complex elements, both at centre and awarding organisation level, ColegauCymru is grateful for the expertise and commitment of all our education colleagues in ensuring the accurate, fair and robust awarding of qualifications. 
ColegauCymru Chief Executive Iestyn Davies added,

“We warmly congratulate learners, staff and parents in their collective achievements today and wish them every success for the future. FE colleges in Wales are committed to supporting all learners, regardless of the results they receive.”
“ColegauCymru believes that it is a basic expectation that young people are given a level playing fielda with regards to their education, whether they choose to take an academic, vocational or technical route.  With Covid-19 having changed the way we value some key occupations, it’s time to move beyond talking about parity of esteem and make sure that this generation of learners have a genuine choice about the routes they want to pursue.”   

Further Information

Welsh Government Press Release
“Huge well done to GCSE and vocational learners across Wales” – Education Minister
12 August 2021

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