Scarlett Knight Hairdressing

Thursday 30 May 2019

South Wales hair and beauty business wins VQ Employer of the Year Award

A South Wales hair and beauty business that is bringing through a new generation of well-trained and qualified […]

Louisa Mallett

Thursday 30 May 2019

Exceptional and innovative trainer is recognised by VQ Award

Louisa Mallett’s mantra is the development of the person alongside the practical training. Now her efforts have been […]

Charlotte O'Brien

Thursday 30 May 2019

Vocational Training route leads to award success

For VQ Award winner, Charlotte O’Brien, vocational learning has enabled her to make a career out of her […]

Collette Gorvett

Thursday 30 May 2019

A desire to be the best results in VQ Awards success

A desire to inspire others to be the best has resulted in hospitality mentor and ambassador Collette Gorvett […]

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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Vocational Qualification Awards Winners Take Centre Stage

The cream of the crop have been recognised during this year’s celebration of vocational qualifications excellence at the […]

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Thursday 2 May 2019

Creating a new career pathway for young people in Cardiff

The introduction of an innovative apprenticeship programme paving the way for a new generation of young people to […]

Scarlet Knight Hairdressing

Thursday 2 May 2019

Former apprentices bringing through the next generation

Two former apprentices have forged a formidable husband and wife partnership that is bringing through a new generation […]

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Thursday 2 May 2019

Teaching the teachers is inspiring the leaders of tomorrow

Promoting a culture of leadership amongst its teaching staff is inspiring pupils at one Penarth school to be […]

VQ Awards Trainer of the Year finalist Mark Shaw of Coleg Cambria , Deeside,  with Syrie Jones at the Three Eagles, Llangollen

Friday 26 April 2019

Tailored education and training to support individual journey success

Going the extra mile to deliver training and support to learners has led to North Wales trainer Mark […]

Louisa Mallett

Friday 26 April 2019

Learner well-being and qualifications are equally important

For trainer Louisa Mallett the well-being of the learner goes hand in hand with any qualification achieved. It […]

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Friday 26 April 2019

Anna transforms lives through her teaching

For Anna Bell, inspiring through adversity has not only won the admiration of her peers, it is motivating […]

Charlotte O’Brien

Thursday 25 April 2019

Vocational Training route works for Charlotte

For data scientist and Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards 2019 finalist, Charlotte O’Brien, the numbers are all starting to […]

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Thursday 25 April 2019

Vocational Training as an Enabler for Career Progression

Chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards 2019, Jonathan Thomas – or JT as […]

Reagan Locke 3

Thursday 25 April 2019

Reagan’s steely passion for technical laboratory work pays off

Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards finalist Reagan Locke’s passion for technical laboratory work with employer Tata Steel Strip Products […]

Collette Gorvett

Tuesday 16 April 2019

A desire to be the best

Competitive, committed and the desire to be the best sums up Collette Gorvett’s attitude towards learning – and […]

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Tuesday 16 April 2019

Career Success in the face of adversity

Gower College Swansea helped Alex Davies find his true career path, working with young children -– and he […]

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Tuesday 16 April 2019

Breaking down barriers for women in STEM

Nia Jones is a passionate advocate for women in construction and engineering and is leading by example! She […]


Friday 5 April 2019

Countdown is on to VQ Awards day as finalists are revealed

The finalists have been announced for Wales’ annual celebration of learning, training and employment excellence – the Vocational […]

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Thursday 21 February 2019

Countdown to 8 March closing date for this year’s VQ Awards

Nominations are flying in for the Vocational Qualification (VQ) awards. Learners, trainers and employers in every part of […]


Monday 18 February 2019

Llanelli company’s upskilling strategy endorsed by VQ Award

A Llanelli automotive manufacturer says being named Vocational Qualification (VQ) Employer of the Year for Wales in 2018 […]

Tom Jones

Monday 11 February 2019

Proud Trainer of the Year backs entries for 2019 VQ Awards

Being named Trainer of the Year in the 2018 Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards for Wales was one of […]

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Wednesday 6 February 2019

Vocational qualifications of key importance to the Welsh economy

The importance of vocational qualifications to the Welsh economy was emphasised at the launch of this year’s VQ […]


Wednesday 16 January 2019

Wales-wide hunt launched for vocational qualification stars

Star learners, trainers and employers in every part of Wales who have used technical, practical and vocational qualifications […]

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Vocational qualifications key to Wales’ future economic prosperity

Vocational qualifications are set to play a pivotal role in helping the Welsh Government achieve its vision of […]

Ethan Davies pres

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Company’s award hat-trick as model apprentice named VQ Learner of the Year

“Model apprentice” Ethan Davies has made it a hat-trick for a Flintshire aerospace engineering company at the annual […]

Gestamp Tallent pres

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Llanelli manufacturer named VQ Employer of the Year for Wales

A Llanelli automotive manufacturer Gestamp Tallent Ltd is celebrating after being named Vocational Qualification (VQ) Employer of the […]

Tom Jones pres

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Inspirational college lecturer is named VQ Trainer of the Year

An inspirational lecturer from Cardiff and Vale College, who has overcome a spinal injury to develop a rewarding […]

Brandon Jones pres

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Merthyr Tydfil engineering graduate named VQ Learner of the year

Merthyr Tydfil engineering graduate Brandon Jones, described as an inspiration to fellow students, has won one of this […]


Thursday 3 May 2018

Welsh stars shine at Vocational Qualification Awards ceremony

Inspirational stories of success were celebrated as a Merthyr Tydfil engineering graduate, a Flintshire higher apprentice, a Cardiff […]

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Monday 23 April 2018

Sue goes the extra mile for media apprentices

More than 30 years’ experience in television and media was Sue Jeffries’ ‘qualification’ for starting up her own […]

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Monday 23 April 2018

Tom uses experimental learning to engage with students

Tom Jones is not a traditional trainer. He champions experimental learning, often using body armour, protective equipment and […]

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Monday 23 April 2018

Understanding and respect at heart of Gwenno’s training

Treating each learner as an individual with unique training needs is at the heart of Gwenno Jones’ success. […]