In fact, 56% of all the students who studied Agricultural and Land Based courses at Coleg Glynllifon received a distinction grade, whilst 57% of students who studied Country Side Management and Forestry received a distinction grade, figures that were well above the national average which is typically 10-20%.
Reflecting on this year’s results, Martin Jardine, Director of Agri Food at Grwp Llandrillo Menai, enthused: “Congratulations to all of our learners. They have shown great resilience and determination in achieving exceptional results during the return of the first series of summer exams and formal assessments in three years. We are extremely proud of the results achieved by our learners and wish them all continued success for the future.”
He continued: “These results show outstanding academic success and personal achievement that will enable our learners to take their next steps to university, apprenticeships or employment".
These excellent results build upon other recent successes at Coleg Glynllifon. Gerwyn Williams the Land based Programme Area Manager explained that 'During the last academic year, Coleg Glynllifon has opened a brand new £1.6m animal care facility, and our students have excelled in many national competitions, with winners being confirmed by the Royal Forestry Society and Lantra. The farm team were also recognized for having the best medium sized Pro cross herd in the UK”
Former Coleg Glynllifon student Morgan Clwyd said: “My time as a student studying Agriculture at Coleg Glynllifon was fantastic. The opportunities and level of support offered to us was truly remarkable. I was lucky enough to win a Lantra award during my time at the college, thanks mainly to the dedication of the staff.
“I am now following an apprenticeship at the Cefn Amlwch estate in Tudweiliog on the Llyn Peninsula, working on several innovative projects they have ongoing on the estate. I’m 100% certain that the education that I received whilst studying at Glynllifon will help me build my future career.”
This years student recruitment targets at Coleg Glynllifon have been exceeded, which is excellent news for the Land based sector in Wales.
Further details of the Land based courses on offer at Coleg Glynllifon can be found at www.gllm.ac.uk