Officially the best! Care and Access Division achieves highest success rates across all of Wales


The College Merthyr Tydfil’s Care and Access division have achieved the highest success rates across all colleges in Wales for the second consecutive year with 96% of the college's Health and Social Care, Public Services, Care and Childcare students successfully completing their courses and attaining their desired learning outcomes during 2013-2014. This is well above the sector average of 86%.

The success rates, which take into consideration the completion and attainment rates of learners, seek to measure the proportion of learning activities successfully completed and achieved by each subject area and course type at all further education institutions across Wales.


Nicola Meek, Head of the Care and Access division commented "Everyone in the division is delighted with this result. It is a reflection on the commitment, enthusiasm and hard work carried out by all staff to ensure that our students achieve the success they deserve."

Students from the division have also commended the staff for helping them to achieve their learning outcomes. Level 3 Childcare student Mille Jones, commented "The staff are lovely. They have been really helpful and supportive, inspiring me to achieve really good results in my first year at college."

Childcare student Shannon James also added "I have studied at the college for a number of years now, starting at level 1 and working my way up to  level 3. I struggled during my level 1 course and the tutors were fantastic in providing me with the help and support I needed  to pass the course and progress on to level 2. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them and they go above and beyond to ensure that all of their learners achieved their maximum potential. With their help, I am now on course to successfully complete my level 3 and progress into employment in the care environment."

The success rates are published as part of the FE Learner Outcomes Reports (LORs) 2013/14. The report aims to provide an overview of the percentage of all qualifications that are achieved by learners across Wales for the past three years to both inform learners, employers, parents and the general public about the outcomes of further education funded by the Welsh Government.

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