Ogmore MP Chris Elmore and AM Huw Irranca Davies visited Bridgend College, Pencoed campus this week to congratulate the college on a historic year.
The campus, which secured the Urdd Eisteddfod for 2017, welcomed the MP and AM and showed him round the ‘double excellent’ awarded college.
The Ogmore MP said: “What a year for Bridgend College. Securing the Urdd Esiteddfod next year, improving their qualification rate from 77% to 85% and being awarded a ‘double excellent’ award from Estyn is truly outstanding.
“The college should be extremely proud of their achievements this year. The staff, students and Principal are hugely dedicated.”
Inspection body Estyn praised the further education college – which has around 13,000 enrolled students – for improving the success rates for learners, despite funding cuts.