Newly published results from all further education colleges in England have confirmed Swindon College as the best performing college in Wiltshire.
The college topped New College and Wiltshire College with success rates above the national average at 76.7 per cent for Further Education courses and also outperformed other nearby colleges, including Cirencester College.
The college is also head of the success rates league table for Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships, short courses and qualifications delivered in the workplace through Train to Gain.
This is the first time Further Education results have been published nationally under a new Framework for Excellence database through the national funding body for colleges, The Skills Funding Agency. A new website is available for the public to access all the colleges’ results: www.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk
The results on the site, which went live at the end of December, are based on data from the academic year 2008/9. Swindon College’s overall success rates have continued to rise in 2009/10 and currently stand at 81 per cent.
Andrew Miller, Principal of Swindon College said:
“Of course we are delighted with the success rates and particularly by the fact that they are rising each year. The results are a testament to the hard work of our staff and students and it is important for the future of Swindon’s workforce that we continue to strive for excellence.
“This really is a college that Swindon can be proud of”.