Unlike mainstream Further Education establishments, Beechwood College measures success based on completion of learning programmes which incorporate a range of goals set with the students, their families and their existing support workers when they arrive at the College.
These goals can include both achievement of formal qualifications but also the attainment of essential life skills, which are aligned to their current and future needs such as home management skills, as well as their own goals which reflect personal interests such as sport activities.
It is a matter of great pride to the College that our students achieve a high level of success whilst they are with us. At the end of the academic year 2018/2019:
- Students finishing at Beechwood College met more than 95% of their learning programme goals,
- 63 qualifications were achieved from the awarding body Agored Cymru which were made up of accreditations in Art, Music, Enterprise, Creative Media and Drama and all 57 students achieved non-accredited learning in home cooking skills and leisure activities,
- Awards presented this at the end of year Awards Day included an Eco Award for students that have done the most to promote best practice in environmental sustainability, an Entrepreneur Award for students who have run an enterprise scheme and shown the most entrepreneurial skill, and a Work Experience Award for students that have shown the greatest commitment to their work experience opportunity.