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Y Prentis sponsor skills competitions at Coleg Gwent

13th February 2020

Throughout January, Y Prentis sponsored the carpentry, brickwork and multiskills competitions held at Coleg Gwent’s City of Newport Campus.

Across the three trades, over 100 construction level 1 and 2 learners took part in a day-long competition for their chance to win a brand-new set of tools, sponsored by Y Prentis. Each competitor was not only tested on their technical abilities, but their time management, character and commitment to the task they had to complete.

Rachel, winner of the Level 1 carpentry competition, said: “I couldn’t believe it, I was ecstatic! It was a tense but good atmosphere in the workshop. I tend to be a bit fastidious with the preparation, so I was slow to get started and ended up having a crazy last hour, but it all came together in the end.”

Nabil, winner of the Level 2 brickwork competition, said: “It was usually my day off, but I came because I really wanted to do the competition. It was a long day and I didn’t expect to win, but it feels great to be recognised for my hard work.”

Congratulations to everyone who took part. If you would like to find out more about the college courses on offer at Coleg Gwent, visit

The winners

Level 1 Brickwork

First place - Nathan

Second place - Simon

Third place - Sean

Level 2 Brickwork

First place - Nabil

Second place - Lewis

Third place - Kai


Level 1 Carpentry

First place - Rachel

Second place - Luke

Third place - Jamie


Level 1 Multiskills

First place - Lewis

Second place - Robert

Third place - Conor

Special commendation - Corey