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Silver and Bronze success in World Skills

Two Computing and Information Technology students from NPTC Group of Colleges have won Silver and Bronze in the World Skills UK Welsh Regional Heat.

Students, Zack Evans and James Craddock-Jones took part in the Regional Heat for Web Design held at Coleg Sir Gar.

Zack, 16 and James, 17 are both currently studying for their IT Practitioners Level 3 which includes modules on digital graphics, website development and computer games design.

The students were tasked with a professional brief to build set designs into a user-friendly functioning website from conception to completion in a live competition, including the creation of a responsive portfolio website that needed to be usable for cross-platforms.

The National Final will include designing a website from a given brief, creating a website from a given image, use of client side customisation and JavaScript and finally, creating a database for a company and making a database secure using PHP.

The students commented: “We’ve been able to apply our skills we have learnt in the classroom to the projects set by WorldSkills, it’s been a great platform to broaden key skills.

NPTC Group of Colleges continues its successes in Computing and IT main qualifications with attainment on main qualifications up year on year from 95% to 98%.

Eira Williams, Director of Studies for Computing and Information Technology at NPTC Group of Colleges:

“These events are great opportunities for students to test their creative ideas and technical ability, whilst experiencing professional briefs from industry representatives.”

This is the fifth year running we have had successful entries in the Wales/UK and World Skills competitions. Success on Computing & IT programmes remain high with 100% success for ICT and 94% success for Computer Science. From the Computer Science programme we also had three students who were ranked in the top 20 A level results for the UK.

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