STUDENTS and apprentices have celebrated success at South Devon College.
Two ceremonies took place at Dartington Hall with graduating students surrounded by family and friends to mark their achievements.
The graduation ceremony was the culmination of the university level programme.
Some 260 students graduated, including the new BSc (Hons) healthcare practice; a range of foundation degrees; HNCs and a variety of management and teacher training qualifications.
The event happened on the same day the college held its annual apprenticeship awards.
Twenty four apprentices and four employers won awards on the night, which was compered by TV celebrity Jennie Bond.
The overall Apprentice of the Year was awarded by Alastair Mullen, the pre-construction manager at Kier Construction, to 17-year-old Jordan Winter, a level 3 hairdressing apprentice at Take 2 salon in Totnes.
Jordan, who lives in Dartington, said: "On the apprenticeship you learn quicker and I was allowed to work with clients at an early stage so was able to start building up my own clientele. South Devon College was excellent.
"The facilities are great and the staff very supportive and helpful. Thanks to everyone who helped me to win this award."
Best Employer of the Year went to Murch and Baker, plumbing and heating specialists based in Dartington, who trained at the old college site in Torquay themselves. Stephen Criddle, the college's principal, said: "We are incredibly proud of our students' amazing achievements and we love to celebrate their success with them, their parents and the community".
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