Students from Tonypandy Community College are building careers for the future after attaining qualifications in construction and health and safety.

A team of 11 students from Year 10 gained their Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment following a course at Arc Academy in Treforest.

The qualification allowed them to sit their Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Card which is necessary for anyone applying to work on a UK construction site.

Students Joshua Boundford, Jake Derrick, Bradley Evans, Jacob Evans, Alex Rowland, Ieuan Seldon, Joshua Sheppard, Rhys Stevens and Dylan Walsh all excelled on the course.

Organised by the British Safety Council, students followed the course which is open for anyone who currently works or wants to work in construction, as well as for those already in the industry looking to refresh their knowledge.

Tonypandy Community College Headteacher Nathan Prygodzicz said: “Congratulations to all the students who achieved their qualifications in construction skills and health and safety which is essential for anyone planning a career in the building trade.

“Gaining these qualifications at such an early age will not only help them enhance their skills and knowledge of the construction industry but allow them to make informed decisions about their career choices.”