West Lothian College received national recognition at the recent College Development Network (CDN) Awards. The CDN Awards recognise the talent, skills and achievements of colleges, their staff and their students.

The college was commended in the category of Outstanding College Colleague of the Year for former technician Gordon Patterson, and was highly commended in the Inclusive College category for providing international experiences to over 100 students each year.

The college’s Improving Skills through International Learning Exchanges project offers students the chance to work and learn in an overseas environment for two weeks.

Jackie Galbraith, Principal of West Lothian College said: “I am very proud that the college was recognised nationally at the College Development Network Awards. We have been offering international opportunities to our students for many years and these have changed the lives of many by contributing to their success in their qualifications and in securing jobs.”

Gordon was a student at the college where he won student of the year, before graduating and returning to the college as an engineering technician. He said: "The biggest thing I learned was that I am capable of much more than I originally believed."