A Langley College apprentice has won a top award.

Ashton Clark, 20, was named Best Interiors Apprentice at the Berkeley Group Apprenticeship Awards ceremony held at the Bridge Theatre, on London's South Bank.

The cross-industry judging panel at the event which saw a record numbers of entries this year, said: “He stood out to his managers and our judges as someone whose hunger to learn is really paying off. A team player, he takes a holistic approach to working on site, thinking about safety and site behaviour as well as his work as a plasterer.”

Ashton, 20, is now employed by Vince O’Brien Plastering.

Kate Webb, who is chief executive at the Windsor Forest Colleges Group which runs Langley College, said: "It is Ashton’s great drive and determination that has seen him achieve so well. That coupled with the tremendous support he has received from his employer and the academic team at the college.”

It has been the second boost enjoyed recently by Windsor Forest Colleges Group which has also just received the highest rating from the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) for its higher education provision. Following a recent three-day inspection the Agency gave the Colleges Group a ‘High Confidence’ rating in four areas - for student engagement, educational experience, admissions systems and handling of feedback.

Principal Rowan Cookson said: “We are delighted to once again meet the very highest standards for our advanced-level programmes. Many people are not aware that you can study HNDs, Foundation Degrees and even Bachelor degrees at Langley."

The group also runs Windsor College and the Cooking Academy in Slough.