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Students from the Combined Cadets Force collect berets

A group of dedicated students from Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC), who are a part of the Combined Cadets Force (CCF) extra-curricular group, collected their berets showing off their hard work and determination.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) provides military training and leadership to young people in the UK, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, they are aiming to offer young people “a broad range of challenging, exiting, adventurous and educational activities”.

The beret ceremony was held at the Bridgwater campus, taking place in the newly refurbished Student Union. Students from across many different courses and programmes took part, as the CCF accepts any students interested no matter their choice and level of study.

Andy Berry, Principal and CEO, attended the ceremony, presenting the berets, congratulating the cadets and marking what was a particularly special occasion.

Bethan Foweraker, Head of Student Engagement, said: “The college is thrilled to be sponsored by 165 Port and Maritime Regiment and to be working closely with Plymouth College and the Royal Logistics Corp.

“The CCF offers life changing experiences that no other extra-curricular activity can match. Students are welcome to join us every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the Students’ Union opposite the sports hall.”

Andy Berry, Principal and CEO, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer our students the chance to be involved in the Combined Cadets Force. Today was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the hard work put in by cadets to date this academic year and we look forward to supporting events both within the college and local community in the future.”

To find out more about our college and the academies we have available to our students please call 01278 441216 or visit

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