STUDENTS celebrating results day at a specialist training college have achieved a 100 per cent pass rate this year.

The students studying at The Academy in Norton and Scarborough have achieved the new technical qualification in hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy or make-up artistry, with many students awarded a distinction grade in the practical element of the course.

This year students passed a written exam, a practical assignment and employer involvement unit.

The Academy works with more than 60 local employers to deliver City and Guilds qualifications, with students enjoying work placements and apprenticeships in the hair, beauty and barbering industry in towns, including Norton, Malton, Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Driffield, Thirsk and Whitby.

Director Lindsay Burr said: “Congratulations to all our hardworking students. These technical qualifications test every aspect of our industry so these results are particularly strong.

“We are proud to work in partnership with schools and colleges to create opportunities for young people.

“Particular thanks go to employers across the region who provide valuable work experience and apprenticeships.

“These results are an absolute credit to our fantastic team.”