Swansea Bay offers some top Further Education establishments, spread across the region: the newly created Gower College Swansea, Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Sir Gâr in Carmarthenshire.
Gower College Swansea
Gower College Swansea came into being on 20th August 2010. It has been formed from the merger of Swansea College and Gorseinon College, bringing together two establishments which demonstrated excellence in their own right, highlighted by the achievements of their students at A level, with 98% of students passing in each and 14 students heading off to Oxbridge universities as a result.
Gower College Swansea is the second largest FE establishment in Wales, with approximately 1,100 staff and 17,000 students. The campus is currently spread over two main sites – at Belgrave Road, Gorseinon and Tycoch Road, Swansea – plus a number of smaller ‘satellite’ centres. However, a brand new flagship campus is planned for Swansea city centre.
The goal is to create an institution that will provide outstanding learning opportunities and experiences for young people, adults and employers in Swansea.
Neath Port Talbot College
Neath Port Talbot College is the only Further Education provider in the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council area. The college offers an exciting and varied programme of courses to suit most needs either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis.
Coleg Sir Gar
Coleg Sir Gâr has five campuses spread throughout Carmarthenshire. The college offers an extensive range of courses such as A Levels, GCSEs, NVQs and GNVQs up to HNCs, HNDs, degree and postgraduate degrees in a range of different subjects that include sciences, health, engineering, sport, agriculture, catering, art and design, hairdressing, business and many more subjects.