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The College

Coleg Gwent, South Wales

Welcome to Coleg Gwent

We are amongst the best performing colleges in Wales and we’re also one of the biggest with over 23,000 students.

Whether it’s your goal to go to university, get started in your dream job, work towards a promotion or learn a new skill, we can help get you where you want to be. 

Choose from an inspiring range of academic or vocational courses including A Levels and Apprenticeships, university level Higher Education options, professional qualifications or workforce training for employers.

If you don’t know where to start, our specialist admissions advisors can guide you with your options and your next steps. 

We are in the top quarter of all colleges in Wales following Estyn’s Annual Review of Performance in 2014, so as a student at Coleg Gwent you can be confident of a high quality experience with plenty of personal support and guidance. We’re here to help you succeed.

Our five unique campuses are accessibly located across the boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen - so there’s a whole world of exciting opportunity open to everyone in our local communities.  

“With us, you will develop skills and gain qualifications that will help you progress to a brighter future. Whether that is in employment, at university or in an Apprenticeship you will be more confident and better prepared to continue your journey. We’re here to help you take the next step.”

Jim Bennett, Coleg Gwent Principal


Our facts and figures - Over 23,000 students

 - 1,500 staff

 - More than £50 million turnover

 - 5 campuses

 - 1 business centre

 - 1 Welsh language centre

 - A Level pass rate of 97.7%

 - 100% pass rate in 27 A Level subjects

 - Vocational subject pass rate of 97%267 (34.7%)

 - Extended Diploma students achieved triple Distinctions – the equivalent of 3 A grades at A Level


CampusesThe Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
City of Newport Campus

Crosskeys Campus

Pontypool Campus

Usk Campus

Newport Royal Chambers


Coleg Gwent key dates1992 

Coleg Gwent officially incorporated in 1992 as the result of the merger between Further and Tertiary education in Gwent 


New 13m Crosskeys Campus X Block building officially opened


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone officially opened, replacing the college’s old Ebbw Vale campus and becoming the centre for post-16 education in Blaenau Gwent


College amongst the best in Wales following ‘Good’ rating by Estyn, the office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales.


Coleg Gwent becomes the first college in Wales to launch a Baxi Academy renewable energy training centre 


College wins ColegauCymru/Colleges Wales Learner Voice Award for listening and responding to student views


Coleg Gwent’s business training team move to new premises at The Royal Chambers in Newport city centre


The first Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone students to receive their A Level results receive record grades for Blaenau Gwent


College remains in the top quarter of all colleges in Wales following Estyn’s Annual Review of Performance



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