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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

 - 2 outreach centres

 - 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

Monmouth Learn-IT Centre

Cwmbran Learn-IT Centre

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 

2010 

New 13m Crosskeys Campus X Block building officially opened

2012 

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

2012 

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

2013

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

2014 

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014 

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

 

 

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