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Meet the Learner: PhD success for Melika Ghorbankhani
With dreams of pursuing a Master’s degree, Melika studied our ESOL course and gained the skills she needed for university and beyond.

COVID-19 hygiene kits handed out to keep you safe on campus
We’ve been working hard to put the safety of our learners and staff first by making our campuses safe for the return to learning.

Meet the Learner: Spotlight on Musical Theatre Student Emily Hawkins
Emily studied Level 3 Musical Theatre at Crosskeys campus to turn her passions into a career path, and it was an eye-opening experience for her that’s led to place at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting!

Entrepreneurship Catalyst Award 2020 goes to our Summer Start Up Week
We’re over the moon to tell you that our collaborative Summer Start Up Week has been announced as winner of the Entrepreneurship Catalyst Award in the National Enterprise Educator Awards (NEEA) 2020!

Support for the next generation of health care professionals
Learners at Coleg Gwent’s Health Career College have benefited from some new equipment, donated by specialist medical education supplier, Adam,Rouilly.

Here for you and supporting your mental health
We’re proud to offer a welcoming, diverse and inclusive college environment where everyone feels supported to learn and achieve their goals and ambitions. And this year, we’re excited to launch a brand new mental health support service for our learners – Togetherall.

Coleg Gwent leads the way as a CyberFirst Gold college!
Coleg Gwent has been recognised as a CyberFirst Gold college! After months of hard work with our key industry partners - Thales, Fujitsu and Admiral – and following the exciting launch of our cyber security qualification, we’re thrilled to be recognised by the CyberFirst School/College scheme!

Coleg Gwent delivers WorldSkills
Since 2012, we’ve proudly supported numerous learners as they’ve successfully competed in WorldSkills competitions, ranking in the top 10 league table for their skillsets for 3 years running. So, we’re beyond delighted to be selected as part of the innovative WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence programme, in partnership with education and skills charity NCFE.

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Vocational, A Level and GCSE Results – Everything You Need to Know
Results days are a little different this year compared to previous year, so here’s what you need to know about how and when you’ll receive your results.

A Level Results Day 2020
We’ve had a very good reason to celebrate today with another outstanding year of A Level results, despite difficult circumstances for the class of 2020. Our pass rate was sustained at a superb 98%, with the best A* - C grades ever, a 2.2% increase in A*/A grades and learners from both campuses securing places at Cambridge University!


Supporting you to reach your potential
Libby-Mae Ford, a former student, talks us through her experience at Coleg Gwent and going on to write a book about mental health.

Prestigious bronze award for Uniformed Public Services learner in BTEC Awards
Congratulations to 20-year-old Georgia Kenvin, Uniformed Public Services learner at our Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone, who has been presented with an outstanding bronze award in the Pearson BTEC Awards 2020.

Adult Learners’ Week – Meet the Learners
You’ve already met some of our amazing adult learners from our Personal Training and Business courses, but mature learners join us to study a wide range of subjects at all different levels, even up to degree! So, let’s meet Jodie, Lucinda, Julie, Teresa and Lois, and hear all about their journeys as adult learners…

Adult Learners’ Week 2020 – Meet the Learners
Meet Helen, Holly, Kim and Margaret-Anne, four of our inspirational adult learners studying our business courses. These adult learners show us that going back to college doesn’t have to be a tricky business…

Adult Learners’ Week 2020 – Meet the Learners
Introducing Catherine, Claire and James, our Level 3 Personal Training Learners at Usk campus, who are exercising their minds as adult learners…

Returning to education doesn’t need to be daunting. Here’s why…
For Adult Learners’ Week 2020 (22-28th June) we’re putting adult learning centre-stage, because learning later in life can open many doors for you.

An Inspirational Story of Hope, Humanity, Resilience and the NHS
‘Respect for All’ is one of the Coleg Gwent’s core values and it’s important to us that everyone in our college community feels included, respected, supported and listened to. Above all, we’re an inclusive and diverse college where everyone is welcome.


Making learning accessible for all
As we mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020, it’s easy to see that accessibility is more important than ever in our digital world. So, we’re really proud that TES picked up on how we achieved regulatory compliance.

#CollegeContinues – How Our Community Made A Difference During Lockdown
We’re extremely proud of our inspiring students and staff, who’ve all been doing their best to contribute to our local community during the Coronavirus lockdown. So, let’s shine a spotlight on some of the amazing things that have been going on...

Our Personal Training learners leading the way to keep you active
Coleg Gwent Personal Training alumni Danielle Hall and Rick Raybould are hosting free weekly exercise sessions on Facebook with AOC Sport during the 'new normal'.


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Learning Outcomes 2019/20
How learning outcomes will be awarded for 2019/20 academic year

BBC X-Ray Visits our Leading Automotive Department
Coleg Gwent's Automotive department were visited by BBC's X-Ray team, who dropped in to use the facilities to report on MOTs and motor vehicle maintenance.

How we’re helping refugees to rebuild their lives with the Reach+ Project
In an innovative and forward-looking partnership with Newport City Council, Coleg Gwent is proud to be involved in delivering the Reach+ project in Newport.

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Coronavirus update for staff, students, parents and stakeholders from Coleg Gwent.

Coleg Gwent Learners leading role in We Care Wales Campaign!
Coleg Gwent is proud to be playing an important role in the recently launched 'We Care Wales campaign'.

Coleg Gwent staff celebrate LGBTQ history month!
Yesterday, Coleg Gwent staff joined an informal gathering to show their support for LGBTQ+ history month.  This was the first event of its type for staff at the College, and the temporary Chair of the Equality & Diversity Group, Arwel Rees-Taylor, welcomed colleagues with his own, homemade cakes.

Coleg Gwent & Cyber College Cymru: for the next generation of digital talent!
Following the successful launch of Cyber College Cymru this week by Kirsty Williams AM: Education Minister, Coleg Gwent is delighted to officially announce details of our exciting new digital BTEC course, the National Extended Diploma in Computing.

Cyber College Cymru
We’re part of Cyber College Cymru, a brand new Welsh Government initiative that offers you the chance to embark on an innovative course of digital study.

Coleg Gwent champions good causes
The Newport Half Marathon is almost upon us, and Coleg Gwent are already in the lead with their support for good causes.

Coleg Gwent Creative Designers are a Winner!
Coleg Gwent’s Art and Design learners have won a competition which will see their brilliant designs appear throughout Gwent and beyond.

Celebrating LGBTQ History Month 2020
Coleg Gwent are proud to mark and celebrate LGBTQ history month 2020. We pride ourselves on our forward thinking and progressive community.

Apprenticeship Week 2020
Apprenticeships are perfect for those who want to get straight into work whilst gaining qualifications at the same time.

Torfaen FAQs
We’ve been asked a number of questions about the Torfaen Learning Zone. This list will be continuously updated and added to, so please keep checking back for further updates.

Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Rugby Academy Relives 2012 Glory!
Coleg Gwent Dragons Junior Rugby Academy became champions of Wales once again, winning the final of the Welsh School and Colleges Rugby League trophy.

Coleg Gwent students kick-start their businesses with competition win
Three Coleg Gwent students have begun 2020 having won funding in the form of a grant in the annual Tafflab enterprise kick-starter competition.

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Coleg Gwent Buddy Scheme
At a recent Buddy Day held at Coleg Gwent, a group of learners came together to speak about social isolation and how to tackle it.

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Coleg Gwent go for gold at WorldSkills UK
Coleg Gwent students have struck gold at the recent WorldSkills UK LIVE national finals, beating counterparts from colleges across the UK.

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Over 19, in a job earning less than £26,000 a year? Take advantage of FREE and FLEXIBLE courses in ICT, Construction, Engineering, and Health and Care. Apply now!

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We have a range of FREE courses starting in January designed to help you take that next step towards a new career, university or another course. Apply today

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Stuck in a career rut? A Personal Learning Account might be the answer
Our new Personal Learning Accounts will give individuals the opportunity to obtain the skills, knowledge and qualifications needed to embark on a new career

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Once you’ve chosen the part time course you want to take, applying’s easy. Book online, email, call or visit one of our campuses.

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When you’ve found a full time course you’re interested in, applying is easy. If you’d like more information or have any questions, just call our Student Recruitment Officers on 01495 333777.

Sport, Travel & Public Services (Part Time)
Whether you’re interested in sports coaching, events management or perhaps you’ve got a passion to be a paramedic, a marine or a fire fighter? Our courses in sports, travel and public services will help you make the grade! The whole world is out there, waiting for you.

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Also known as Access to Higher Education courses, you can choose from a range of pathways to get you onto your chosen degree course and on track for success and even that dream job.

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Talented students competing to be crowned the best in the UK
Four of Coleg Gwent's students are through to the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions.

Higher Education guide 20/22 is out now!
With more than 40 courses on offer in business, care and engineering alone - a university education is closer than you think.

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Pathway to Degree / University (Access to Higher Education – Full Time)
Also known as Access to Higher Education courses, you can choose from a range of pathways to get you onto your chosen degree course and on track for success and even that dream job.

Sport, Travel & Public Services (Full Time)
Whether you’re interested in sports coaching, events management or perhaps you’ve got a passion to be a paramedic, a marine or a fire fighter? Our courses in sports, travel and public services will help you make the grade! The whole world is out there, waiting for you.

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Art students join forces with the police
Coleg Gwent students used their artistic talents to create bespoke artwork for a charity auction, for Motor Neurone disease - in support with Gwent Police.

Construction learners visit a local manufacturer during ‘See Your Site’ week
A group of Coleg Gwent construction learners seized the opportunity to learn first-hand about timber frame engineering during 'See Your Site' week.

TV’s Alan Tirchmarsh delivers garden makeover with the help of our landbased learners
Coleg Gwent countryside management learners were among the volunteers who helped televison gardener Alan Titchmarsh as he transformed a garden for the ITV programme Love Your Garden.

Why students love learning at Coleg Gwent!
We’re introducing you to some of our learners and sharing their success and journey through learning at Coleg Gwent so far.

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Opening of new outdoor learning space
Coleg Gwent Independent Living Skills learners helped to create a new outdoor learning space, with help from Leonard Cheshire's 'Can Do' programme.

Topping out ceremony for Torfaen Learning Zone
Coleg Gwent 'topped out' in a special ceremony to mark the latest milestone in the new, £24 million Torfaen Learning Zone development.

It’s a recipe for learning success
We're delighted to be launching Wales' first Chefs' Forum Academy with our Catering and Hospitality students.

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If you’re thinking about college or university, our virtual open events are a brilliant way to find out all you need.

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Coleg Gwent A Level learners celebrate their success
Coleg Gwent students and staff are today celebrating another year of excellent A Level results across their campuses. A superb pass rate of 98.5%.

Catering students joined top Welsh chef in his Michelin-starred kitchen
Our fantastic catering students joined top Welsh chef James Sommerin to cook up a winning menu of canapés at his Michelin-starred Penarth restaurant.

New logo designed by Coleg Gwent student for Torfaen Voluntary Alliance
Congratulations to foundation degree graphic communication student Lee Brakspears for designing a great new logo for the Torfaen Voluntary Alliance.

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Construction staff got on their bikes for St David’s Hospice Care
Our brilliant construction lecturers successfully completed their annual charity bike ride in aid of St David's Hospice Care.

We’re celebrating Adult Learners’ Week
We're introducing you to some of our mature students and sharing their success and journey through college, in Celebration of Adult Learners' Week.


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Coleg Gwent runs a variety of courses on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.

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Coleg Gwent classed as excellent again by Welsh Government
The latest Welsh Government Learner Outcomes Report for 2017/18 demonstrates that Coleg Gwent is one of Wales' top performing colleges.

Part time guide 19/20 out now
If you want to learn a new skill, turn a hobby into a profession or fancy a career change then Coleg Gwent will have a course made for you.

We’re celebrating VQ Day 2019
We're sharing the success of some of our fantastic students, and their journeys with learning and development, at Coleg Gwent so far.

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Coleg Gwent girls are the WRU U18’s College and Schools Champions 2019
Our brilliant Coleg Gwent girls are the WRU U18's College and Schools Champions 2019!

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Working for Coleg Gwent is fulfilling, exciting and engaging, as you help to shape the futures of young people. View our current jobs and careers vacancies.


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International Women’s Day 2019
To commemorate International Women's Day, we're sharing the success of our female students and their journey with Coleg Gwent, so far.

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Coleg Gwent is celebrating National Careers and Apprenticeships Week 2019!
To mark National Careers Week and National Apprenticeships Week , we'll be showcasing some of our apprentices' and students' successes.

You’re invited to our jobs fair!
Coleg Gwent's Career and apprenticeships jobs fair.

City of Newport campus is ‘Dementia Friendly’
Coleg Gwent has become the first educational establishment in Wales to have a ‘Dementia Friendly’ campus.

Top Bristol Chefs Inspire Next Generation of Talent
Bristol's most highly-skilled chefs help students prepare a mouth-watering meal for 70 diners in one of the most famed catering colleges in the country.

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Coleg Gwent goes for gold at WorldSkills UK
Coleg Gwent students struck gold and received highly commended status at the recent WorldSkills UK LIVE, beating counterparts from colleges across the UK.

Torfaen Learning Zone is announced!
Torfaen Council and Coleg Gwent officially cut the first sod of Torfaen's new lTearning centre. to mark the beginning of a new era for education in Torfaen.

College guides girls into trade skills
A group of Girl Guides are brushing up on their paintwork, woodwork and plumbing skills as they work with the college to make their own creations a

Help dress the poppy dress for charity
Students, staff and members of the public are invited to help college students create a poppy dress, to commemorate 100 years since the Great War ended.

Vote for Coleg Gwent!
Coleg Gwent is a finalist in the new Sustainable Wales Awards.

10 reasons to love Coleg Gwent
Looking for a reason to love your college? Look no further, we've got 10 of them for Coleg Gwent right here!

Photography is in the eye of the beholder
Our A-Level photography students from Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone attended The Eye International Photography festival at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Learning centres on College’s investment
The unveiling of Coleg Gwent's new £2.5 million learning centre, at Coleg Gwent's Usk Campus.

College advances with its new materials centre
Coleg Gwent has officially launched the Dennison Advanced Materials Centre (DAMC), the first of its kind in Wales!

Coleg Gwent students are world class
Coleg Gwent's talented students have reach the national finals of the WorldSkills competition in disciplines including beauty, forensic science and game art

Teacher is celebrated in happy list
Coleg Gwent's Lecturer, Victoria English made the Independent's 'Happy List' 10 because of her brilliant mental health contributions to young people.

Fashion forward student turns entrepreneur
Coleg Gwent Fashion Student, Abigail Parker is putting her fashion qualification to good use by designing and selling her own t-shirts and handbags.

‘A’nother successful year for Coleg Gwent
Coleg Gwent students and staff are celebrating yet another year of excellent A Level results. The college's pass rate was a superb 98.1%.

Students build their way to national success
Two Coleg Gwent students have reached the National SkillBuild finals, beating a hundred of the best plastering apprentices in the process.

In with the new! New Student Day!
0ur New Student Days were a hit across all five of our campuses! We welcomed just under 2,500 students, giving a glimspe of student life at Coleg Gwent.

Coleg Gwent flies through pilot Estyn inspection
Coleg Gwent has become the first college in Wales to pilot Estyn's new inspection framework, securing a judgement of Good in everything it does.

Charity begins at ‘home from home’ at Coleg Gwent
Staff at Coleg Gwent have been busy fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Bristol, in support of a colleague Paul Mugleston and his three year old daughter, Ruby.

Get skilled today for tomorrow’s future
Over 1,000 new growth jobs in the ICT sector are forecast by 2024 for South East Wales.

College: Turn your passion into a profession
When studying with Coleg Gwent - one of Wales' top performing colleges, turning your passion into a career, is easier than ever.

Student serves up success with Army Reserve service
A second year Coleg Gwent student from Newport has found the recipe for successful studies by becoming a chef with the Army Reserve

Rob’s story – Adult Learners’ Week 2018
Coleg Gwent Student Rob, 30. always has had a passsion for sport, but he had never imagined he would be studying a univerity course about it.

Adult Learners’ Week 2018 – Alice’s story
Meet 38 year old Coleg Gwent student Alice Roberts from Cwmbran. Alice decided to retrain as a hairdresser seven years ago at Coleg Gwent.

Coleg Gwent is celebrating Adult Learners’ Week 2018!
Coleg Gwent is celebrating Adult Learners' Week by introducing you to some of our fantastic Adult Learner students.

Coleg Gwent on Track with New Rail Partnership
Coleg Gwent partners with the National Skills Academy Rail (NSAR) to become a member of the National Network of Colleges (for Rail).

NEW! Torfaen post 16 education centre
In 2020, Coleg Gwent's new Torfaen post 16 education centre (yet to be named) will be the home of all A Level education in Torfaen.

Coleg Gwent is the first college in Wales to be part of Career Colleges initiative

AS level Welsh students visit North Wales
Coleg Gwent A level Welsh students visit North West Wales to visit venues and areas that are relevant to their course work and forthcoming examinations.

Coleg Gwent student racing in 10k race for Whizz-Kidz
Twenty-two-year-old Coleg Gwent Student - Ayesha Khan, who has Spina Biffida and Hydrocephalus takes on the ABP Newport 10k race in her wheelchair.

Coleg Gwent students created a real buzz, reaching ‘Big Ideas Wales’ national finals for Honeybees project
Five students and lecturers from Coleg Gwent attended the Big Ideas Wales finals, showcasing their bees wax candles and jars of honey they had produced.

Coleg Gwent is an excellent learning environment for your child
Coleg Gwent is one of the largest and most successful colleges in Wales, offering first class support and guidance to all learners.

Improve your career prospects: Coleg Gwent has the choice and support you need
Making decisions about your future can be challenging, especially when you're still in school. At Coleg Gwent, you can pursue a passion, into a career.

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If you're looking to expand your workforce using the government funded Kickstart Scheme, Coleg Gwent can help! Register your interest in the scheme today.

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Here at Coleg Gwent we’ve got a range of full time courses to choose from – hundreds in fact. So apply today, you’ll be studying at one of Wales’ top performing colleges!

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Whether you want to change career, get a promotion, return to work, start your own business or develop a hobby, you can achieve something amazing with our part-time courses. Apply now!

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International students can submit an application form to our International office.


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Imagine getting a university-level qualification, but saving time and money by studying it at your local campus. That’s what you can do at Coleg Gwent with our growing number of higher education courses. Apply now!

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There are many ways you can get help with the cost of studying, with lots of different grants available depending on your circumstances. For help or advice, contact Student Services at one of our campuses or call 01495 333777.



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Full time learning isn’t for everyone – we know that. So why not think about an Apprenticeship? You can achieve valuable qualifications while you’re gaining vital experience – and get paid while you’re studying!


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Partnerships with local, regional and national employers are central to ensure our students can explore career aims, develop the right skills and knowledge and can effectively transfer from education into their chosen sector.

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Our brand new £24 million purpose built campus situated in the heart of Cwmbran will become the home for all post 16 education in the Torfaen borough.

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Getting to college could cost less than you think! With the Coleg Gwent Bus Pass Scheme, you may be able to get discounted bus travel to and from college.

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If you’re pushed for time, or travelling to the campus is difficult, E-Learning could be for you! Coleg Gwent have partnered with a leading E-Learning specialist to provide a wide range of computer-based courses, so you can study anytime, anywhere.


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Looking for a truly global college? Coleg Gwent may be one of the largest and most successful Further Education colleges in Wales, but many of its students come from all around the world, from China, the United Arab Emirates and Europe.

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