Latest Updates

Latest Updates for Learners, Applicants, Parents and Carers

Results Day 2022

Results day is coming up. This year, you’ll receive your exam results via your Coleg Gwent learner account on results day, so make sure you’ve installed the CG Connect app and can access your account on the day! Good luck!

Find out more about results day here.

New learners joining us in September

If you’ve applied to join us, you should now have accepted your offer to secure your place. If you haven’t, you can login now to do so.

If you have accepted your offer, you’ll have received regular communications to get you ready for College ahead of enrolment.

As part of preparing for enrolment, you’ll need to upload a photo* so we can print your ID badge ready for collection. If you’re having difficulty uploading a photo, you’ll find instructions on how to do this here.

*Please note, if we already have your photo, you won’t have received a request to upload one.

Enrolment will be taking place around the last 2 weeks of August. You’ll be invited to attend your enrolment and you’ll be given a specific date and time slot, so keep an eye out for emails about this soon.

Coronavirus update

Government guidance on COVID has changed:

  • Most learners do not need to test regularly for Covid-19 and the College will no longer be providing tests to all learners. 
  • If you are in a Health and Care workplace setting you must continue to test twice a week. You can request LFT kits. 
  • If you are an ILS learner or clinically vulnerable, you can request LFT kits. 
  • The government is providing free tests if you have Covid-19 symptoms. You can order these from the government website or by calling 119.
  • If you test positive for Covid-19, please inform your tutor and stay away from the college for 5 days. This measure will be in place until the end of June
  • Masks are still available from receptions if you choose to wear one.  

Are you sitting GCSE, AS, A Level and vocational examinations?

Covid-19 guidelines:

  • If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, you should self-isolate and take a lateral flow test (LFT).
  • If the test is positive, you should self-isolate for at least 3 full days. Day 1 is the day after your symptoms started. Please report your result.
  • On day 3, if your symptoms have stopped, take a LFT. If that test is negative, take another LFT on day 4.
  • If your day 4 test is also negative, and you feel well and do not have a high temperature, you can leave self-isolation to sit your exam. Please report your results.
  • If either the test on day 3 or the test on day 4 is positive, you should remain in self-isolation and contact your school or education setting.
  • If you still have a high temperature or feel unwell, you should continue to self-isolate until it returns to normal, or you feel better.
  • You should continue taking daily LFTs until you get 2 negative tests in a row, taken a day apart, or until day 10 – whichever is sooner. You do not need a negative LFT test on day 10 to leave self-isolation.
  • The government is providing free tests if you have Covid-19 symptoms. You can order these from the government website or by calling 119.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Mass Vaccination Centre

Pontypool Campus – Mass Vaccination Centre information

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are currently using our old Pontypool Campus as a site to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the mass vaccination programme. For further information, please visit the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board website – Our Vaccination Centres – Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (nhs.wales)

Getting to Coleg Gwent Pontypool Campus: 

Coleg Gwent Pontypool CampusBlaendare RoadPontypoolNP4 5YE

How we’re keeping our community safe 

We’re working hard to make sure everyone is kept safe on campus and we appreciate the support of our staff and learners with this.  Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions to help explain the measures we have in place.

If you test positive for Covid-19, you should stay at home for 5 days in line with the College policy to keep other learners and staff safe. You can return to college on day 6 if you feel well enough.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and need to stay at home for 5 days, it won’t affect your EMA payments if you present proof to your Personal Tutor that you’ve tested positive.

In the unlikely event that Covid-19 disrupts external exams this year, the College has prepared a contingency plan.  You should have received the plan from your lecturer before Christmas.  A copy of the letter can be found here.