Higher Education

Why study with us?

It doesn’t have to cost the earth

Most of our higher education courses cost around £7,500, which is cheaper than most universities – saving you thousands of pounds. Studying local at Coleg Gwent also means; you could also be eligible for subsidies, bursaries and grants to help you with the cost of studying.

Get the University Experience

Our university level courses are validated by our collaborative university partners; University of South WalesAberystwyth University, the University of WorcesterCardiff Metropolitan University and Pearson.

Coleg Gwent welcomes direct applications for Higher Education courses. Therefore, application via UCAS is not necessary (except for courses franchised through University of Worcester).

Our strong partnerships with our Universities mean that you will have access to each university’s facilities, including campus learning centres, online resources and their students union. On completion, you’ll receive a certificate awarded by the university, and you’ll even be invited to their graduation ceremony you’ll be invited to a graduation ceremony.

No strict Entry Requirements

We don’t have strict entry requirements and most of our courses don’t require application through UCAS*. We look at each individual and take into account work and life experience, as well as previous qualifications.

*Exercise and wellness management requires application through UCAS.

We’re local

Moving away for university can be a big step, and with family and work commitments – it isn’t always possible. With a plethora of higher education courses, across all five of our campuses – studying a university level qualification on your doorstep couldn’t be easier!

Great opportunities

Our higher education courses will provide you with career-oriented skills and specific industry experience that employers look for. Our courses are professionally relevant and could give you the competitive edge that could lead to increased earning potential and greater opportunities.

Plenty of choice

Our wide range of subjects and study options mean you can study full time or part time – to fit in with your other commitments. With five campuses to choose from; we’re confident you’ll find something to suit you!

Workplace experience

Our courses usually involve learning in the workplace as well as at college, so you’ll get career-oriented skills and specific industry experience that employers look for, boosting your chances of finding your dream career.

Better Tuition

Our smaller class sizes mean you’ll receive excellent personal support from lecturing staff and from our dedicated support staff, and our local campuses are friendly and welcoming.

Make it a success

More than half of our higher education learners study a foundation degree and top up with their final year at our partner universities. So, you can stay local and save time and money on travel, accommodation and tuition fees* at Coleg Gwent.

So, if a university level qualification is something you’ve always wanted – you can make it at Coleg Gwent!

*dependent on the chosen course and validating partner university.

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