Education & industry management at the launch of Cyber Colleges Cymru

Coleg Gwent & Cyber College Cymru: for the next generation of digital talent!

27 February 2020

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.

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Computing is a brand new way of digital learning that offers learners the chance to embark on an employer-led, innovative course of digital study. The course comes with a significant amount of industry input alongside a fresh curriculum that has been developed in partnership with Cyber College Cymru as part of the Welsh Government’s Strategic Insight Programme.

Kirsty Williams AM: Education Minister at launch of Cyber College Cymru

We’ve been working alongside our esteemed industry partners, Admiral, Fujitsu and Thales, who have helped us shape the curriculum, and they will collectively contribute more than one thousand hours of support in the first year of the course (including mentoring, guest lectures, work placements and industry experience). For those of learners selected for Cyber College Cymru, this fantastic course of study will enable them to gain a highly respected and much sought-after qualification that is nationally recognised as the equivalent of three A Levels

Ian Millward, Director of Faculty – Faculty of Enterprise & Academic Studies, said:

“The Coleg Gwent course in Cyber Security follows 12 months of intensive discussion and development with its key employer partners, Fujitsu, Thales and Admiral. We have been really privileged to have this high level interest and engagement with employers and believe that our Cyber Security course has been uniquely designed for those wishing to pursue a career in this lucrative and exciting industry.”

Students at Cyber College Cymru launch

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Computing course is perfect for learners who:

  • Would like a course of study that combines computing knowledge and practical skills.
  • Are enthusiastic about the ever-changing technological demands of industry
  • Are driven by industry and employer needs to be workplace ready.
  • Want to blend technical and business knowledge
  • Wish to pursue a career or continue further studies in Cyber or other digital-related industries

If you would like to be part of this exciting new chapter in digital learning, then Coleg Gwent is definitely the place for you! Register now to study this NEW and exciting BTEC National Diploma in Computing course by emailing and we’ll let you know when applications open.