Public facilities at Coleg Gwent

More fantastic facilities open for our community

8 November 2022

Did you know that several of our industry standard facilities at Coleg Gwent are open to the public? This means that members of our local communities can benefit from these facilities on their doorsteps, alongside our learners and staff.

We believe that as a college responsible for training the next generation of employees across many industries, it’s important for us to provide learning facilities that match up to what our students will see in the workplace. So, we’ve been renovating, refreshing, and updating our campuses with the newest equipment to support their learning, whilst also offering fantastic facilities for everyone to enjoy.

Usk Gym

Usk gym

We’re excited to announce that the gym at Usk Campus is opening to the public from Monday 14th November!

Open during term time, the gym is equipped with brand new state-of-the-art equipment and all your favourite fitness gear. New shock proof flooring has been laid throughout the gym, and we’ve brought in new resistance machines, additional cardiovascular training machines, extra free weights and squat racks, and ten more brand new spin bikes.

Our experienced staff are on hand to help you get the most out of your time spent at the gym. We’ll be offering a range of new fitness classes including circuits, kettlebells, group indoor cycling, studio resistance, and surprise classes too. So, why not pop in to look around the new facilities from 7th November, and sign up for your membership in advance?

Blwm Hair and Beauty Salons

Blwm hair and beauty salon

Blwm, our modernised and re-branded hair and beauty salons, are open to the public again. So, you can visit us for your favourite hair and beauty treatments at Newport, Crosskeys and Ebbw Vale campuses.

Whether you’re looking for a cut and colour, a manicure, or a massage, there are over 30 different hair, beauty and complementary therapy treatments available at our salons. You’ll be pampered by our trainee stylists and beauty therapists, with close supervision from our expert tutors in our professional salon environment.

Our talented learners have recently won medals for the high standard of their work in Skills Competition Wales, including three first place gold medals! So, you can visit Blŵm in the knowledge that we’ll make you look and feel fantastic, while offering a high-quality service, for a fraction of the cost.

Morels Restaurant

Morels restaurant

Located at Crosskeys Campus, Morels is our showcase restaurant and professional kitchen. Whether you book a table for a tasty lunch or host a private function, you’ll receive a first-class dining experience.

Our trainee chefs studying courses in professional cookery, restaurant service, and hospitality, have a passion for food. Guided by expert tutors with experience in the sector, as well as masterclasses from professional chefs through the Chefs’ Forum Academy, our students use their knowledge and skills to deliver high quality food, exceptional service, and a great value dining experience.

At Morels restaurant, our trainee chefs produce menus with delicious regional and traditional dishes made using the freshest ingredients and served alongside an extensive wine list. Morels is a mouth-watering dining experience in a friendly local restaurant, that will keep you coming back for more.

Equestrian Centre

Coleg Gwent equestrian centre

Usk Campus is home to all our animal care and agriculture courses and facilities, including a purpose-built equestrian centre. So, if you enjoy horse riding as a hobby or have an interest in an equine career, our specialist centre offers state-of-the-art, all-weather surfaces across indoor and outdoor arenas for you to enjoy. We also have show jumps, portable cross-country fence jumps, and competition equipment available for members of the public to hire.

Throughout the year, we host equine events including dressage and show jumping for all ages and abilities, plus professional lectures offering information about the latest techniques and trends for anyone interested in learning more about horses. The equestrian facilities are also used by the Riding for the Disabled Association, enabling people with disabilities in our local community to engage with our beautiful horses.

If you’re curious about our college facilities and want to find out more, why not come along to our next open event? Register here!