Transition Support

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Your journey

Transitioning from secondary school to college is an exciting journey filled with new opportunities and experiences. At Coleg Gwent, we understand that this transition can sometimes be challenging, which is why we are here to support you every step of the way. Our Transition Support page is designed to provide you with the guidance, resources, and information you need for a smooth and successful transition to college.


One common misconception is that college is merely an extension of secondary school. While there are some similarities, Coleg Gwent introduces a new level of independence and personal responsibility. The college environment offers more freedom and requires learners to take greater initiative in managing their studies and schedules. So, it’s up to you to get to your class, and do your coursework.

Not at all. Coleg Gwent offers a wide range of courses to cater to various interests and abilities. Whether you excel academically, have practical skills, or want to pursue vocational training, Coleg Gwent has hundreds of options to suit your own strengths and ambitions.

If you are a school leaver looking to study a full-time course then no, you do not have to pay for college. If you’re looking at part-time or higher education courses then sometimes fees may apply. However, Coleg Gwent provides financial support options such as grants, student loans and EMA to help students manage the cost of education.

Some people think that college is for those who have a clear career path in mind. Here at Coleg Gwent, we believe that college offers a valuable opportunity for exploration and discovery. When choosing a course, it’s worth thinking about what subjects interest you and why. If you need any support, we provide career guidance services to help you explore your options so that you can make informed decisions about your future. And remember, it’s never too late to change career paths or pursue new interests, so don’t panic if you are unsure.

While education is undoubtedly a significant part of the college experience, there is much more to Coleg Gwent than just studying. The college offers a vibrant and diverse community where students can engage in extracurricular activities, join clubs, participate in sports, and develop valuable life skills. As well as boosting your CV, these activities provide excellent opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills, help others, and improve your health and wellbeing.

Coleg Gwent welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re a school leaver, an adult learner, or someone looking to enhance your skills or change careers, Coleg Gwent can be a valuable educational path for individuals at any stage of life.

At Coleg Gwent, we are committed to your success and want to make your transition to college as smooth as possible. Explore our website, reach out to our team, and get ready for an incredible college journey filled with growth, learning, and exciting opportunities. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Coleg Gwent community!

Thinking of joining Coleg Gwent?

Thinking of joining Coleg Gwent?