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Torfaen Learning Zone

Coleg Gwent’s new Torfaen post 16 learning centre is opening in September 2020

Opening in September 2020, Torfaen Learning Zone will be home to all English language A level education in Torfaen!

Replacing three English medium school sixth forms, the new centre will be managed by us in partnership with Torfaen council. Located next to the Morrisons supermarket in Cwmbran, the centre will provide a range of vocational qualifications, foundation degrees and the Welsh Baccalaureate, in addition to the 25 A level subjects on offer.

What can I study at the new Torfaen Learning Zone?


There’s a lot of choice – 25 A level subjects and 16 vocational courses to choose from – there’s definitely something for everyone.


A level


Higher Education



Access to HE - Forensic Science / Bio Science Level 3

Foundation Degree Business Studies



Art & Design Level 1, 2, 3

Foundation Degree Community Health and Well Being


Business Studies

Art & Design – Graphics Level 3

Foundation Degree Analytical and Forensic Science



Creative Media Level 3




Business Studies Level 2, 3



Drama & Theatre Studies

Retail and Customer Services Level 2, 3



English Literature

IT Level 2, 3




IT & Business Level 1




Health & Social Care Level 1, 2, 3



Government & Politics

Children's Care, Learning & Development Level 1, 2, 3




Applied Science Level 3




Entry Level curriculum, including ILS




Employability and Life Skills







Maths – Further




Media Studies























Religious Studies













In addition, all two-year full-time learners will study the Welsh Baccalaureate and follow a tutorial and enrichment programme. Skills support is available to develop students’ higher level literacy, numeracy and digital literacy. Each student will have their own individual Personal Tutor to complete regular individual progress reviews.

Additional Learning Needs support at Torfaen Learning Zone

At Coleg Gwent we have experience in providing support to learners with wide ranging abilities, difficulties and disabilities. Our aim is to help every learner to reach their potential regardless of any additional learning needs. Click here for further information on the support available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please find a list of commonly asked questions about the Torfaen Learning Zone and the impact this has on our Pontypool campus, here. This list will be continuously updated and added to, so please keep checking back for further updates.

How can I find out more about the new campus?


We’re working closely with schools in the county to keep pupils, parents and staff updated on the latest developments by organising the following:


  • Parent and pupil tours of the building
  • Informative open evenings at schools and the college
  • Presentations at school assemblies


………….plus lots more!



We also have a dedicated newsletter on the new Torfaen Learning Zone which you can subscribe to, here.


Keep checking this webpage and our social media channels for further updates.


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