Coleg Gwent

Dragon-150Coleg Gwent (Gwent College) is Wales’ largest further education college.

It has more than 35,000 students ranging from secondary school leavers to mature students. A wide range of part-time and full-time academic and vocational courses are on offer at the college.

Six campuses
The college operates from six campuses – City of Newport, Crosskeys, Ebbw Vale, Pontypool, Usk and The Hill (Education & Conference Centre) at Abergavenny. The college’s main headquarters are at Usk campus. There are also two ‘Learn-IT’ centres, based in Monmouth and Cwmbran. These offer flexible, drop-in courses on a range of Information Technology subjects as well as marketing, maths and English language.

The college works in collaboration with the five local authorities in southeast Wales to provide an extensive curriculum designed to meet the needs of learners of all ages.

Student support
Coleg Gwent has a range of learner services to help support students. These include a well-stocked library and extensive computer and information resources, a Students’ Union and nursery facilities (at Ebbw Vale campus).

Vocational Training
The college also has a range of vocational training facilities. These include a training restaurant at Crosskeys campus and hair and beauty salons at Crosskeys, Ebbw Vale, Newport and Pontypool. There are also well-equipped workshops for students studying engineering and construction.

In addition, Usk campus offers agricultural courses and has a working farm, equestrian centre and animal care centre on its premises.

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