Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Urdd partnership going from strength to strength.

Students on our Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) and Foundation Degree (FDSC) Sports Science (OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES) course in Dolgellau have recently had new and challenging experiences, under the excellent leadership of the Urdd.

As part of their course the students went on a paddling adventure across the Mawddach and up one of Wales' main mountains, Cader Idris to complete their qualification.

The Level 3 Sports course is equivalent to up to 3 A levels. Where work experience requires completion, there is the opportunity to achieve a variety of personal qualifications and qualifications from national awarding bodies. The Foundation Degree equips our students with the skills and understanding of the Outdoor sector required for successful employment.

Eifion Owen, Head of Program Area for Business, IT, Hospitality, Sport, Hair and Beauty, Community Education and Higher Education said.

“There is no doubt that the recent times, due to a pandemic, have been very difficult for many of our students. We are convinced that our team here in Dolgellau have succeeded in their efforts to offer our students the best possible experiences during this time. ”

He added

"Our partnership with the Urdd has been vitally important during this time, especially our ability through the expertise of Urdd officers to be able to offer outdoor activities, at a very challenging time."

He added

“A perfect example of this was our recent activities, where our students had the opportunity to go out on the Mawddach to paddle and climb Cader Idris in a safe manner, under the guidance and management of Sion from the Urdd. Our thanks go to the Urdd for creating these opportunities for us. ”

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