Quality assured... it's official

This is an outstanding achievement and reflects the quality of higher education provision which our three colleges - Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Coleg Menai - deliver.

For many people, the cost and practicalities of going away to university makes getting a degree an impossibility. The provision of degrees locally has changed that.

Our students often tell us that studying for a degree with us has literally been life-changing. Increased knowledge and skills, more confidence, and better career and promotion opportunities are just some of the benefits they tell us they derive.

Dafydd Evans, CEO Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
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The best bits:


Out of 62 FE colleges reviewed throughout the UK, we are one of only 4 who achieved a commended judgment for "the enhancement of student learning opportunities".

Good Practice

QAA highlighted 5 areas of good practice.

The key findings:

We help you to develop independent and advanced skills on your HE programme.

We are effective in identifying opportunities and initiatives for the enhancement of learning and teaching.

We have developed sustained and cohesive partnerships with employers which support curriculum development and delivery, and is good practice.

We maintain academic standards on behalf of our partners, Bangor University, Glyndwr University, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and the University of South Wales.

We plan a variety of approaches and differentiated activities and resources to meet your needs.

We provide good quality feedback on assessment.

We take systematic steps to enable students to effectively prepare for and engage with their higher education studies which is good practice.

What it means for our students:

Transition to HE through "Looking Forwards to HE" is very effective in building confidence.

They will access study skills support online through the VLE and drop-in sessions in learning centres.

They will access learning resources provided by the universities, specifically e-journals, which are supplemented by a significant investment in books, e-books and online resources by GLLM.

The teaching and learning standards they receive will match those at our partner Universities.

Employability skills are embedded and contextualized within all foundation degree programmes.

Personal development and wellbeing are improved as a result of being a HE student at GLLM.

The detailed use of its online tracking system enhances their skills and confidence as students and is good practice.

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What our students say

Every year our students progress on to further study at university or into employment at some of the UK's top companies.

But don't just take our word for it, listen to some of our students' success stories.

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