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Your Course

If you study with us, you will follow your own Programme for Learning, made up of:

  • A vocational qualification (e.g. NVQ, BTEC), or
  • A number of AS/A2 subjects

Your programme may also include:

  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Literacy and numeracy qualifications
  • Additional vocational qualifications

Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills, it is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Which level is right for me?

Level Qualification What next?
Entry Level
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Preparation for Level 1 qualifications, Traineeship Engagement Level 1 qualification or traineeship
Foundation Level 1
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BTEC Level 1, NVQ Level 1, Traineeship Level 1, City & Guilds Level 1, VRQ Level 1 Level 2 qualification or apprenticeship
Intermediate Level 2
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BTEC Level 2, NVQ Level 2, GCSEs, Apprenticeship Level 2, City & Guilds Level 2, VRQ Level 2 Level 3 qualification, apprenticeship or employment
Advanced Level 3
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A Levels, Access to Higher Education, BTEC Level 3, NVQ Level 3, Apprenticeship Level 3, VRQ Level 2 University Level course at college or at another institution, higher apprenticeship or employment
University Level Courses (Levels 4-6)
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1) HNC/D, Foundation Degree, Higher Apprenticeship

2) BA/BSc/BEng Honours Degree

1) BA/BSc/BEng Honours top-up degree or employment

2) Postgraduate qualification at another institution

Why choose us?

More choice

We offer a wide range of vocational and subjects in more than 35 subject areas, making it easy for you to find your match. At AS/A Level alone, you can choose from nearly 40 different subjects!

More convenient

Our 10 college campuses are located across North Wales, so that you can find one that’s close to you.

More flexibility

With a range of full-time and part-time courses on offer, along with various apprenticeship routes, you can fit your studies in around your work and personal commitments.

More facilities

Choose to study with us, and you will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and real-life working environments. Plus, when you are not in class, you can make use of various facilities, including libraries, sports centres & gym, or relax with a coffee in one of our many cafés and canteens.

More skills

The skills you develop at college, such as communication, time management, independence, team work, social skills and work-experience, will make you more employable and prepared for the world of work or higher education.

More social opportunities

You will make new friends, and gain access to a range of college clubs. In addition, each of the three colleges has an elected Students’ Union President who represents the student voice and organises various events throughout the
year. Our Students Union won the NUS Wales FE Students’ Union of the Year in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

More success

Every year, our students achieve outstanding academic results, including a 98.9% pass rate in 2020, and gain places at universities throughout the UK. You may also be able to combine AS/A Levels with vocational Level 3 subjects (BTECs).

More support

You’ll be well looked after during your time at college. Your Personal Tutor will help you settle into college life and will plan and review your progress to ensure you reach your goals. Our dedicated Learner Services staff can also provide advice and guidance about a range of issues, including: additional study support, financial matters, careers advice and confidential counselling services.

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