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Welcome to Gower College Swansea - Gorseinon Campus


Gower College Swansea serves the City and County of Swansea and a large area of South West Wales. One of the largest further education colleges in Wales, it provides students with a wide range of courses, exceptional facilities and excellent support. 

We know that choosing what to do after leaving school is one of the most important decisions you will make. Whether you already know which career path to follow or are keeping your options open, we are here to help. 

We offer around 40 A Level courses at Gorseinon, in subjects as diverse as Accounting, Dance, Law, Media Studies, PE, Physics, Psychology and Spanish. 

If you would prefer to follow a more vocational route, we have a range of courses - such as BTEC and City and Guilds - which can lead to higher education courses or directly into employment. Also, our work based learning provision includes traineeships and apprenticeships.

For further information on any of our courses, or to download a prospectus, visit our college website

Selected full time students have the opportunity to join one of the college’s sport academies. Membership of an academy enables students to follow their chosen programme of study whilst developing their sporting skills.

In addition to your programme of study you can get involved in a range of other activities which not only give you the opportunity to meet lots of new people but also improve your CV for when you apply for a job or move to higher education.

We are here to help you make the right decisions about your future. If you need advice about course options, funding, or any aspect of college life, contact us or come along to one of our open evenings.  We may also be visiting your school to give you information and advice.

About us

Gower College Swansea has a number of campuses, each with its unique character.

Gorseinon

Students at Gorseinon have access to around 40 A Level subjects and a wide range of vocational courses, traineeships and apprenticeships. The campus is based in a pleasant residential area of Gorseinon.

Llwyn y Bryn

Students come to Llwyn y Bryn to explore a diverse range of areas including media, fashion, photography and music. The campus provides students with 21st Century facilities set within the beautiful early-20th century former Girls’ High School building. 

Tycoch

Tycoch is a bustling and vibrant base for students on a wide variety of vocational, access and apprenticeship courses. Many of our well-established vocational areas, such as catering and hair and beauty, are available here. The campus is within walking distance of Sketty and transport links to and from Swansea city centre are excellent.

Broadway

The Broadway Centre, situated on the Tycoch campus, offers students a thorough grounding in all aspects of hair, beauty and holistic therapies. It delivers a range of courses - including vocational access, NVQ and diploma levels - in a modern, professional environment with a strong commercial focus.

Facilities available

Support for learners is central to activities and facilities are being constantly up-graded to create an environment which enables students to achieve their potential.  

We have first class learning facilities at the college, including engineering workshops, art and performance studios, a training restaurant, science labs, sports centre, mock ward and salon/spa. 

The college’s modern multimedia libraries enable students to study in their own time and at their own pace. Qualified and experienced staff ensure that the library provides a friendly and relaxed environment as well as catering for most students’ learning styles.

Additional support

Gower College Swansea has a range of student support mechanisms to help you succeed.

The Student Adviser and Admissions Team provides a comprehensive service including impartial, professional and confidential support and guidance to students throughout the application process.

Student Services is the first contact point for information, support and advice on anything, including careers, health and welfare, transport and funding. You may also be eligible to apply for a scholarship.  The college’s specialist student support staff are here to help you get the best out of your time at college.

All full time students are allocated a personal tutor to help monitor their academic progress while at college. They are the first point of contact if you need support at any time. Students also attend group tutorial sessions where they benefit from a structured tutorial programme including visiting speakers, enterprise activities, careers guidance, environmental issues and gain assistance in their UCAS applications.  There are also specialist tutorials for those who wish to apply to Oxford or Cambridge colleges, medicine or the performing arts.

We can also provide specialist support for students with additional learning needs or disabilities. If you require specialist equipment or assistance we will apply for funding for this. Let us know at the application stage to ensure we can provide the right support for you before you enrol at college.

Learner success

Students are taught by highly-qualified, very experienced specialist staff, many of whom are examiners, and this is reflected in the excellent results which are achieved each year.

In 2017, our students celebrated an overall A Level pass rate of over 97%.

Of these passes, 82% were at the higher grades of A*- C, 56% were at grades A*- B and 27% were at grades A* - A – all strong percentage increases on our excellent 2016 results.

The overall pass rate at AS Level was 91%, with 65% of those passes being grades A-C and 44% being grades A or B – again, all strong percentage increases on 2016 results.  

Almost half of our vocational learners (49%) on BTEC Extended Diploma courses achieved at least one Distinction at the end of their course. 30% of students achieved triple distinction grades and 13% achieved the top D*D*D* grades.

In terms of students progressing to the top universities, in 2017 no less than 175 headed to Russell Group institutions - including six progressing to Oxbridge.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Gower College Swansea - Gorseinon Campus through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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