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Welcome to NPTC Group of Colleges


With overall success rates exceeding 99 per cent for the last twelve years, an outstanding 100 per cent pass rate within 39 of the 40 A Levels we offer, and excellent results in the National/Extended Diploma qualifications, NPTC Group of Colleges can promise you an excellent learning experience within a dynamic yet friendly, supportive college with superb facilities.

We know that the choice of staying on at sixth form or going to college is a tough one, but as we continue to go from strength to strength, it has never been a better time to join us. Not only do we have excellent results but we now provide one of the widest range of subject choices for A Level and vocational courses in Wales.

With interest for apprenticeships on the rise, and the skills gap, especially in construction, set to increase, we have worked with employers to develop a programme of work-based learning within a number of trades. Work-based learning gives you the option to gain recognised qualifications whilst gaining valuable work experience and the opportunity to earn money.

We want to prepare our students for the next step in their journey to employment or university; with this in mind, we will encourage you to have high aspirations and support you to become versatile individuals, not just academically but with the many additional activities we have on offer at the College such as enterprise events, sports’ academies and performing arts.

So, whether you choose to study A Levels, a vocational course or an apprenticeship, make NPTC Group Your College, Your Future.

Open Days

The best way to see what NPTC has to offer is to join us on one of our open days. During the day, you will be able to view the College, meet the staff and discuss our courses in detail.

Our next events are:

AFAN COLLEGE

25 October 2017 – Open Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

14 February 2018 – Open Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

LLANDARCY ACADEMY OF SPORT

13 February 2018 (Sport & Public Services) – Open Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

NEATH COLLEGE

26 October 2017 – Open Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

15 February 2018 – Open Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

PONTARDAWE CAMPUS

13 February 2018 (Motor Vehicle) – Open Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

SWANSEA CAMPUS

14 February 2018 (Construction) – Open Evening 4:30pm-7:30pm

 

Want to find out more?

All our courses are available to view in our prospectus and full information including entry requirements is also available on our website, but if you want to find out more before making up your mind, staff are always available to discuss courses and any other queries you may have.

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Contact Us

For all enquiries please contact us on:

Neath Campus                                tel:            01639 648000

Afan Campus                                   tel:            01639 648200

www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/

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About us

NPTC Group has one of the widest ranges of A Level courses in Wales and offers vocational courses in every conceivable area. It is a truly inclusive College with courses that appeal to all ages and interests.

As one of the largest Further Education Colleges in Wales, it is also one of the highest achieving, having received a host of awards in recognition of these achievements. The College also has a variety of Higher Education and Part-Time courses to suit both younger and mature learners alike – please check out www.nptcgroup.ac.uk for further information.

We have ten campuses covering over 30 per cent of Wales’ landmass. Each of the twelve campuses has been named to reflect the area and community in which they serve and provides training to students, adult learners and employers alike.

Neath Campus
+ Offering an extensive range of AS/A Levels, vocational and HE programmes
+ Day Nursery on site - available to staff, students and local community.

Afan Campus
+ Offering an extensive range of vocational and HE programmes

Swansea Campus
+ Offering training in the construction crafts.

Llandarcy Academy of Sport
+ Purpose-built sports facility where students undertake practical and theoretical studies in both Sport and Public Services.

Pontardawe Campus
+ Offering vocational and general interest courses, including courses for those who wish to return to learn or update their skills.
+ Centre of Excellence for Motor Vehicle.

Maesteg Campus

+ Offering training in the construction crafts.


 

Facilities available

We have our students’ interests at the heart of everything we do at NPTC Group which is why we continue to invest, literally, millions of pounds in the very best resources and facilities available for our learners.

Top class facilities include:

Learning resource centres, hair and beauty salons, crèche facilities, a construction centre, a bakery, motor vehicle workshops, Nidum Arts Centre (theatre), Theatr Hafren, engineering workshops with fabrication and welding, hydraulics and pneumatics/electro-pneumatics workshops, a recording studio/record label, a multi-purpose indoor training facility, sport testing laboratory, plus a state-of-the-art fitness suite and computer room. There is also an indoor bounding track, and an outdoor multi-use game area with an all-weather 3G pitch, a crime scene room, training offices and even two training restaurants - Blasus and Themes.  We also have a garden centre plus a fully working farm!

Sports Academies

The purpose of the Sports Academies is to enable students to receive tuition from highly skilled sports coaches alongside their academic studies.

For students who are serious about their sport, we offer Sports Academies in a number of areas with students benefitting from:

  • a structured training programme that is overseen by experienced coaches
  • personal performance monitored regularly by our team
  • training sessions and lectures are planned to avoid unnecessary clashes
  • the chance to compete in the successful NPTC Group sporting teams
  • Being part of national coaching schemes for your chosen sport.

If you compete regularly in a sport for club, county or national teams and are interested in joining one of our Sports Academies, please visit

www.nptcgroup.ac.uk for more information.

Additional support

Here to Help & Support

Every student at NPTC Group is important to us and we go the extra mile to ensure that the time you spend at College is both productive and pleasurable.

You can contact our student services for information, support and advice on anything, including applying to Higher Education, health and welfare, transport, careers and funding.

Neath & Afan Campuses                                             tel:            01639 648404

If you require any additional help, please tell us about this on your application form. You will then have the opportunity to discuss your

individual support needs with a member of our Inclusive Learning Team. We will then assess your support needs and respond accordingly by providing the relevant human/technical resources. Students with additional learning needs can receive help with study skills, basic/key skills and specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia. All students can get extra help with their English and/or Maths if they need it. If you think you may be in that position, please contact us.

Welsh at NPTC Group

At NPTC Group, we encourage our students, who already speak Welsh or who are learning, to use the language wherever possible. If, as a student, you wish to take part of your course, complete your assignments, or undertake your Key Skills in Welsh, every effort will be made to help you study in the language of your choice. All information and interviews can be arranged through the medium of Welsh or if you have come from a Welsh-speaking background and are finding the transition to learning in English difficult, come and see us and you will be offered bilingual support.

Pop in to find out more or contact:

Neath and Afan Campuses                          tel:            01639 648409

 

Learner success

 

It’s celebrations all the way at NPTC Group of Colleges following a surge in the number of students achieving A* in their A Level qualifications along with the highest possible grade profile in vocational subjects.

The number of students achieving the top grade has more than doubled this year, building on the success of previous years.

For the 12th year in succession the overall pass rate (99.9 per cent) exceeded 99 per cent. In 39 subjects out of the 40 offered at A Level, students achieved a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate. Forty one per cent of the students sitting A Level exams achieved A* to B grades and 74 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades.

In addition 93 students achieved an excellent outcome of triple distinction grades in the Extended National Diploma qualifications, with 34 students achieving the highest possible grade profile of D*D*D*.

More than 200 students achieved the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Skills Challenge Certificate with 60 per cent achieving A* to B grades.

Mark Dacey Chief Executive Officer and Principal of NPTC Group of Colleges said: “We are absolutely delighted with the results and to announce that our A* grade profile has more than doubled this year.”

“The pass rate at the College has once again exceeded the national benchmark and staff are proud of the students who followed the Gifted and Talented programme (GATE) at Neath Port Talbot Sixth Form Academy where 96 per cent of students gained A* to B grades and 84 per cent of those achieved A* to A grades.”

 

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How to apply

You can apply for courses at NPTC Group of Colleges through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 09 January 2018
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