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Welcome to Coleg Sir Gar


Welcome to Coleg Sirgar

Coleg Sir Gâr has been meeting the needs of young people for many years, helping them develop their talents and confidence to go on to rewarding careers, or to further pursue academic achievement.


The College prides itself in offering a wide rangeof courses whether you want to follow traditional academic routes such as A -Levels or prefer to train for work in a chosen field. That’s why at Coleg Sir Gâr, we offer vocational paths such as NVQs in Catering and Hospitality, Health and Social Care, Hair and Beauty, Plumbing, Painting and Decorating and much more. This way you can gain the practical skills and valuable experience which will help you towards an accredited qualification as well as prosperous employment.

Over the last decade we have invested heavily to provide our students with the best possible learning environment. This has resulted in our students accessing excellent facilities and resources in areas such as Motor Vehicle Technology, Construction and the Built Environment, Music Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy and Landbased Studies.


FIND OUT MORE
Why not find out more about us and see what else we have to offer you?
Course outlines are contained in the Prospectus and full information is available to view on our website, but for those who want to find out more before making up their mind, staff are always available to discuss courses and student support
services.


Open Evenings also provide a great opportunity to visit the college, see the facilities and talk in depth to staff about the courses and the complete learning experience at Coleg Sir Gâr.

 

About us

Coleg Sir Gar is a college of further and higher education based in Carmarthenshire in south west Wales. The college has five campuses within the county:  Llanelli (Graig Campus); Ammanford; Llandeilo (Gelli Aur Campus); Carmarthen (Pibwrlwyd campus); Carmarthen (Jobswell Campus).

Generally, courses are located on a single campus where the relevant resources are available.  For instance, all construction courses are located at the Ammanford Campus. In a small number of cases courses may be available on more than one campus, hairdressing and beauty therapy courses for instance are delivered at both Pibwrlwyd and Graig Campuses. The campus profiles on the website will provide you with full details of the location of all of our courses.

Currently, the college has in excess of 12,000 students enrolled on a range of courses including A Levels, NVQs, National Diplomas, Higher National Certificates, Foundation Degrees and post-graduate programmes. To deliver these courses the college employs in excess of 850 teaching and support staff. The courses, students and staff are all located within one of 10 curriculum areas, details of which are to be found on this website along with a full search facility.

We are extremely proud of our students achievements and again in 2010 our A level results celebrated a good year and achieved a 100% pass rate in 32 subjects. On the website you will be able to read stories of many outstanding individual achievements on both academic and vocational programmes, many of which have featured in the local and national press.

The success of our students highlights the benefits of the range of effective partnerships maintained by the college. The excellence of our partnership with the Carmarthenshire 14-19 Learning Network has recently been recognised with the achievement of a UK Beacon Award. Our partnerships with industry is of significant importance and one such relationship with the construction industry was recently recognised by an all Wales and UK Regional National Training Award.

In addition to college based provision, we are also a significant work based learning provider with an extensive range of Skilbuild and Apprenticeship programmes in a number of industrial sectors.

Finally, we pride ourselves in being a very caring college, at all times putting the interest of our students first. External audit and inspection of the college repeatedly highlight the high level of care and support afforded to our students- a fact also repeatedly confirmed by our students themselves.

Facilities available

Facilities

The breadth of facilities demonstrates the college's financial investment and importance of providing its students with the best learning environment to equip them in readiness for employment or university.

Facilities include: An indoor equine arena; A training restaurant (Merlin's Restaurant); Hair and beauty salons; A new construction centre and automotive engineering centre; Dance studio, CAD/CAM suites, an engineering centre, Cast iron foundry; Textile technologies; All-weather sports pitch; Fitness and sports science testing facilities; Roland Academy; Media studio; Mac suites; Language labs; Agricultural campus with working farm and learning resource centres with access to the internet and the most up-to-date Microsoft software.

The facilities are spread across our five campuses where different subject areas are taught.  For example, Ammanford is the hub for all construction courses and houses various bays for electrical, gas and solar courses whereas at Pibwrlwyd campus, you'll find catering students spending an evening a week at the training restaurant serving the public or spending their time offering treatments to clients in the hair and beauty salon.  Each campus has its own individual learning environment and it is recommended that prospective students view the facilities at an open evening where they can also talk to teaching and support staff.

 

Additional support

LEARNER SUPPORT
The College has an excellent reputation for the quality and range of support that it offers students. Learner Support has a team of committed and well qualified staff to help students get the most of their time at college.


CAREERS ADVICE
One of the most difficult choices you will have to make is which career path to choose, or perhaps which university to apply for. Coleg Sir Gâr can help you through these decisions, and to help you get where you want to be. We have a team of friendly advisers who will take you through the decisions you may need to make, and will also help you though any administrative tasks such as writing a CV or applying for university. Contact: 01554 748112.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Coleg Sir Gar through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 28 June 2017
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Key information

Venues

  • A: Coleg Sir Gar Graig Campus
  • B: Ammanford Campus
  • C: Jobswell Campus
    • Address:
    • Coleg Sir Gar
    • Jobswell Road
    • Carmarthen
    • SA31 3HY
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01554748000
    • Website:
    • www.colegsirgar.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • admissions@colegsirgar.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Jobs Well Road is the main campus for art and design at the college with other related art courses also being accommodated at the Pibwrlwyd campus in Carmarthen and the Graig campus in Llanelli.

      The campus was originally designed as a purpose-built art facility and as a consequence has a unique and friendly art school ambience, dedicated to art and design activities.

      The campus is located next to the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and shares some of the facilities with the university. There is a strong collaboration with the university and a joint school of Art, Film and Media. The campus provides students with a wide range of facilities for activities such as stone carving, metal forging and casting, wood carving, ceramics, textiles, painting and drawing, through to more high-tech activities in photography and fashion.

      There are state of the art facilities for computer-aided art and design work and there is also a unique facility for the laser welding and fastening of fashion/textiles garments that is part of the faculty's commercial activity and which exists in no other UK educational institution.

      The campus also houses the Henry Thomas Gallery, which is used for student and public exhibitions throughout the year and in particular is one of the venues for the faculty's large scale end of year student exhibitions. Students may also work outside and in the grounds of the campus where there are wood, stone and steel sculptures on display as well as works in progress, making it an exciting and creative place to be.

  • D: Pibwrlwyd Campus
    • Address:
    • Coleg Sir Gar Pibwrlwyd Campus
    • Pibwrlwyd
    • Pibwrlwyd
    • Carmarthen
    • SA31 2NH
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01554748000
    • Website:
    • colegsirgar.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • admissions@colegsirgar.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.

  • E: Coleg Sir Gar Gelli Aur Campus