Welcome to Pembrokeshire College
Pembrokeshire College is the county's largest provider of a wide range of post-16 education and training. Situated in a modern, purpose-built campus in Haverfordwest, we offer young people and adults excellent training opportunities. From A-levels and apprenticeships to degrees and part-time evening classes, our courses will help you achieve your goals.
With approximately 2,000 full-time and 12,500 part-time students, College tutors provide a disciplined and supportive framework which focuses on student success. For school leavers, the College provides a lively, stimulating environment that acts as a stepping stone towards university and the world of work.
The College is proud of its excellent array of facilities and equipment, notably in the Learning Resource Centre (library), computing and IT suites, dedicated areas for design and multi-media studies, technology workshops and, most recently, the award-winning £3.2m Construction Centre and £4m Engineering Wing.
Whatever you choose to study, you will be assured of a warm welcome at Pembrokeshire College.
College facilities for our students and staff include:
Buildings and Sites
- Innovation Centre – the innovation centre is a state-of-the-art facility for design, engineering, media, photography, construction and music. Specialist resources combined with highly skilled staff provide a wide range of further and higher education in subjects that will be crucial for the development of a competitive high-skill economy.
- Energy Centre – the purpose built Energy Centre provides gas, oil and water training, accredited assessment and live renewables installation and servicing facilities. Courses are run on-demand throughout the year. Please refer to the our Energy Page for more information.
- Construction Centre – the Construction Technology Centre has created an excellent training environment for school leavers, trades people and professionals wanting to improve their skills and qualifications. With modern equipment, large workshops and experienced lecturers the College is the well placed for those looking to learn a trade.
- MITEC – based in Milford Haven, MITEC specialises in boatbuilding and marine engineering. Purpose built in 2000, the centre contains an extensive range of boatbuilding and marine engineering equipment supported by state-of-the-art computer and classroom facilities.
- Equine Centre – based at Bowlings Riding Stables, five miles from the College, in the hamlet of Rudbuxton, the centre offers practical riding and stable management tuition. The facility has an excellent reputation and facilities include a 20x40m indoor school and an outside course with over 30 fences.
- Learning Resource Centre (LRC) – the LRC is a mixture of traditional library services, electronic resources and study areas. The online Library Catalogue gives details of books, journals and newspapers available within the LRC. Members of the public are welcome to use the LRC as a reference library and to use the computers for a nominal fee. The LRC can be contacted on: 01437 753 267 or by email. For opening times click here.
- Academy Hair and Beauty Salons – our industry standard salons offer a range of services for students, staff and members of the public to keep them looking and feeling good at heavily discounted prices. Treatments are carried out by students either learning or updating their hairdressing, beauty therapy or complementary skills, under the close supervision of professionally qualified lecturers. Appointments are available during term time only and opening times vary throughout the year so call 01437 753 164 for details. Click here to view current treatments and a price list and click here for opening times. Keep up to date with news and offers on our Facebook page.
- Academy Restaurant – the Academy Restaurant, Bistro and Coffee Shop are run by catering and hospitality students and are open during term time to staff, students and the general public. Serving an assorted menu of reasonably priced, quality food and with themed events offered throughout the year, call 01437 753 165 to be added to the mailing list. Keep up to date with news and offers on our Facebook page. Read our reviews on TripAdvisor.
- Bright Start Day Nursery – offers a lively, safe and caring environment for pre-school children aged from 0 to 7 years. To contact the nursery call: 01437 753 153
Our Commercial Facilities include:
- Merlin Theatre (capacity 220)
- Video Conference Rooms
- Bright Start Day Nursery
- Academy Restaurant
- Recruitment Services
For more information click on the links above, or if you wish to hire the Merlin Theatre or a classroom for an event, please contact Marketing on 01437 753 163 or email email@example.com
The College has a friendly and experienced Learner Support team who can be accessed by current and prospective students. Through the Learner Contact Centre, students can get information on finance, support services, counselling, careers advice and guidance, bus timetables, Learner Voice, and UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
- Equality and Diversity (YouTube)
- Careers advice
- Travel assistance
- Learner voice
- Studying bilingually
- Learning support
- Parents' page
The careers advice and guidance service is delivered in partnership with Careers Wales West. As a college student you can access careers guidance throughout your programme of study. Prospective students are also able to access this service by calling into the admissions office.
The College also has extensive links with UCAS and all the British universities. A full range of events and workshops, providing guidance on the UCAS process, is available throughout the academic year within the College as well as organised visits to universities and higher education fairs. Students looking to progress to higher education are also able to seek individual UCAS guidance.
Call into the admissions office to make an appointment, phone 01437 753 108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The College provides a free and confidential counselling service to staff and students. The counselling team will help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and worries and to consider your options so that you can make the decisions that are best for you.
You can make an appointment to see a member of the counselling team by calling or by emailing email@example.com
Transport is provided free of charge to full-time further education students under the age of 19 on 1st September on the year of entry.
Students aged 19 years and over will have to make a contribution to the cost of transport.
Part-time students can obtain the daily rates from the Learner Contact Centre. Assistance in funding transport is available through the College Financial Contingency Fund.
Visit the My College page for the current bus timetable.
The College has an active Learner Voice group that meets twice a term and is the students opportunity to feedback to College governors and managers about any College based issues. It is also an opportunity for students to discuss ideas and improvements to courses.
Students requiring accommodation will be helped to find private rented accommodation either in or near Haverfordwest.
To obtain a list of private accommodation and find out about the options available to you, contact the Learner Contact Centre.
The College provides the following accommodation options for international students:
- Host Family Accommodation
- Private Rented Accommodation
The accommodation options are designed to give you the maximum opportunity to interact with native speakers and learn more about local culture.
To find out more about the accommodation options available, contact the International Office on 01437 753 183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pembrokeshire College is committed to developing its bilingual provision and ethos. We promote bilingualism and encourage all our students to develop and use their Welsh language skills.
Students are welcome to access tutorials in Welsh, to complete assessments or assignments through the medium of Welsh and there are many units that you can study in Welsh or bilingually too.
Studying your vocational course bilingually will help you develop valuable skills for the workplace and will give you a wider range options when you leave College.
Opportunities to develop skills
Here in the College, there’s a wide range of courses which can help you do everything from developing your awareness of the language, give you the confidence to meet and greet in Welsh, develop your ability to offer a customer service through the medium of Welsh and develop your skills both spoken and written.
Whatever your level of skill and confidence, we can help develop those skills in readiness for moving on to the workplace or moving on to another course.
The College is excited to announce the creation of ‘Aelwyd Coleg Sir Benfro’ which will give students the opportunity to compete and volunteer in the Eisteddfod. Students are also welcome to join the ‘Bore Clonc’ which is held every third Tuesday of the month.
What’s on Wednesday (WoW) is a college initiative allowing students the time to get involved in a range of activities on a Wednesday afternoon. Student life is not just about study! There are many other activities that you can get involved with while you are a student.
We aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop new interests, become more knowledgeable and skilled in an area, boost your self-confidence and benefit from doing something away from the pressure of passing exams. Participation in such activities will enhance your CV or application to University.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Pembrokeshire College directly.