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Welcome to Dyffryn Clwyd Partnership

Under the Learning and Skills Measure, a statutory policy from The Welsh Government, schools must provide a rich and diverse curriculum at post 16.  Schools must be able to offer 30 courses to pupils, 5 of which must be vocational.

Most schools cannot deliver on this expectation alone and many collaborate with local colleges and other schools.

The Partnership gives you access to a much wider range of courses and qualifications which are being made available through the schools and colleges in Dyffryn Clwyd working together.

About us

The Dyffryn Clwyd Consortium includes:

  • St Brigid’s 3-19 State School
  • Ysgol Brynhyfryd which is a bilingual school
  • Ysgol Glan Clwyd which is a Welsh Medium school
  • Denbigh High School
  • Denbigh College (part of Llandrillo)
  • Llysfasi College (part of Deeside)

As a consortium we are able not only to deliver the expectations of the Learning and Skills Measure, but surpass it, in the choice of options that are available through the consortium.

Very little travel is required between schools, but where there is a need, transport is provided for the pupils.

The timetable has been arranged to allow for travel time and again, little curriculum time is lost when pupils travel.

The school/college partners have agreed to the following consortium principles:

  • To improve the quality of education for all learners
  • To offer the best opportunities for all learners and increase learner choice
  • To increase opportunities for bilingual and Welsh Medium provision

Facilities available

You will have the choice of A/AS level and Vocational courses in your own Sixth Form as well as those in the wider partnership of: 

  • Ysgol Glan Clwyd 
  • Denbigh High School and St Brigid’s 
  • Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, Denbigh 
  • Ysgol Brynhyfryd
  • Coleg Llysfasi 

Additional support

You will get a lot of support and guidance from tutors in school or college, the Learning Coaches, Advice and Guidance staff in the Colleges and Careers Wales who are all there to help you make the right choice, but it is up to you to ask! You can also find out a lot for yourself by checking school, college, university and other websites and publications such as prospectuses and course guides.


The partner schools and colleges have made changes to enable this and the Denbighshire 14-19 Learning Network has made the necessary transport arrangements.

The courses outlined here give a basic explanation of the course and qualification together with details of where you can access it. The courses will be time-tabled to enable you to go to the courses at the different schools and colleges.

You should normally have achieved Threshold Level 2 (see Qualifications section on page 15) before being accepted on Level 3 courses, but do ask your tutor. Also, some subjects may require other specific levels of achievement in GCSE, BTEC or City & Guilds.

Please note that all courses are offered subject to there being a viable number of learners.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Dyffryn Clwyd Partnership directly.

Last updated date: 27 July 2015
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