Coleg Sir Gâr
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About Coleg Sir Gâr
Coleg Sir Gâr is a large, multi-site, Further Education College. It has approximately 10,000 learners of which some 3,000 are full time and 7,000 are part time. There are approximately 950 higher education learners.
Since 1 August 2013, the College has been part of the University of Wales : Trinity Saint David Group.
The College is based in South West Wales and has five main campuses at Llanelli (Graig), Carmarthen (Pibwrlwyd and Jobs Well), Ammanford and Llandeilo (Gelli Aur). It also offers its provision on-line through the Virtual College (created in 1998), via partnerships at community locations and in the workplace. Campuses vary in size and nature and offer a variety of subjects.
The College has a range of academic, vocational education and training programmes. These range from pre-entry to postgraduate level. It offers further education, adult and community learning, higher education and work based learning. It also provides for large numbers of 14-16 school pupils who attend the college or are taught by college staff at their schools.
The college has an annual turnover of £30m and employs over 850 staff.
- A Levels (over 30 subject areas)
- Apprenticeships (a wide range of subject areas)
- Agricultural Engineering
- Animal Science
- Art and Design
- Automotive Engineering
- Beauty Therapy
- Equine Studies
- Music Technology
- Performing Arts
- Public Services
- Outdoor Education
- Sports Science
- Travel and Tourism
- Graig, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli ( )
- Pibwrlwyd, Pibwrlwyd, Carmarthen ( )
- Ammanford, Ammanford ( )
- Gelli Aur, Llandeilo ( )
- Jobs Well, Jobs Well Road, Carmarthen ( )
Coleg Sir Gâr has been providing further education since 1985.
The College was first created as Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art (CCTA) following the merger of a number of technical colleges and Dyfed College of Art, which had a long history of delivering learning throughout the County.
In 1992, the College became an independent corporation having previously been under the control of the Local Education Authority.
Since 1 August 2013, the college has been part of the University of Wales : Trinity Saint David Group.
The Graig Campus, Llanelli, was formerly occupied by Graig Comprehensive School and Llanelli Boys' Grammar School.
As CCTA, the Llanelli campus was based at Alban Road in Llanelli. This was the site of former Llanelli Technical College.
Carmarthen School of Art originated in 1854. It combined with the Llanelli college in 1971 to become Dyfed College of Art. In 1979 the new campus at Jobs Well Road, Carmarthen was built.
The virtualcollege.ac.uk was created in 1998 by Coleg Sir Gâr to meet the growing demands of industry in Carmarthenshire. The training courses developed were delivered completely online in the area of IT skills. Since then the virtual college has expanded to included a breadth of courses (almost 1000) in a number of areas, teacher training, accountancy, business, leadership and management, health and safety, languages and others. All the accredited courses are delivered completely online supported by tutors from the college.
- Coleg Sir Gâr (Official Site)
- Virtual College
- University of Wales : Trinity St David