Coleg Llandrillo Cymru

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Coleg Llandrillo
Coleg Llandrillo logo.png
Coleg Llandrillo logo
Type Further Education College
Established 1965
Principal Dafydd Evans
Address Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea, PENRHYN BAY, LL28 4HZ, Colwyn Bay, Wales, United Kingdom

Coleg Llandrillo (English: Llandrillo College) is a college in the north of Wales.

The college offers over 4,000 full and part-time courses. Courses range from A levels, International Baccalaureate, BTECs, Modern Apprenticeships and NVQs to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Postgraduate Studies offered in association with the University of Wales, Glyndŵr, Bangor and Cardiff Metrolitan University.


The college (which originally only composed of the main campus at Rhos-on-Sea), was opened as Llandrillo Technical College by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on 23 June 1965.

The word technical was removed from the name of the college in response to the college's shift towards teaching academic as well as vocational subjects. The Coleg Llandrillo Cymru name was adopted around 2002 and was designed to imply that the College is for the whole of Wales. Since its merger with Coleg Menai, it is now known as Coleg Llandrillo.

2010 merger[edit]

Coleg Llandrillo Cymru formally merged with Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor on 1 April 2010. The merged college (which retained the Coleg Llandrillo Cymru name) was located at nine campuses across three counties. Although the colleges had merged, their management and had a central administration. The Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor campuses retained the Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor name.

2012 merger[edit]

On 2 April 2012, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru (which included Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor) merged with Coleg Menai to form Grwp Llandrillo Menai, the largest college group in Wales and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Since the merger, the college is now known as Coleg Llandrillo.

2014 merger[edit]

From early-2014 until September 2015, Coleg Llandrillo developed their own University Centre, called UCCL (or University Centre Coleg Llandrillo). Higher Education and Degree courses are available for over 19s.


The college has a main campus in Rhos-on-Sea, a medium size campus in Rhyl, smaller sites in Denbigh, Abergele and Colwyn Bay, and a specialist business services centre in St Asaph.

The main site or campus is on Llandudno Road at the westerly extremity of Rhos-on-Sea, bordering Rhos-on-Sea Golf Course and close to Penrhyn Bay.


The main campus at Rhos-on-Sea has a Marine & Built Environment Centre (MBEC). Included within the MBEC is the Renewable Energy & Sustainability Centre for Wales (RESCW). The campus also has a library, IT workshop, sports centre & gym, hair & beauty salons, training kitchens, sports academies and childcare centre. It also has an Institute of Health & Social Care.

At the Rhyl site the college has the Centre for Automotive Technology along with hair & nail salons, library and IT workshops. The Rhyl Sixth Centre is also located at the Rhyl campus.


The College provides a range of courses from entry level courses through to degrees and post-graduate qualifications. These courses cover six main areas – 14-19 education such as A Levels, International Baccalaureate and BTECs; university and professional qualifications; work-based training including apprenticeships and NVQs; business-to-business training and courses for international students.

The College also offers the Welsh Baccalaureate alongside its Further Education courses.

Foundation Degrees and Bachelor's degrees at the College are offered in association with the University of Wales, Glyndŵr University, Bangor University and the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC).


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