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Coleg Sir Gar / Carmarthenshire College

United Kingdom
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About Coleg Sir Gar / Carmarthenshire College

Coleg Sir Gâr was created in 1985 and became a corporate institution in 1993. In 2013 it became Coleg Sir Gar Ltd, a company within the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David Group, and part of a regional Dual Sector University. The College has an annual turnover of over £30m and employs around 800 staff.

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). The College is also home to Carmarthen School of Art which has its origins dating back to 1854.

The College has approximately 9,000 learners of which some 3,000 are full time and 6,000 are part time. There are approximately 900 higher education learners. It also offers its provision on-line, via partnerships at community locations and in the workplace.

The College has a comprehensive and broad range of academic and vocational learning programmes. These range from pre-entry to graduate level, providing a service to the whole learning community. It offers further education, adult and community learning, higher education, work based learning and bespoke programmes and services for business development. It also provides for large numbers of 14-16 school pupils who attend the College or are taught by College staff at their schools.

Campus information

The Graig Campus is the largest of the five campuses of Coleg Sir Gar and is based close to the village of Pwll on the South West Wales coast in Llanelli. With views over the neighbouring Gower peninsula, the Campus is a great place to study with a range of well-resourced teaching facilities and the Hwb, a contemporary designed, student area for personal support and learning.

Within the Hwb are a range of learner support functions such as learner mentors, a careers suite, help with literacy and numeracy development and the admissions unit. Upstairs houses a social area for students to relax which is adjacent to a Starbucks Coffee Shop and the campus Library which contains a comprehensive range of books, magazines, papers, journals and IT equipment.

There is a great feeling of community and vitality at the campus brought about by a mix of enthusiastic students studying different disciplines. They are nurtured, cared for and guided by dedicated and experienced members of staff who help them reach their maximum potential, enabling them to move to their next stage of learning, whether it is at college, university, employment or self-employment.


Courses available 10

Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 7 Engineering 2


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