Coleg Ceredigion is a lively, vibrant and caring college that puts learners' achievement and wellbeing at the top of its agenda. We believe all learners can succeed and we work hard to ensure that everyone who enrols on a course at Coleg Ceredigion reaches their full potential. We actively promote equality for all, and recognise that every one of our learners is unique. Our college environment is important to us and we work hard to ensure that we do all we can to protect our environment.
Coleg Ceredigion was created in 1985 and became a corporate institution in 1993. The college merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as a subsidiary company in 2014. The college has an annual turnover of £6m and employs around 180 staff.
The Welsh language and culture are central to our ethos and we actively promote bilingual and Welsh medium learning. Our standards are high and we expect the highest standards in terms of commitment and work from all our staff and learners.
Coleg Ceredigion is a rural, bilingual further education college situated on campuses in Aberystwyth and Cardigan. The college’s main catchment area is the county of Ceredigion but the college also attracts a considerable number of learners from parts of North Pembrokeshire, North Carmarthenshire, North West Powys and South Meirionydd.
Each year nearly 2000 learners enrol at the college. These include around 650 full-time learners, most of whom are school leavers from the ten secondary schools in the college’s catchment area (the seven secondary schools in Ceredigion together with the secondary schools located in Machynlleth, Newcastle Emlyn and Preseli).
The college offers learning provision in a wide range of academic and vocational areas ranging from pre-entry to Level 4. We also offer a range of work-based learning provision (Care and Accounting being the main areas) as well as delivering provision for CiTB. The college also delivers a small amount of higher education provision (teacher training) which is funded through a franchise arrangement with the UWTSD.
The breadth of facilities demonstrates the college’s financial investment and importance of providing its students with the best learning environment to equip them in readiness for employment or university.
Facilities include: Purpose-built Art and Design Studios, Photography Studio and Dark Room; Performance Studio; Mac Suites; PC Repair Lab and Computing Studio for IT; Computing and Animation Studios, two Training Restaurants (@Aberista and Park Place), Modern Science Lab for Care, Purpose-built Carpentry & Joinery, Brickwork and Multi-skill workshops which are equipped with industry standard tools for Construction Skills; Purpose-built Furniture Design & Restoration and Motor Vehicle workshops for Manufacturing and Automotive Engineering Skills; The Academi Steil salon for Hair & Beauty.
All teaching and IT rooms are equipped with large CTouch interactive screens as well as a range of industry standard resourced teaching facilities. These facilities are spread over our two campuses where different subject areas are taught. For example, Cardigan campus is the main base for the Faculty of Skills and Technology whereas Aberystwyth campus is the main base for the Faculty of Creativity and Care.
Each campus has its own individual learning environment and it is recommended that prospective students view the facilities at an open evening where they can also talk to teaching and support staff.