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Message from the Principal - New Learners

Hello everyone,

I hope that you are well and excited about your future. During the summer you will receive your results and make final decisions about where you would like to study next.

I hope you choose to study with us. We have a wide range of subjects on offer at the College at different levels – something for everyone.

The safety and wellbeing of all learners at the College is really important to us and in managing lockdown over the last couple of months, we have successfully moved all our courses and support systems to dynamic and creative online platforms.

The College has been ‘open for business ‘throughout this time and learners have been kept focused on their studies and supported by our dedicated staff.  This will allow them to progress to their next level of learning, Higher Education, employment or self-employment.

From September, we are likely to adopt a ‘blended’ approach to learning. This means a mixture of online learning and attendance in College. Depending on the restrictions we face, this mixture will change as we move through the year.  We have a successful model of delivery that we are planning to meet this need. Above all, the safety of all who work and learn at the College will be the most important factor in any decisions that we make.

We have listened carefully to our current learners and whilst most enjoy working online they have also told us they really value their friendship groups, their professional relationships with teachers and support staff, and the human interaction they get at College. In this context, while following the latest Welsh Government guidelines and safety protocols at all times, we will endeavour to introduce face-to-face learning on campus as early and as frequently as possible.

Finally, I wanted to mention some important dates to you when you can attend our Virtual Open Days:

Coleg Sir Gar                 Virtual Open Day June 30th        Please register at: www.colegsirgar.ac.uk

Coleg Ceredigion         Virtual Open Day June 23rd        Please register at: www.ceredigion.ac.uk

I hope you will find the time to visit these virtual open days and chose to come to this wonderful caring and high achieving College in September.

Be safe and kind

Andrew Cornish

Principal and Chief Executive

Coleg Sir Gar & Coleg Ceredigion