We offer a wide range of full time A Level and vocational courses.
In 2018, our A Level students celebrated an overall pass rate of over 98%. Of these passes, 86% were at the higher grades of A*- C – a strong percentage increase on our excellent 2017 results and, once again, well above national averages.
Students on our vocational courses also celebrated another year of great results. 58% of learners on BTEC Extended Diploma courses achieved at least one Distinction. 41% of students achieved triple distinction grades and 17% achieved the top D*D*D* grades.
Apprenticeships are a great way for people to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining experience, qualifications and brighter prospects for the future.
We currently offer three levels of apprenticeships - Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship, Level 3 Apprenticeship and Level 4/5 Higher Apprenticeship.
In 2016, we more than doubled the number of Higher Apprenticeships on offer which means that employers can now access locally the higher level technical skills vital to their business performance and growth.
There are many different reasons why people look to study on a part time basis with us.
For many it’s about gaining the relevant skills to improve their employment prospects, for some it’s about achieving a qualification that has always been on their to-do list while, for others, it’s about pursuing a specific interest or hobby.
We’ve always enjoyed a strong reputation for further education but did you know that over 100 learners also study for a higher education (HE) qualification with us every year?
We are a QAA Quality Assured provider of HE courses, many of which are validated by leading institutions such as the University of South Wales, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
GCS Training is the college’s business training arm, providing training solutions for employers that want to get the best out of their staff.
As part of one of the leading FE colleges in Wales, GCS Training not only offers off-the-peg training but we can also tailor courses to meet your exact requirements. And with a wide range of work-based, classroom and distance learning options, there’s the perfect mix for your business.