Full-time courses for school leavers

Coming to College is an exciting step in your journey to independence and a successful future!

We offer a diverse range of courses, allowing you to explore your passions while equipping you with the qualifications and skills needed for your dream career. We're here to guide you through your exciting transition to Gower College Swansea, offering a fresh approach to your studies.

School Leavers' Course Guide

Have a look at our full-time A Level, vocational and apprenticeship courses and find out more about the support available, student life and application process.

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Upcoming open evenings

Our open evenings and events give you the perfect opportunity to find out all you need to know about studying at Gower College Swansea. Join us to discover the wide range of courses on offer, meet lecturers, and get the answers to any questions you may have.

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How to apply

The earlier you apply, the more chance you have of securing a place on your first choice course.

Once you’ve selected your course, you can apply online.

If you are a pupil in the City and County of Swansea, you can also apply through My Choice.

Once we’ve received your application, all further communication will be via email (or by post if you don’t have email), so please use your personal email address not your school one.

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Explore our campuses




The Gorseinon Campus accommodates more than 2,000 full time students who have access to over 40 A Level subjects and a wide range of vocational courses.



Llwyn y Bryn

Students can explore a diverse range of areas including art and design, fashion, fine art, graphics, media, photography and music at Llwyn y Bryn.





Tycoch is a bustling and vibrant base for students on a wide variety of vocational, access and apprenticeship courses.



Jubilee Court

Jubilee Court is home to apprenticeships and construction courses such as painting and decorating, brickwork, carpentry and plastering.


What are the differences and similarities between school and college?


  • No uniform
  • Choose what to study
  • Lecturers, not teachers
  • Lectures, not lessons
  • Study/free time
  • More responsibility
  • No bells


  • Enrichment activities
  • Known by your tutors
  • Progress evenings
  • Personal tutor
  • Regular reports
  • Support
  • Attendance