coronavirus update

Guidance on face coverings

Following the recent statement by Welsh Government, the College has decided that all staff, students and visitors will now be required to wear face coverings.

This will apply in all communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain (e.g. hallways, stairways or common rooms). It will also apply when using College or public buses.

Face coverings will not be expected to be worn in the classroom as all full time students will be in individual contact groups (bubbles) and all part time students will be social distancing.

Update from Principal, Mark Jones (11 August)

We have now received the final part of the Welsh Government’s guidance that will allow the College to reopen at the beginning of September. 

Even though this guidance has been delayed, we have been working with Welsh Government colleagues throughout the summer and I am now pleased to be able to share our plans for September.

However, I do need to remind everyone of the College’s two key priorities as our plans are based on what we believe are the best means of achieving both of these.

Priority one

An updated message from Principal, Mark Jones: July

It is now three weeks since I last updated students, parents and guardians about how the College is preparing – initially for our return from lockdown and then for September – and a lot has happened during that time.

Firstly I‘m delighted to report that the College has now reopened albeit initially for around just 300 vocational students. This is to allow them to undertake any outstanding vocational assessments and, in doing so, to complete their course and support their progression.

Negeseuon wedi'u diweddaru i'n myfyrwyr a rhieni/gwarcheidwaid

Neges i fyfyrwyr

Mae’n bythefnos ers i mi ysgrifennu atoch chi ddiwethaf ac roeddwn i’n meddwl y byddai’n ddefnyddiol rhoi’r diweddaraf i chi nid yn unig ar sut mae’r Coleg yn parhau i weithredu, ond hefyd i roi fy nghyngor gorau i chi yn ystod y cyfnod heriol hwn. Ond cyn i mi wneud hynny, hoffwn ddechrau trwy ddiolch i chi.



Updated messages to our students and parents/guardians

A message to students

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote to you and I thought it would be useful to update you not only on how the College is continuing to operate, but also to give you my best advice during these challenging times. But before I do that, I just wanted to begin by thanking you.

Only two weeks ago we moved across to a blended method of teaching and learning using a combination of digital tutorials with a variety of assessments, as well as providing additional pastoral support.



Ymtaeb i COVID: Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe yn atgyfnerthu cymorth ar draws ei gymuned

Gan fod addysgu wyneb yn wyneb wedi’i atal oherwydd coronafeirws, mae Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe yn defnyddio ei amrywiaeth eang o dechnegau ac arbenigedd dysgu o bell ac ar-lein i barhau i gyflawni ei genhadaeth - sef helpu myfyrwyr i gyrraedd eu cam addysgol neu gyflogaeth nesaf.

Yn ystod y cyfnod cyn cau, dechreuodd timau addysgu baratoi dysgwyr yn gyflym yn eu sesiynau tiwtorial a chafodd tua 450 o liniaduron a dyfeisiau eraill eu benthyca i fyfyrwyr a staff.

COVID response: Gower College Swansea strengthens support across its community

With face to face teaching suspended due to coronavirus, Gower College Swansea is using its wide range of remote and online learning techniques and expertise to keep delivering its mission – helping students onto their next educational or employment step.

In the lead up to closure, teaching teams quickly started to prepare learners in their tutorial sessions and around 450 laptops and other devices were sourced and loaned to both students and staff.

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