INFORMATION ABOUT COLEG SIR GÂR
Coleg Sir Gâr Ltd is part of the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David Group - a Dual Sector University in south west Wales. The Group offers a range of integrated pathways from 14 upwards and has delivered transformational change for the region.
Coleg Sir Gâr offers Further and Higher Education across five campuses in the county of Carmarthenshire. It has in excess of 10,000 learners studying on over 380 courses and is by far the largest educational institution in Carmarthenshire with over 3,000 learners attending full time courses. The majority of students over the age of 16 in full time education in Carmarthenshire study at the College.
The College has an extensive range of further education courses from A Levels, , Vocational Certificates and Diplomas, and higher education courses including HNC/Ds, Degrees and Professional qualifications in subjects as diverse as Sciences, Health, Engineering, Sport, Agriculture, Construction, Catering, Art and Design, Hairdressing, Business and Education. The College also offers a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities.
The University of Wales: Trinity Saint David validates all Higher Education awards on offer in the College. The close proximity of both institutions in Carmarthen allows Higher Education students at the Carmarthen campuses to benefit from the learning and social facilities at Trinity Saint David’s Carmarthen campus.
The College has an annual turnover of around £30m and employs approximately 850 staff. Of these, roughly 450 are directly involved in teaching and 400 in support and administrative functions.
The College is led by the Principal/Chief Executive (who reports to the Governing Body) supported by three Assistant Principals who form the College Executive. The Curriculum is delivered through three Faculties each of which is led by a Faculty & Campus Director.
Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, SA15 4DN – is the largest of the five campuses and is the administrative hub of the college. It houses an Engineering & Technology Centre and a Hair & Beauty Centre. It is also the main centre for A level courses as well as Computing,Creative Industries, Public Services and Sport, Leisure and Tourism.
Jobs Well Campus, Jobs Well Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3HY - the main campus for Art and Design.
Pibwrlwyd Campus, Pibwrlwyd, Carmarthen, SA31 2NH - home of Business Management and Education. Other key activities include Automotive Engineering, Catering & Hospitality, Equine Studies, Hair and Beauty & Small Animal Science.
Ammanford Campus, Ammanford, SA18 3TA - Learning activity on the Ammanford campus is focused on Health, Social & Child Care,Counselling, the Built Environment and Entry level provision.
Gelli Aur Campus, Llandeilo, SA32 8NJ - The campus is a purpose built complex focused on Agriculture,Countryside Management and Agricultural Engineering . It is also home to the 211 hectare College Farm.