Coleg Gwent Cymraeg

Applying and Enrolling at Coleg Gwent

The application process at Coleg Gwent is designed to be as user-friendly as possible.

Choosing the right course level is essential. Have a look at the guide to understand what the different levels mean.

Then read through our prospectus to decide which course, level and campus is right for the learner.

Once a choice has been made, go through the application steps on the main webpage.

Campuses and 360 tours

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If you prefer to be able to browse through a personal copy of our guide then please follow the link to download our current prospectus.

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Open Events
Open event crowd

Throughout the year, Coleg Gwent holds several open events, both in person and online, where potential learners are invited to come along to one of the campuses to gain a feel for the college.

At these events there will be representatives from each of the departments and courses who are on hand to answer any questions that learners, parents, guardians and support workers might have about the college and its courses.

There will be practical demonstrations and talks as well as a chance to get hands on in the different vocational departments.

Virtual Open Events – 24/7 platform

The online platform is available all of the time. So take a look at a time that suits you.

Open event information and dates

Something for everyone

Coleg Gwent is proud to offer a wide range of courses for every level. The different campuses have different focuses so look around for the campus that offers the subject the learner is interested in. Whether it’s A-Levels, BTECs, HE courses or anything else there is something for everyone.

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Independent Living Skills (ILS)

Coleg Gwent offers an impressive ILS department on every campus which aims to support learners to develop all of those necessary skills for living independently in society. Examples include:

  • Managing money
  • Cooking and cleaning
  • Planning careers and applying for jobs
  • Building resilience and self-esteem

Each campus has a stand-alone, dedicated area with knowledgeable and experienced staff to support learners’ development.

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Levels and Assessments explained

Over the last few years a transition has begun into changing the way that educators talk about course levels and assessment scores. Eventually this will be how everyone refers to courses and scores but in this interim process it might be confusing. You may hear people talk about courses of different levels but aren’t too sure how these are relevant to you. This guide will give you an idea of what the courses and levels mean and how assessment or exam scores can demonstrate a course level.

Level Qualification Job Level
7 Masters Degree / Doctorate NVQ 5 Chartered professional
6 Honours Degree Higher Apprenticeship NVQ 4
5 Foundation Degree, HND Diploma in Higher Education Management professional
4 HNC Certificate in Higher Education
3 Level 3 Extended Diploma 3 A Levels Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ 3 Advanced technician, skilled supervisory
Level 3 Diploma 2 A Levels
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma 1 A Level
Level 3 Certificate 1 AS Level
2 Level 2 Diploma 4 GCSEs (A*-C) Apprenticeship NVQ 2 Semi-skilled operator
Level 2 Extended Certificate 3 GCSEs (A*-C)
Level 2 Certificate 2 GCSEs (A*-C)
1 Level 1 Certificate or Diploma GCSEs (D-G) Traineeship NVQ 1 Operator
Entry Basic Skills / Skills for Life
Vocationally-related learning Academic learning Work-based learning
What qualification levels mean (GOV.UK)
How to apply for a course

Coleg Gwent have made the application process as user friendly as possible for learners and anyone helping a learner to apply for a course.

  1. Once the learner has chosen a course, the first step is to complete an online application form. From the main website click the ‘Apply Now’ button or follow this link
  2. Depending upon the course applied for, an offer will be made. This could take weeks so please be patient. This will either be by post or email so stress to the learner the importance of keeping an eye on emails (make sure the email address given is not the school address as the accounts are sometimes deleted).
  3. Once an offer has been made the learner can go online (the details will be on the offer letter/email) to accept their place.
  4. Details of when and where to enrol will be sent out over the summer. This is when the learner will have a chance to collect ID cards, meet their tutors and get a feel for the college. If there are any problems or changes, just give the college a call on 01495 333 777 and ask for admissions.
  5. Start college on the day specified at enrolment!
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Application process

Support at Coleg Gwent

There is lots of support available at Coleg Gwent for learners at every level.

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External Advice and Guidance

Coleg Gwent works in collaboration with many organisations to provide the best support possible to our learners.

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