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Contents Celebrating 90 Years..........................................3

Brecon Beacons College

The CWTCH

Newtown College

Fronlas Farm

It’s All Good from Estyn......................................4 Why Choose NPTC Group of Colleges?............5 Award-Winning Facilities....................................7 Award-Winning Teaching....................................9 Award-Winning College................................... 10 Your Application............................................... 11 Career Coach.................................................... 12 Apprenticeships................................................ 13 Newtown 6th Form Academy Partnership.... 15 Agriculture & Farming..................................... 16 Art, Design & Creative Media......................... 18 Automotive Engineering.................................. 20 Applied Therapies including Beauty Therapy... 22 Business & Management................................ 24 Computing, Website & Game Design............ 26 Construction and the Built Environment....... 28

Brecon Beacons College Penlan, Brecon, LD3 9SR

The CWTCH

(The former Tourist Information Centre) Cattle Market Car Park Heol Gouesnou, LD3 7BA

Newtown College

Llanidloes Road, Newtown, SY16 4HU

Fronlas Farm

Mochdre Lane, Newtown, SY16 4JA

Engineering....................................................... 30 Foundation Studies.......................................... 32 Gardening & Horticulture................................ 34

General Enquiries

Tel: 01639 614200 Email: enquiries@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Hairdressing...................................................... 36 Health, Social & Childcare.............................. 38 Performing Arts................................................ 40 Apply Online b www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

Plumbing and Electrical Installation.............. 41 Hospitality & Restaurant................................. 43 Public Services................................................. 45 Sport.................................................................. 47 College Life....................................................... 50 Student Union................................................... 50 Serious about Sport......................................... 51 Centerprise........................................................ 53 Welsh at the College....................................... 53 1

This publication is printed using environmentally friendly vegetable mineral oil-based inks on FSC® Certified paper from sustainable sources.

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This prospectus gives details on all full-time, academic and vocational programmes at our North Campuses. For details on all other courses offered by NPTC Group of Colleges, please check out our website:

www.nptcgroup.ac.uk Information contained within this prospectus was correct at the time of production. NPTC Group of Colleges reserves the right to alter or cancel courses where circumstances demand. Every student is guaranteed equality of opportunity and access to programmes appropriate to their needs.


Welcome to our Award-Winning College We know that choosing what you want to study after leaving school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and the choice of staying on at sixth form, entering the workplace or going to College is tough. At NPTC Group of Colleges we can promise you an excellent learning experience within a dynamic, supportive College that has superb industry standard facilities and resources. We are really good at what we do, and that’s official according to Estyn. Our latest report highlighted the Colleges’ excellent engagement with employers that shapes our provision to meet local need. Our students develop behaviours that support their career aspirations and we prepare them for progression to higher level learning and employment. Our students feel safe and supported, and most importantly, Estyn believes our teachers are well qualified, experienced, with useful industrial, commercial and business experience. It’s this quality of teaching and dedication to providing outstanding facilities that has been continuously recognised over the last couple of years, in 2019, we were named as the Top Training Provider in Wales by the School Leavers Awards. The College was also ranked second in the whole of the UK for the quality of teaching, fourth for the learner experience, fifth for providing personal support and 10th for our assessment and feedback. In 2020, the College stormed the awards again, being named as the Top Training Provider in Wales, one of the Top Ten Training Providers in the UK and shortlisted for three categories; the Top Apprenticeship Provider in the UK; Best Further Education College for Apprenticeship Training in the UK, and Best Learning Experience. The School Leaver Awards celebrate the top employers and training providers for school leavers on apprenticeship programmes. It is the largest ranking of employers that offer the best apprenticeship and school leaver opportunities in the UK, and, crucially, helps young people and their influencers make key decisions about their career. We want to prepare you for your next steps either into employment or University. We will encourage you to have high aspirations and support you to become versatile individuals. So whether you choose a career focussed vocational course or apprenticeship, be your future at NPTC Group of Colleges.

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NPTC Group of Colleges celebrates 90 years of excellence in education and training this year, 2021-22.

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The NPTC Group of Colleges came into existence on 1 August 2013. It was formed as a result of the merger of Neath Port Talbot College which was originally two separate colleges until 1999, Afan College and Neath College: and Coleg Powys, which was originally three colleges until 1989, Montgomery College, Radnorshire College and Coleg Howell Harris. The NPTC Group of Colleges is now one of the largest groups of colleges and education providers in Wales and now has an annual turnover of in excess of £65 million.

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It’s All Good from Estyn NPTC Group of Colleges is really good at what it does, and that’s official according to Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. It’s the first inspection since our merger and Chief Executive and Principal Mark Dacey said ‘to achieve the rating was a true testament to the hard work, dedication and talent of staff and students.’ The report identified that ‘the College leadership team is well established and cohesive' and that ‘there is a clear and ambitious direction to the work of the College.’ The report said leaders work skilfully to identify and take advantage of opportunities to integrate the College’s work with community activities and to support local facilities.

What did the inspectors say… Learners develop behaviours that support their career aspirations and feel that the College prepares them well for progression to higher level learning and for employment.

The College’s targeted employer forums bring together relevant stakeholders to tackle key economic and social development needs.

Teachers are well qualified and experienced, with useful industrial, commercial and business experience which they apply well to their roles.

More than 7,250 students feel safe in College and know where to access a wide range of support.

They have high expectations of their learners and challenge them to develop knowledge, produce practical work and complete theory tasks to a high standard.

Needs and concerns are listened to.

Students feel that their learning programme is helping them improve their life skills and employment opportunities.

Learners produce a strong standard of work in their lessons and practical sessions. They build their knowledge and understanding and develop their academic, vocational and practical skills well.

Learners engage in worthwhile enrichment activities to improve their general health and wellbeing. Students are also involved in various activities ‘making a valuable contribution to community-focussed activities’ such as fundraising for mental-health charities and helping out at local schools with various projects.

In vocational programmes, learners develop and apply sound practical and vocational competencies and develop higher level vocational skills and enhance their personal confidence through participation in skills competitions.

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Superb engagement with employers across its geographical area that helps shape the College’s provision to meet local need.

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Layla Jones (Newtown College) achieved a fantastic Distinction in the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts. During her time on the course Layla was a dedicated and focused student who went from strength to strength. She had a passion for musical theatre and was a strong triple threat performer. Layla was about to undertake the lead role in our full-scale musical theatre production before we went into lockdown, and although the production being cancelled was extremely disappointing, Layla continued to work hard and showed the same level of commitment towards the online learning as she did in College. Layla’s work was always of a high standard, and she put as much care into her written work as she did her practical. Out of College, Layla also got involved in numerous local groups and she worked with the children’s theatre group at The Hafren, Rising Stars, and choreographed for them. She helps out with other groups as a vocal coach and also performs locally. Layla is hoping to gain a place in drama school in order to pursue a career in musical theatre.

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Teleri Ottaway studied Level 3 BTEC Diploma Health and Social Care and achieved a Triple Distinction Star D*D*D* and a B in Welsh Baccalaureate. Teleri said:

"I’m very proud of my results, and would like to thank the staff at Newtown College for all their help and guidance. The course has taught me so much and I feel like it has opened doors for me and allowed me to realise where I want to go in the future. I would really recommend this course to anyone thinking of taking it as it creates so many opportunities and I personally have learnt so much from it. My next chapter is to begin a degree in Primary School Teaching at the University of Chester". Ethan Smith completed the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business with WBQ. Ethan achieved Double Distinction, Merit and an A grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate. Ethan has prospered in his home studying and has decided to complete a BA Honours in Business Management (Accounting) at Open University, whilst completing AAT Level 2&3. Throughout the pandemic Ethan has been working towards getting a certificate from the CFA (Charted Financial Authority) through an online course which he says has further developed his understanding of the financial sector, plus continuing to work part-time at an accountancy firm to gain experience. Steph Andrews received a Triple Distinction Star grade (D*D*D*) in BTEC Level 3 Public Services. He is going to Cardiff University to study a degree in Law and Criminology.

Billy Morgan Sion Jones received Triple Distinction Stars (D*D*D*) in the BTEC Level 3 Public Services. He is hoping to start a Police Apprenticeship Degree in January or considering joining Cardiff University to study Criminology next September. Ellie Bray also studied Level 3 BTEC Diploma Health and Social Care and attained a Triple Distinction Star (D*D*D*) and a B in the Welsh Baccalaureate. Ellie said:

"I’m super pleased with my grades! I’m now going to Staffordshire University, but the Shrewsbury Campus, to study Child Nursing! Couldn’t have done it without the amazing tutors!" Owen Brunt also studied Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Sport and accomplished a Triple Distinction Stars (D*D*D*). Owen said:

"I worked really hard for the grades I came out with and am pleased of my placed at Cardiff Met to do Sports Performance Analysis". Will Bengall studied BTEC Level 3 Public Services. He achieved a Distinction, Distinction Merit grade and will progress to Glyndŵr University to take Professional Policing linked to North Wales Police. Billy Morgan also studied BTEC Level 3 Public Services and attained a Triple Pass grade. Billy joined the British Army in June 2020.

LANTRA WALES COLLEGE YOUNG LEARNER OF THE YEAR U26

Congratulations to Newtown College’s Elin Orrells who was announced Lantra Wales College Young Learner of the Year U26 at a glittering ceremony in the Metropole Hotel. In addition to this, Elin received the School of Catering, Hospitality and Agriculture departmental vocational bursary. Elin attended the prestigious awards ceremony with members of her family and teaching staff from the College Agriculture department. Elin said: "I am very proud to have been nominated for this award

and it is thanks to all the help I have received from the tutors when studying for my L3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture." "The lecturers at the College have inspired me to take every opportunity available to develop my farming knowledge and encouraged me to participate in a number of competitions."

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Award-Winning Facilities

Newtown: State-of-the-art catering facilities

Newtown: High quality science labs

Newtown: Brand new motor vehicle extension

Newtown: A classy training restaurant - Themes

Newtown: Exceptional performing arts studios and more

Brecon & Newtown: Exciting Lee Stafford Hairdressing Academy

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Newtown: Top-of-the-range engineering equipment

Newtown & Brecon: Award-winning construction department


Newtown: Unique College owned farm.

Newtown: Industry standard engineering facilities.

Newtown: World Class Theatre and Conference Areas.

Brecon: Sport equipment.

The CWTCH – College Within The Community Hub Brecon Beacons College’s newest addition, the College Within the Community Hub – ‘The CWTCH’, has officially opened its doors. The former tourist information centre will create a vision for further education in Brecon and will be part of the community with open access for all. Former Member of the Senedd for Brecon and Radnorshire and Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. Ms Williams said: “It’s given this building re-purpose and will broaden college activity by being so accessible and central. It will be a hub and bring people together. I find this building and what’s going on inspirational.”

The CWTCH has been refurbished and includes flexible working areas, video conferencing facilities, interactive touch screens, and ultra-fast 1GB internet access, along with state-of-the-art computing facilities for both student and public use. As well as the delivery of courses for college students, the community will be welcome to use the IT facilities as well as sign up for some of the new part-time courses that will be offered from the building which it leases from the local authority. Also available will be tips on job hunting, setting up your own business, interview techniques, and CV writing. There are further plans to relocate Brecon Beacons College into Brecon town. Discussions are currently taking place over the acquisition of two buildings in the town. We will be able to give our students access directly to the town and the facilities provided by local businesses on a daily basis.

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Award-winning Teaching Here at NPTC Group of Colleges you will be taught by experts with a wealth of industry specific knowledge plus firm links with the best employers, giving you the highest quality of teaching and learning. In fact, our teaching is so good that we have been named the best College in Wales and tenth in the whole of the UK* We pride ourselves on giving every student the individual support they need to succeed, whether that be progressing onto top universities, apprenticeships or into your dream career with the best employers.

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At whatever level you join us, we will be with you every step of the way to support your educational journey, and promise that whenever you decide to leave us, you will leave with the skills and qualifications needed to flourish.

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Within each subject area there is a regular programme of assessment and support. You will be involved in planning your individual learning and setting targets for improvement which are regularly reviewed with your tutors. We provide tutorial support in addition to timetabled lessons to assist exam preparation, UCAS applications and pastoral support. Our library is well-equipped and provides access to the services and resources that you need for your studies. As well as extensive collections of books, newspapers, magazines and DVDs, our centres also offer access to online information, advice on research methods and can help with references.


Award-winning College makes the Top Ten Training Providers in the UK It’s official, NPTC Group of Colleges has been voted yet again as the Best Training Provider in Wales and in the top ten of the entire UK at the recent School Leavers Awards 2020.

Mark Dacey, Principal and CEO of NPTC Group of Colleges, was thrilled to hear the news the College had taken the top spot in Wales for the second year in a row and said:

The awards, which took a slightly different approach due to the current pandemic, were held virtually and introduced by singer, television presenter, narrator and model Rylan ClarkNeal and presented by Paul Harris and Jack Denton, the co-founders of All About School Leavers.

“To be named as the top training provider in Wales and one of the best in the UK for the second year in a row is impressive stuff, but when it ’s something that our students have voted for independently, that makes it even more special. We had no input and haven’t spent time applying for this, so this is really great news for us and testimony to the hard work and dedication of the staff at NPTC Group of Colleges.”

The School Leaver Awards is unique, in that the majority of the winners were nominated due to feedback given directly from apprentices enrolled on their programmes, rather than relying on an independent judging panel. The awards celebrate the top employers and training providers for school leavers on apprenticeship programmes. It is the largest ranking of employers that offer the best apprenticeship and school leaver opportunities in the UK, and, crucially, helps young people and their influencers make key decisions about their career.

The Top 150 Employers and Top 100 Training Providers are based entirely on the opinions of apprentices and school leaver trainees from 100 UK organisations. Apprentices completed surveys analysing everything about their employers and training programmes, from skills development and career progression to training and company culture.

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NPTC Group of Colleges also ranked the second Best Further Education College for Apprenticeship Training in the UK and 10th in the UK for Best Learning Experience.

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Your Application

Applying for a course 1

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Your Journey Your College Welcome to the online application system here at NPTC Group of Colleges. You have the power to manage every stage of your journey, from researching courses that interest you, to completing the application form and setting interview dates. You can also log into your account at anytime to see where you are in the process. Right Course, Right Choice! With so many choices available we understand that making a decision can be difficult. We are here to support you through the process, whether it be vocational courses or an apprenticeship!

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So how do you choose? Explore your options by reading our full-time prospectus, browsing our website for ideas, attending open days, or taking advantage of our awesome career app, ‘Career Coach’.

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KEEP IN TOUCH It’s now down to you and getting the grades you need – if at any stage you change your mind about the course you have chosen to study or you don’t get the grades, don’t panic! Remember, we are always here to help. Don’t forget you can change your choice of course at any stage, right up to enrolment. Good luck in your GCSEs and we'll see you in September!

Go to the search bar and type in one of the subjects you wish to apply for e.g. Brickwork, Dance, Sport or Hairdressing. Just click on the white ‘Find a Course and Apply’ button on the right hand side to start your application. If this is your first time applying to the College, you’ll need to create a Prospect account so make sure you have an e-mail address ready. Your username will be the first part of your e-mail address (the section before the @). Passwords must be at least nine characters long and contain at least one uppercase, one lowercase and one number. Once you have completed the form and clicked register, a pop-up will show you what your username is – but you will also receive an e-mail confirmation. Once you have clicked 'register', you can continue with your application. Simply fill out each stage step-bystep. If at any point you need any help, College staff are always on hand to help via telephone, e-mail or social media! E-mail: admissions@nptcgroup.ac.uk You can stop at any point and the application will be saved. To log back in just visit the College homepage. The MY APPLICATION button is located on the top of the page.

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Book your interview

We’re planning our interviews for the next academic year right now, please see the website for up to date information. An interview is a chance for you and your parents/guardians to come in to talk to us, find out all about the College and get more information on the subjects or courses you’ve chosen to study.

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Conditional offer

After you have discussed your entry requirements at your interview and chosen the course you want to study, we will put your conditional offer on Prospect, which you can immediately accept.

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Finding your application

If you ever need to log back into your account, you’ll find the MY APPLICATION button on the top of the homepage. You will be able to tell where you are in the application process on your homepage!

Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at Advanced Level will enable Level 3 students to consolidate and progress their essential skills, essential employability skills, and promote and develop high level research skills. Building on achievements at Level 2, the qualification will help to develop more complex skills, attributes and behaviours. It will provide experiences which will equip you for university, further training or employment. "The Skills Challenge Certificate (Welsh Baccalaureate) is unusual as a qualification whose content is in large part led by students themselves. We enormously value the self-motivation, curiosity and independent-mindedness this approach to learning develops. It is these characteristics, along with three excellent A Levels, that we look for at competitive universities like Oxford." Dr Matthew Williams, Access and Career Development Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.


Career Coach - tailored careers advice using local job market intelligence When students have a clear vision of the future, they’re more likely to excel in their studies and go on to forge successful careers. Career Coach is a free online tool available from NPTC Group of Colleges that can help shape that vision. Using comprehensive job market data, Career Coach can help you find your perfect job and the courses that will help you get there! Career Coach’s detailed online assessment suggests careers based on your interests and skills. With detailed labour market information, expected earnings and the number of jobs in the area, Career Coach highlights the best courses to help you progress into your chosen career.

Scan here to start using Career Coach or visit our website at: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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Career Coach also links into the College’s Career Ready initiative which has been specifically designed to get you ready for the world of work. Career Ready offers CV writing workshops, interview preparation and practice, work experience placements and support with all aspects of the application process.

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IT PAYS TO LEARN If studying full-time is not for you, then work-based learning could be exactly what you are looking for. There are programmes to suit everyone! Work-based learning gives you the chance to gain experience in a real job, plus job-specific qualifications while earning money. Opportunities vary depending on the programme. The routes are: b Accountancy b Agricultural Mechanics b Business Administration b Construction b Engineering b Motor Vehicle b Team Leading b Management.

b Agriculture b Care b Childcare & Playwork b Customer Service b Hospitality & Catering b Retail b Vehicle Body Repair

Traineeships

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A traineeship is a training programme for 16 to 18-year-olds which focuses on giving you: b Employability skills b The opportunity to sample different job roles b Access to high quality work experience.

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What are the benefits of a traineeship engagement? b Weekly training allowance b Subsidised travel b Build vital experience with local and national employers b Opportunity to improve English and Maths skills b Build confidence b Improve your long-term prospects and earning potential. At the end of the traineeship you can: b Advance onto a Level 1 traineeship or apprenticeship b Advance to an academic course b Carry out voluntary work b Pursue an alternative career choice.

Why become an apprentice? b Earn while you learn - be paid a salary b Gain skills, knowledge, experience and face

new challenges b Gain a nationally recognised qualification b Excellent progression opportunities.

What types of apprenticeships are there? b There are three types of apprenticeships you can apply for depending on current skills and qualifications: b Foundation apprenticeship - Level 2 b Apprenticeship - Level 3 b Higher apprenticeship - Level 4+.

Apprenticeships

You will be on placement with an employer and possibly attend College for one day a week. You will be assessed in the workplace and helped to gather evidence for your portfolio. An apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme where you can earn a wage while you learn. If you live in Wales and are over 16 and not in full-time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship.

Degree Apprenticeships

NPTC Group of Colleges and Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) have recently been awarded funding under the new Degree Apprenticeship Pilot Programme for Wales. Reflecting the skills needs of Wales, universities and other degree awarding institutions were asked to design a new suite of digital programmes to enable Welsh organisations to upskill their existing employees or recruit new talent in areas such as software engineering, cyber security and data science for the new digital degree apprenticeships framework.

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Apprentice Ollie Part of Awardwinning Compact Orbital Gears Company

The company has a long history of working with Newtown College (part of NPTC Group of Colleges) to support and train new apprentices. They are a specialist in the design, manufacture and development of bespoke gear solutions for aerospace, automotive and clean energy customers. The Award Ceremony, which took place virtually, showcased 35 finalists who have excelled, many going above and beyond expectations to achieve success during unprecedented times. The latest Pathway Training Apprentice to follow a line of successful placements at Compact Orbital Gears (COG) is Ollie Leadbetter. Ollie, 16 years old from Y Fan Llanidloes, is studying Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations Diploma. He attends college three days a week and works at COG as a Lathe Machine Operator two days a week during term time and five days a week during non-term time. He will progress to Level 3 Mechanical Engineering in September of this year. Our Pathways Training department support students to develop work-related skills and qualifications which are industry-recognised in a wide range of sectors. The apprenticeship routes in Engineering have a progression option to do the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations Diploma, Level 3 Mechanical Engineering, HNC Level 4 in Engineering and then on to Degree Level. This proves to be a very positive route for many who are aged over 16 years, and want to earn a wage whilst receiving other employee benefits in a career of their choice. Developing a multi-skilled and flexible workforce has helped Compact Orbital Gears become a leading name in specialist gear transmissions for more than 50 years. The company, which has a workforce of 43, was established in the 1960s and is proud of its highly skilled workforce, family ethos and long history of recruiting apprentices from within Mid Wales.

Gething said: “Our award winners have excelled via the Welsh Government ’s apprenticeship and traineeship programmes and gone the extra mile to achieve success during unprecedented and extremely challenging times. This Welsh Government has ambitious recovery plans to ensure there is no lost generation as we rebuild a new version of Wales that becomes an engine for sustainable, inclusive growth. I believe apprenticeships will be vital as we emerge from the pandemic." “That ’s why the new Welsh Government has committed to creating a further 125,000 apprenticeship places over the next five years. We are a small country, but we have big ambitions, and our aim is to create a culture in Wales where recruiting an apprentice becomes the norm for employers.” A focus on growing its pool of skilled engineers is paying off for Compact Orbital Gears at a time when there is a UK shortage. Its Apprenticeship Programme provides technical training, supported by in-house specialist instruction with experienced employees sharing their skills and knowledge with apprentices. Tricia Evans, Compact Orbital Gears’ financial controller, said: “It is essential to the future success of our company that we develop and encourage new recruits, as they bring with them new learning and fresh ideas.” “We are extremely pleased to have been recognised as Small Business Employer of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021. An apprenticeship programme is essential to ensuring the provision of a skilled workforce at Compact Orbital Gears. We are grateful for the support provided by both NPTC Group of Colleges, Newtown College and Myrick Training in ensuring that our apprenticeship programme meets the needs of both the learner and the employer” Production Manager and COG Rob Price.

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NPTC Group of Colleges were delighted to hear that Compact Orbital Gears (COG) in Rhayader, were announced as winners of the Small Employer of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021.

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Welcome to the Newtown 6th Form Academy Partnership

Partneriaeth Academi’r 6ed Dosbarth Y Drenewydd Newtown 6th Form Academy Partnership

Welcome to the best of both worlds! The Newtown 6th Form Academy Partnership is an exciting, innovative partnership between Newtown College and Newtown High School. By working in partnership we are able to offer the very best teaching and learning experiences for students across a wide variety of courses; offering you the freedom to follow the pathway of your choice and embrace your personal learning style.

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Our partnership will offer an exciting, broad and diverse curriculum which can be tailored to the needs of each student. In addition, there will be the opportunity to link with industry professionals at the College and dedicated, experienced staff at School and College.

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Subjects include: b Art and Design b Biology b Business & Law b Chemistry b Drama & Theatre b English Language b Geography b Graphic Communication b Health & Social Care b History

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Digital Technology Law [E-sgol] Maths Music Photography Physical Education Physics Psychology Sociology [E-sgol].

To Apply

Online applications are made at: www.powyslearningpathways.wales For more information: Rhian Morgan: 14-19 Partnership Manager School Liaison Email: rhian.morgan@nptcgroup.ac.uk

We run a full and varied provision of AS, A Level and BTEC subjects in the 6th Form Academy across Newtown College and Newtown High School, and we recommend that all pupils should study a range of at least three subjects, in addition to the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification (WBQ). In exceptional circumstances, it is possible to study five subjects, providing this has been agreed with the Head of the 6th Form Academy.


Agriculture and Farming

Approximately 450,000 people work in the UK agricultural industry, of which almost 300,000 are in managerial or partnership roles within a farming enterprise. Choosing to study agriculture will provide a fulfilling and interesting career choice and it will also open the doors to many other industries, due to the broad education, skills and training that you will experience. Fronlas Farm at Newtown College operates a 140-hectare working upland sheep and beef farm which allows students to gain up-to-date practical experience that reflects the agriculture industry of mid Wales and the small and medium enterprises in which most agricultural and agricultural engineering students find employment. The farm boasts a range of purpose-built classrooms as well as cattle and sheep housing and state-of-the-art handling facilities. We also offer extensive opportunities for estate skills, conservation and diversification. The farm carries around 150 beef cattle, including a suckler herd and a beef finishing enterprise, and 750 breeding sheep rearing around 1,200 lambs. Newtown College's Themes Restaurant is supplied with both beef and lamb from the farm. The farm also supplies both Morrisons and Sainsbury’s supermarkets with lamb throughout the year.

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What will I do?

Our courses are extremely hands on, and also allow you to gain valuable work in the landbased sector. At College you will cover areas such as livestock production, crop production, estate maintenance, and tractor and machinery maintenance and operations. These subjects will be delivered by our lecturers who possess extensive industry knowledge of modern production systems as well as cutting-edge IT technologies, including drones and GPS systems. Many of our students progress to higher education either at the College studying the HND in Agriculture course, or other institutions to study other agriculture-related degrees.

Career opportunities

On completing an agriculture course, students can choose from a wide range of practical career paths within the UK agricultural sector, including farm manager, livestock manager, nutritionist, agronomist, farm consultant, farm inspector, and auctioneer.

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Agriculture is more than just farming; it is one of the world’s biggest businesses. There are over 200 different career areas available in agriculture and presently there is a very high demand throughout the industry for educated, practically skilled and motivated young people.

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LANTRA WALES COLLEGE YOUNG LEARNER OF THE YEAR U26 Congratulations to Newtown College’s Elin Orrells who was announced Lantra Wales College Young Learner of the Year U26 at a glittering ceremony in the Metropole Hotel. In addition to this, Elin received the School of Catering, Hospitality and Agriculture departmental vocational bursary. Elin attended the prestigious awards ceremony with members of her family and teaching staff from the College Agriculture department. Elin said: "I am very proud to have been nominated for this award and it is thanks to all the help I have received from the tutors when studying for my L3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture."

"The lecturers at the College have inspired me to take every opportunity available to develop my farming knowledge and encouraged me to participate in a number of competitions." Martin Watkin, the College’s Land Based Estates Manager, said: "Elin is an excellent student who is determined to forge a career in the agriculture industry. Elin has proven to be an enthusiastic and hardworking student who participates in all practical farm activities at the College and produces assignments of a high standard."

Courses

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Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

C&G Agricultural Engineering

2

Level 1 qualification or GCSE Agriculture or relevant experience

2 Years

Newtown

C&G Diploma in Agriculture

2

Level 1 qualification or GCSE Agriculture or relevant experience

2 Years

Newtown

C&G Extended Diploma in Agriculture

3

5 GCSEs at C or above to include Maths and English

2 Years

Newtown

C&G Extended Diploma in Countryside Management

3

5 GCSEs at C or above to include Maths and English

2 Years

Newtown

Average annual earnings

Farm Worker Wage £27k Farm Manager £34K

“I am just completing the Level 3 in Agriculture and have had such a fabulous experience on the working farm here. I was a runner up in the Llantra Cymru Awards and am now applying to go to University” Emma Morgan-Page

*This is based on national data

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Art, Design and Creative Media

When creative jobs that are outside the creative industries are also added in – to calculate the total of the UK's creative economy – the total figure has reached 3.12 million, meaning one out of every 11 jobs is in this industry. Our lecturers are practising artists so you will be learning from those who still play an active part in the creative industries sector. At NPTC Group of Colleges, we will give you the opportunity to explore your personal creative talent in the context of a wider cultural arena and to shape it, change it and make a difference. We are a creative centre for learning where students do progress and importantly they are really employable – we aim to help you be career ready!

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What will I do?

Lessons are taught in a creative environment, using cutting-edge industry standard equipment within purpose-built specialist facilities. There are numerous opportunities provided for Art and Design, Photography and Multimedia students to exhibit work both within the college and at external public events. Media students work on ‘live’ projects, during which they will liaise with clients and screen their final piece of work.

Career opportunities

b Architects b Arts heritage b Craftspeople b Designer b Director b Film producer b Fine artists b Graphic designers b Photographer b Print maker b Product designers b Prop and set design b Spatial, interior and landscape design b Tattoo artist b Teaching and education b Videographer b Web designer.

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We will help, support and guide you on your way to becoming a part of this very fast moving and dynamic sector. The number of jobs in the UK creative industries has topped two million for the first time under the current system of counting after expanding faster than the rest of the economy.

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Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust Art students at Newtown College have unveiled a new spider sculpture to be displayed in the town, as part of a Wildlife Trust project.

In association with Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, students helped design the eight-legged sculpture with Brandon Cadwallader, following their winning submission for the Trust’s ‘Art Oasis’ project. Local artist and blacksmith Spike Blackhurst then took the chosen design forward to completion and installation of the spider, which will now be based at Oriel Davies in Newtown’s Town Hall Gardens.

Students worked closely with Spike to create the spider, participating in a practical blacksmithing workshop at Spike’s studio as they widened their knowledge of crafts and techniques to bring nature alive. Funded by the National Assembly for Wales and EU backed initiative “Arwain,” the project aims to bring people and wildlife together through the arts and has delivered creative art-based activities and outreach projects with a number of organisations in the past two years.

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Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

UAL Diploma in Art and Design

2

2 GCSEs A*-C or an appropriate Level 1 qualification

1 Year

Newtown

UAL Diploma in Art and Design

3

A relevant Level 2 qualification or 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include GCSE English

2 Years

Newtown

UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

2

2 GCSEs A*-C or an appropriate Level 1 qualification

1 Year

Newtown

UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

3

5 GCSEs A*-C including English. A relevant Level 2 Qualification.

2 Years

Newtown

“My year at College provided me with a unique experience and a laid back course with exceptional tutors who stayed connected and motivating despite Covid lockdown. I am very happy and grateful for this year”. Tobias Williams, FAD Student.

“The tutors provide support and guidance for the future and the courses offer a wide range of facilities to explore and you gain useful knowledge”. Kate Poole, second year Level 3 student.

Creative Director

Freelance £500 to £700+ per day

Employed £100k to £160k+

Senior Graphic Designer

Freelance £200 to £400 per day

Employed £35 to £55k


Automotive Engineering A career as a mechanic or vehicle repair means guaranteeing a future of steady work as a mechanic. Slumps in the economy can affect people buying new cars, but vehicles will always require maintenance and repair. If you enjoy meeting different people every day, being ‘hands on’, working with cutting edge technology, or have a creative eye and a love of restoration – then a career working with any vehicle is waiting for you. The motor vehicle departments at Newtown and Brecon Beacons also have fully equipped workshops with four post, two post and scissor-style vehicle lifts, diagnostic testing equipment from Bosch, Crypton, Pico, Autel and ASNU ultrasonic injector cleaning facilities. The Newtown Campus also has a fully functional MOT-style ATL testing bay and dedicated diagnostics area.

What will I do?

Our courses aim to explore a vehicle’s construction and accurately repair damage to the vehicle and its body ready for finishing. You will complete a series of assignments and practical tasks carried out in excellent facilities.

Career opportunities

Employment for mechanics is usually with garages, transport companies, road haulage companies or large organisations with fleets of vehicles. At technician level you will perform skilled diagnostic work, including work on electronic and computer controlled systems. The work is challenging and logical, involving a lot of problem solving. In larger companies, it is usually possible to gain promotion to supervisory and management roles.

Mechanic £13k - £30k (Emsi - economicmodeling.com) Automotive Engineer £60k+ in senior roles (Prospects.ac.uk) Vehicle Paint Technicians £18k - £40k (Emsi - economicmodeling.com)

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Automotive Engineering

Level 3 Motor Vehicle students at Newtown College got a rare opportunity to learn more about future electric battery operated technologies when they got to view an electric conversion of a classic Fiat 500 thanks to Electric Classic Cars of Mid Wales. The Fiat 500 has all the character of a classic with a modern twist. The motor is mounted at the back (giving more luggage space at the front), and includes three battery packs with a hidden charge point under the Fiat badge. The students took a keen interest in the set up, with the speed and power advantages of electric quickly realised. As a classic enthusiast, Tom Watkins, technician at the College, took particular interest. Dan Pritchard, Motor Vehicle lecturer, said that training in hybrids and electrics was "an area the College was currently looking into. This new vehicle technology is going to play an important role in the future of the industry and it’s great to see examples of classics like the Fiat converted, and to know that this and others are available to view on our doorstep." Electric Classic Cars is based in mid Wales and has produced a number of classic conversions which include a 911 Porsche, a 1972 Range Rover and a BMW E9. The business owned by Richard Morgan has quickly grown and Richard said how important it was that students now learn about electric vehicles to support both current builds and conversions. "There will be a greater demand in the forthcoming years for this knowledge and it's surprising how many misconceptions already exist about battery powered cars."

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Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

Automotive Engineering

1

GCSEs grade D/E or above is desirable, but practical experience is also considered

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Automotive Engineering

2

4 GCSEs grade C or above is desirable, but practical experience is also considered

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Automotive Engineering

3

5 GCSEs grade C or above are desirable, but practical experience is also considered.

1 Year

Brecon

“We were delighted to become the first college in Wales at the beginning of 2020 to offer training with the Block automotive electric and hybrid vehicle training equipment. We have had the pleasure of training vocational students and industry professionals in Levels 1-4 award in Electric/ Hybrid Vehicle system repair and replacement.” Lecturer, Dan Pritchard


Applied Therapies including Beauty Therapy Today’s beauty and applied therapy industry is an everexpanding, ever-changing, ever-fascinating sector. If you are innovative and ambitious, there is no limit to your potential, be it in PR, journalism, makeup, a salon owner, beauty therapist or founding your own beauty company! No other industry has such a constant worldwide demand for qualified, creative, well-trained individuals. The beauty/ applied therapy industry offers bright opportunities with careers in the fashion industry as a makeup artist or stylist. You might have the independence to start your own salon or spa or even become an instructor at College and inspire others to enter into the business.

What will I do?

As part of the Lee Stafford Academy Hairdressing, Barbering and Applied Therapies, you will be taught in industry leading salons by highly skilled professionals with a wealth of beauty industry knowledge. Courses will cover makeup, massage therapies and technical aesthetic applications such as eyebrow shaping, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, waxing, manicure and pedicure, as well as anatomy and physiology, skin and hair growth.

Career Opportunities

Dermatologist, eyelash technician, nail technician, spa owner, freelance beauty therapist, beauty writer, beauty vlogger.

Career-Focused Courses

Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

VTCT NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

2

5 GCSEs at grades C or above

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

VTCT VRQ in Beauty Therapy Treatments

3

Level 2 Beauty Therapy or an equivalent qualification

1 Year

Brecon

VTCT in Applied Therapies

3

Level 2 qualifications in Beauty Therapy or Complementary Therapies

1 Year

Newtown

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The Lee Stafford Academy of Hairdressing, Barbering and Applied Therapies has been celebrating the success of their Beauty Therapy students at the recent Skills Wales competitions virtual awards ceremony. The two heats of Beauty Therapist (Hands and Face) and Beauty Therapy Practitioner (Body) saw two students from Newtown College take home medals. Bronze medal winner, Ariyarnna Tidbury, thanked the support from her course tutor, Charlotte Smith. 'Thank you to my tutor Charlotte who really encouraged me and gave me the confidence to enter this competition. I’m very pleased to have been able to be involved as it was an amazing opportunity."

Charlotte responded ''I'm very proud of Ariyarnna receiving a Bronze medal, it is a fantastic achievement for her during a very challenging year." The second competition heat of Beauty Therapy Practitioner (Body) resulted in Level 3 Diploma in Applied Therapies student Lucy Lewis from Newtown College achieving a Bronze medal. Lucy commented, "I'm over the moon to have won a medal for the second year running in the Skills Wales competitions. A massive thank you to my tutor, Lisa Brandon, who has not only taught me the skills that I need but also given me the confidence to compete in competitions like this. I look forward to competing in future competitions."

Average annual earnings

Beauty Therapist £21k in salon Makeup Artist £40 per hour

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Salon Owner up to £100k

Senior Stylist £30k - emsi

“We were delighted to have students Ariyarnna Tidbury and Lucy Lewis achieve Bronze medals at the Skills Wales Competition this year” Lecturer, Lisa Brandon

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Business and Management Business and related subjects such as finance, accounting, management and economics are among the most popular fields of study at universities worldwide. This is because business graduates are in high demand worldwide, business touches on pretty much every aspect of modern human society, and careers with a business degree are diverse and often highly paid. The School of Business, Tourism and Management reflects this successful and dynamic sector, with staff bringing a balance of academic excellence and industry expertise to ensure a stimulating and positive learning experience.

Career opportunities b Accounting b Business administration b Event managing b Forensic accounting b Hotel management b Human resources b Marketing b Rural tourism b Stockbroker.

What will I do?

The department offers workshops run by experienced business people, and first-class links with local businesses to ensure that students gain a deep understanding of how companies are managed and run.

Be motivated... with a career in business, accounting and management “The business course has helped me to look at businesses from different perspectives. Researching businesses in depth has helped to gain a strong knowledge and understanding. Completing a wide variety of units has given me an insight into different career options”. Chloe Preece.

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The College is committed to improving numeracy, literacy and digital literacy skills. Students on all courses are encouraged to develop their basic skills which are vital to ensure career success.

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Student Success

Congratulations to our Level 3 Business students at Newtown College, who have won the Positive Pathways Powys Business Ideas Competition. The group of Business students were among 50 entrants who submitted a new business idea to answer the question, ‘What business would you set up in Powys and why?’. The competition required entrants to consider a business proposal which included detailing the target customers, the type of promotions to undertake, staffing and the issues which may need to be overcome. From the contestants, three groups were shortlisted and invited to present to a panel of judges at Powys County Council’s headquarters in Llandrindod Wells. A total of nine judges, which included County Councillors and local business managers, then challenged the groups with questions on their business concepts.

“I have had numerous opportunities whilst studying at Newtown College, it is not possible to just state one. In the first semester of my opening year at College I was accepted to attend a marketplace in France as part of a collaboration between the College and the Newtown Twinning Association where I sold Welsh goods to French consumers. Within the second semester of first year, alongside three other students, I won the Positive Pathways Powys Business competition which had over 50 submissions, and this particular experience helped me improve numerous skills such as my team work, planning and presenting, all required for employment.” “I am hoping to attend university in Manchester to study Business and Finance. In the future I want to work in the financial industry, primarily as an accountant so I am looking at exploring the theory of AAT which is also taught at Newtown College.” Ethan Smith

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Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

BTEC National Diploma in Business with Applied Law

3

6 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths or English Language

2 Years

Brecon

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business

3

6 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths or English Language

2 Years

Newtown

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

3

6 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

2 Years

Newtown

Average annual earnings

Accountant £62k Marketing Manager £50k

Tour Operator £24k Event Planner £29k

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Computing, Website and Game Design With employment in the IT and telecoms industry set to grow at five times the national average over the next decade, IT and digital technology is fast becoming one of the UK’s most highly paid careers. In 2018, the industries grew 32% faster than the rest of the UK economy, creating highly-paid job opportunities and accounting for 1.58m jobs across the UK.

What will I do?

Top employment sectors include application and software development, data management, cyber security, data analytics, hardware, devices, and open source hardware. All our full-time courses are aimed at students who want to gain nationally recognised qualifications in computing and IT. We will help you to meet your personal, career and employment goals whether you are leaving school, are in work or simply want to improve your computing skills.

Career opportunities

Our dedicated lecturers have sector experience backed up with subject-specific knowledge. Lessons unfold in creative ways illustrated with real-life case studies and examples. Students can take on industry work experience. The department uses modern hardware and software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Studio NET, Java NetBeans, Brackets, BFXR, Audacity and Game Maker. All our courses are delivered in bespoke IT laboratories with a specialised suite for the delivery of PC construction and network developments. Achievement on our programmes currently stands at 99%, and 100% of BSc students find employment in computingrelated careers within three months of graduating.

The majority of students on computing and IT courses progress on to higher education and within NPTC Group of Colleges, we can offer our students degrees on their doorsteps. We have an ideal progression route where, following the successful completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma or A Level programme in a related discipline, students can progress on to the HND Computing (two years) followed by the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (third year). To go on to higher education or secure employment in a range of business and ICT organisations, many students study computer related courses. Some of the organisations that employ past students and graduates include Fujitsu, NPTCBC, The Good IT Company, DVLA, 15 Below, CGI, ALTech UK and Virgin Media. Please note that if you are considering teaching as a career, universities require GCSEs at grade B or above for Maths, English and Science. For Computer Science courses some universities ask for a minimum of grade B at Maths GCSE. Potential Career opportunities: Software/Apps Design and Development, Games Design and Development, Web Design / Development, Systems Analysis, Database Development / Administration, Technical Support, Network and Security.

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Past students are now working as: software developers, dynamic CRM developers, data analysts, IT support and operations technicians, web and eCommerce developers, data warehouse analysts, and systems analysts.

You will explore how ICT is used in industry by developing sector specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, along with how to apply these skills in a work related environment.

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Student Success

Seven incredibly talented Computing and IT Students took Skills Competition Wales by storm recently, taking nearly half of all the top spots in the Cyber Security, Coding Skills and Web Design categories. Skills Competition Wales, delivered by the Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales project on behalf of the Skills Ambassador Network, is designed to raise the profile of skills in Wales. Focussing on growth areas and the needs of the economy, the competition helps boost the skillsets of the future workforce. Skills Competition Wales is aligned to WorldSkills, with many competitors going on to compete in WorldSkills UK competitions.

 Cyber Security Silver: Joshua Roberts  Cyber Security Silver: Mitchell Wilkes  Cyber Security Bronze: Alex Griffiths  Cyber Security Bronze: Dylan Rogers  Coding Skills Silver: Dewi James  Web Design Silver: Luke Wooley  Web Design Bronze: Jamie Mellin

“I’m incredibly proud of all the students who competed. It’s a fantastic achievement demonstrating the talent that is here at NPTC Group of Colleges and also a testament to the expertise and support provided by our teaching staff.’’ Eira Williams, Head of School

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Level Entry Requirements

Diploma in IT

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Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology Extended National Diploma in IT

Location

1

2 GCSEs (grades E or F).

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

2

3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics or English Language, or Level 1 Diploma in relevant subject (Merit or Distinction).

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

3

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English Language. Applicants via Level 2 Extended Certificate or Diploma in relevant subject (Merit or Distinction).

2 Years

Brecon/ Newtown

Average annual earnings

Computer Programmer 30k IT Technician £30k

Business Analyst £49k

Software Engineer £32k

Systems Architect £50k

Computer Operator £23k 27

Duration

Computer / Network Support Technician £19k System Administrator, Computer / Network £26k Technical Support Specialist £24k

Network Security Engineer £36k

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Construction and the Built Environment A new suite of qualifications will be introduced across Wales that has been developed with employers to better meet the skills needs of the built environment sector in Wales. The change aims to simplify the complex landscape of more than 400 qualifications in construction and building services in Wales and to ensure you are better prepared for careers across the sector. There will be an increased focus on new and traditional techniques, on knowledge of the industry as a whole and on the generic skills needed to progress into work from education.

Construction Skills (Multi Trade – Pre Foundation)

Construction Skills Level 1 is a full-time, further education course designed for students who are interested in a career in the construction industry. The course consists of a knowledge of health and safety, practical and theory sessions from some of the following depending on chosen College, Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry, Painting or Tiling.

The Level 2 Foundation Construction and Built Environment The Level 2 Foundation Construction and Built Environment is a brand new qualification where you study two trade experiences from the following:  Working with brick, block and stone  Wood occupations  Painting and decorating  Plastering and interior systems  Wall and floor tiling

The Construction and Building Services industry has around three million workers in the UK, making it one of the country’s biggest employers. The industry requires a large number of newly trained operatives each year in order to keep up with demand. Jobs are available across all areas, and with salaries rising at the moment, there has never been a better time to join this rewarding industry. Training takes place in spacious and well equipped workshops where students have the chance to develop new knowledge and skills which will equip them for a successful career in the construction industry.

What will I do?

Tuition is carried out by industrially experienced and qualified staff who focus on developing students' skills. Many of our staff are former students of the College and understand how to make learning interesting and enjoyable and are able to get the best out of students. You will cover practical craft skills, job knowledge and advanced trade techniques in your chosen path. You will also learn the interpretation of construction drawings and the calculation of materials and costings. Students are also encouraged to participate in skills competitions as a means of enhancing their practical ability and developing higher level skills.

Assessment

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete:  One externally set, externally marked multiple-choice test  One externally set, internally marked project covering two trade areas  One externally set, internally marked guided discussion  One externally set, internally marked health and safety test.

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Student Success

The school of Construction and the Built Environment couldn’t be happier as their medal haul hit double figures at the recent Skills Wales Competition. Gold medals were won in each of the four trades offered at the College including Painting and Decorating student Paul Mason, Kellan Marney from Brickwork, Plasterer Johnny Donaldson and female carpenter Sammy Young.

Then came Silvers for Thomas Morgan, Carpentry, Kian Brown, Plastering, and Craydon Rive from Brickwork, followed by Bronzes from Mai Ball in Painting and Decorating, Thomas Johns from Plastering and carpenter Dafydd Jenkins. An incredible ten medals in total were won overall, making these results the best the school has ever achieved. Skills competitions are an excellent way of stretching and challenging students over and above their coursework.

Progression

On completion, the qualification will provide a broad foundational knowledge across the construction or built environment industry as well as introductory knowledge and skills in two chosen pathways. The qualification provides the knowledge to progress on to further study:  Progression in Construction Level 2 (Full-time) – City & Guilds  Construction Level 3 Two-year (Part-time Apprenticeship) – City & Guilds  Construction Level 3 Three-year (Part-time Apprenticeship) – City & Guilds

The qualification provides sufficient knowledge for learners to progress into an apprenticeship within the sector in their choice of trade.

Who is the qualification for?

It is suitable for:  Learners aged 16+ currently working in or intending to work in the construction and built environment sector. Site operatives who want to widen their knowledge, understanding and skills in the sector more generally.  Learners will need to have achieved, or be working towards their Level 2 Essential Skills English and Maths (or equivalent). There are no other additional entry requirements for this qualification.

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Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

Construction Skills (Multi Trade / Pre Foundation)

1

No formal qualifications

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment

2

GCSE in English and Maths, grade D or above.

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

CHOOSE FROM TWO TRADE EXPERIENCES BELOW: Carpentry & Joinery / Roofing Brickwork / Construction Civils Painting & Decorating / Wall and Floor Tiling

Average annual earnings

Bricklayer £52k Carpenter and Joiner £50k Plasterer £48k Wall and Floor Tilers £48k

Brecon/ Newtown Brecon/ Newtown Newtown

Site Manager £60k Project Manager £70k Civil Engineer £70k


Engineering

You will gain other skills for wider employability skills, English, Maths and IT, personal learning skills and social and communication skills which are highly valued by employers and will make you a more rounded, employable professional. Our close relationship with the industry ensures that we are in step with the latest technological advances, giving you the very best training available.

What will I do? MECHANICAL/MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING Mechanical/Maintenance Engineering involves many different routes including analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. You will develop a solid understanding of key concepts. Mechanical/ Maintenance Engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis of specialist components in a variety of sectors. Our purpose-built industry-specification workshops and classrooms house state-of-the-art engineering equipment and computers. Workshops contain manual lathes, milling machines and engineering benches, while separate specialised workshops and classrooms contain Haas advanced (CNC) Computer Numerical Controlled machines in both milling and turning, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing technology. Our hydraulics and pneumatics/electro-pneumatics workshop houses many vital test rigs, which are essential to test and assess the capability and performance of components for industrial use.

FABRICATION & WELDING The fabrication and welding industry requires highly skilled people for the many employment opportunities in areas such as energy, oil and gas, engineering maintenance and industrial manufacturing. Our highly skilled lecturers will support and guide you through the basics of this industry and you will learn how welding integrates into an engineering system. Our industrial specification purpose-built fabrication and welding workshops house high-quality equipment, covering all aspects of welding applications, including Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA), and Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing (DT/NDT) CNC Plasma machines.

Career opportunities

b Strong links with over 100 local, regional and national employers b Great progression opportunities to university and excellent apprenticeship programmes b Fantastic state-of-the-art engineering facilities b Courses matched to industry standards to meet skills needed b One of the most in-demand, growing sectors of industry.

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An engineering career will provide you with excellent pay, lots of variety in your work and high levels of job satisfaction. Whichever discipline you choose, building a strong foundation of knowledge with an engineering course at NPTC Group of Colleges can start you out on your journey to success.

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Curtis Rees

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Student Success Sam Cottrell – Mechanical Engineering Student Sam Cottrell has been crowned the ‘Best in Wales’ against 40+ students/competitors from the 12 Welsh FE Colleges and other learning providers as part of Skills Competition Wales. Sam has now secured a place within the Welsh Squad and will now compete against other United Kingdom medal winners head to head for number one position to represent the UK against the rest of the world. Curtis Rees Welding Apprentice - Now employed at NPTC Group of Colleges Curtis Rees, a welding apprentice from Neath College, was among the nation’s top skilled young people who were recognised at the WorldSkills National Final two years ago.

Curtis from Resolven is the first student from NPTC Group of Colleges to win a highly coveted gold medal as he triumphed in his discipline at the NEC in Birmingham. The prestigious competition saw more than 500 apprentices and students compete in over 70 disciplines to be crowned the best in the UK in a vocational pathway. Curtis achieved an overall score of 92.25% out of 100 to claim his gold medal, the first for NPTC Group of Colleges in any national competition. Work-Based Learning Manager at Pathways Training, Alec Thomas, was delighted with Curtis’s achievement and said: “Curtis’s enthusiasm for welding and for WorldSkills UK is infectious and he is already encouraging new apprentices to be involved. This can only be good for the industry and local businesses, and will help to support the development of new opportunities for young people in the area.” Curtis has big plans for the future and he has big aspirations to run his own business within the field of structural welding, where he has spotted a gap in the market.

Courses Career-Focused Courses

Level Entry Requirements

Engineering (Mechanical/Welding)

2

Enhanced BTEC Engineering

3

4 GCSEs at grade A*-D including Maths and English. 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English, Maths, 90 Credit Diploma Science and 2 of the following: Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering with overall MM, Merit in Mathematics for Engineering and GCSE Maths grade C/4 or above.

Duration

Location

1 Year

Newtown

2 Years

Newtown

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Junior Engineer/Graduate £30k Senior Engineer/Manager £47k Director or above £72k Welder £16k - £31k

UK Engineering sectors Automotive £48k Chemicals and Pharma/ Medical £50k

Defence and Security/ Marine £47k Energy/Renewables/ Nuclear £52k Food and Drink/Consumer Goods £48k Oil and Gas £53k


Foundation Studies

The courses offered are full or part-time and the staff delivering have a wide range of vocational expertise as well as extensive experience in working with learners with additional learning needs. Each course includes a structured timetable, study support, chill out/quiet rooms, enrichment activities and an introduction to College life and Further Education. Students develop communication, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills and from this comes improved confidence and strengthened personal, social and emotional skills required for learning and life. You do not need any formal qualifications; just a desire to participate in the learning activities we offer. It is possible to try lots of different subjects depending on your individual interests. This helps you to find out what you enjoy, what you are good at and help you with your future choices. You can work at your own level and speed, but extra help is available as part of the course and, through learning support and tutorials, we are able to cater for a wide range of needs. Our staff are qualified, experienced teachers with specialist skills to deliver the courses offered in a supportive and caring environment.

We hold employability and progression events with employers and support agencies. The school runs a number of enterprise and volunteering activities and encourages students to participate in a variety of competitions at both regional and national levels including Skills Competition Wales, ILS sports tournaments, and in the last couple of years, Channel 4’s Shed of the Year. Our students create pop-up shops and mobile enterprises and we ensure that students make links with supported employment organisations. Students undertake an initial educational and life skills needs assessment during the transition and induction process. Tutors then work with students to identify their long and short-term aims and suitable targets and routes for progression are then agreed and reviewed at regular intervals. Our courses offer learners an introduction to College and opportunities to sample various vocational areas such as construction, horticulture and catering from which they can then make an informed decision on future progression routes. Over 95% of students progressed to higher-level foundation studies courses, mainstream College courses, supported employment, or voluntary services.

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Our foundation programmes allow students to develop the key skills in independent living, health and wellbeing, community and employability through a person-centred approach.

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Courses Full-time Courses

Entry Requirements

Life Skills

No formal qualifications required

Brecon/ Newtown

Work Skills

No formal qualifications required

Brecon/ Newtown

Vocational Sampling and Vocational Preparation

No formal qualifications are required but a desire to participate in all learning activities must be demonstrated at interview.

Brecon/ Newtown

No previous knowledge is required for these courses. Acceptance onto a course will be through the College's application and interview process. Learners need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work at least at Entry 3 prior to this course. Learners must have a positive work ethic and demonstrate an interest in skills development. The courses include practical trades, performing arts, catering, IT and sport.

Brecon/ Newtown

GCSEs at E/F grades or successful completion of Entry 3 qualifications.

Newtown

Vocational Preparation and Gateway to Further Education

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Be inspirational... with a career in foundation studies

Location


Gardening and Horticulture Horticulture is a diverse and dynamic industry that includes the commercial production of fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants as well as the design, establishment and maintenance of parks, gardens, leisure and sports grounds, open spaces and managed landscapes. Horticulture is a worldwide industry varying in scale from large multinational companies to small entrepreneurial organisations and companies. Local authorities, botanical gardens and The National Trust are also big employers. At home and abroad, British-trained horticulturists are always in high demand. We offer a range of horticulture and gardening courses that provide you with the skills and training needed to succeed in a career in this sector. With our fantastic facilities including modern greenhouses and outdoor stock beds filled with an intriguing range of plants, you are sure to enjoy the real outdoor experience. Planted areas include a Mediterranean herb garden, a wildlife haven and elements of gardens recreated from our successful gold medal winning gardens at various shows around the country.

What will I do?

Lessons combine classwork and practical work, emphasising the wide range of skills needed for employment in the horticulture/gardening industry. You will also be expected to attend work experience placements, gaining valuable on the job experience. Students are also given the opportunity to develop their enterprise skills through a number of sales activities throughout the year!

Career opportunities b Nursery work b Garden design b Plant production b Landscaping b Science b Tree surgeon

b Retail garden centres b Plant propagation b Groundsmanship b Organics b Education b Self-employment.

Career-Focused Courses

Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

Diploma in Practical Horticultural Skills

1

No formal qualifications.

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Diploma in Practical Horticultural Skills

2

Level 1 qualification in horticulture.

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture

3

A Level 2 qualification in horticulture or suitable experience.

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

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New innovations – Lettuce Wall at Newtown College Newtown College has gone all green-fingered as it introduces a new Horticulture course. This exciting new addition has brought with it a new collaboration with Cultivate, and a new initiative with the introduction of a lettuce wall to the Newtown College Foyer. The eye-catching addition of the lettuce tower in the Newtown College foyer is part of the Crop Cycle project, a Farm Urban system to cultivate lettuce and other greens using a soilless system of vertical towers. This project is funded by the Welsh Government to introduce indoor growing CEA of food crops into communities. Whilst we

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live in a rural environment, new ways of nurturing plants, using what is known as hydroponics, is revolutionary and is growing in popularity. Local, sustainably grown food is absolutely key in tackling important issues surrounding our food system, climate change and biodiversity. Richard Edwards Cultivate Crop Cycles project manager said: “They taste great, are highly nutritious and are super fresh. Visit our deli in Newtown to try them for yourself!”

Gardening and horticultural industry £30k - £60k 2,384 jobs in Wales by 2024 (Careers Wales)


Hairdressing Not just a celebrity endorsement, the training programme has been developed by Lee himself with specialists, to train not only the students, but also our own experienced hair and barbering staff. You will learn specially designed ‘recipes’ which are unique to Lee Stafford Academies, reflecting some of the most cutting-edge styles seen in salons across the UK. These are training in specialist skills that you can’t get anywhere else. You will receive training in up to 22 fundamental skills and techniques which you will learn to what Lee calls ‘Michelin standard’. Once accomplished in these techniques, you are then encouraged to use your creativity with no bounds. These skills can be tested in national competitions with other Lee Stafford Academy students in FE Colleges across the UK during the academic year. We’re aiming to make our hair and barbering students the most employable in the country, so if you're serious about hair, NPTC Group of Colleges is the place for you!

What will I do?

You will cover cutting, styling and setting skills, colouring, shampooing and conditioning, client consultation (including the recognition of diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp), basic salon health and safety, essential skills and retail. At Level 3 you will undertake advanced cutting, styling skills, bridal hair, colouring, advanced salon health and safety, client consultation, retail, IT and communication skills. As part of this programme, learners will be required to attend a work placement at an external organisation for at least one day per week or for a two-week block and a twilight/evening commercial session at the College.

Career opportunities

No other industry has such a constant worldwide demand for qualified, creative, well-trained individuals. The hair industry offers bright opportunities with careers in the fashion industry and working behind the scenes in film, theatre and TV. It also offers the independence to start your own salon. b Barbering b Colour technicians b Salon owner b Senior stylist b Wedding hairdresser b Working on cruises.

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Welcome to the Lee Stafford Academy of Hairdressing, Barbering and Applied Therapies, the first and only one of its kind in Wales.

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"What students can expect from a Lee Stafford Academy are quality recipes that are easy and incredibly effective, that you can go out into the big wide world and get an amazing job with."

Lee Stafford

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Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

Introduction to Hair and Beauty Services

1

2 GCSEs at grades D or above

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

VTCT Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

2

Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing, plus 2 GCSEs at grades D or above

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

VTCT VRQ Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

3

Aged 18 or over and have achieved the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Creative Solutions Accelerated Hairdressing

1/2

2 GCSEs or successful interview for mature students

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Average annual earnings

Salon Owner up to £100k Senior Stylist £30k - emsi Wedding Hairdresser £34 - £50 per person (not including trials) Barbering A pro barber can earn as much as £1,000 a week https://www.londonschoolofbarbering.com/much-can-barber-make/


Health, Social and Childcare

Healthcare workers need strong communication skills and a caring nature. Nursery workers can be employed in day nurseries and children’s centres or become childminders. Staff in the School of Health, Social and Childcare are industry experts as well as lecturers. Our supportive and caring lecturers are committed to ensuring students succeed. Within the courses for Health, Social Care and Childcare the delivery of bilingual units will be available for students.

What will I do?

All students complete a related work-based placement, with a focus on employability skills and improving numeracy and literacy. Students are also encouraged to complete a Welsh language communication course and enhance their interpersonal skills through group activities and fundraising events. All students undertake charity and fundraising work throughout the year for local and national charities.

Career opportunities

Our courses can lead to a career as a teacher, teaching assistant, childcare practitioner, speech and language therapist, nurse, paramedic and social work. Many progress onto the many Health, Social and Childcare degree programmes at the College before entering employment.

Average annual earnings

Children, Adult, Mental Health Nursing £25k - £48k Social Work £23k - £47k

Speech and Language £24k - £49k Occupational Therapy £21k - £41k

“College introduced me to a lot subjects that really interested me, boosted my confidence and helped with my team work .’’ Ffion Jones.

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The School of Health, Social and Childcare has courses designed to meet the needs of the community and prepare students for careers in this highly sought after industry. You will receive work-related training and some courses assess you in your workplace. This means that you will gain industry experience vital for progression onto higher education, as well as the recognised qualifications you need for a career in this industry.

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Student Success

Health and Social Care Student Ffion Jones has won the Vocational Category at the prestigious British Education Awards (BEA). She became the first student from NPTC Group of Colleges to win the awards. The BEA identifies and celebrates individuals who have excelled within the British education system. In doing so, these awards acknowledge that success comes down to personal endeavour and application.

Ffion won the award in recognition of her brilliant academic results and extracurricular success. She combined studying with two part-time jobs as well as being a Dementia Friends Champion, raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, and a Police Cadet Leader with Dyfed Powys Police. During her time as a cadet at Newtown’s St. John’s Centre, she has carried out work placements at Bethshan Nursing Home and Newtown Hospital. In addition to this, she has somehow found time to complete bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh awards and achieve a Triple Distinction Star with 100% attendance in her Level 3 BTEC in Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts

2

2 GCSEs at grade C or above including English/Maths and Science.

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts

3

5 GCSEs at grade C in Maths, English Language or Science.

2 Years

Brecon/ Newtown

Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Principles and Context

2

2 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.

1 Year

Newtown

Children’s Care, Play Learning and Development: Practice and Theory

3

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language.

2 Years

Brecon/ Newtown

3

This course is for students who have been out of full-time education for a minimum of three years. Students will have to complete a successful interview.

1 Year

Newtown

Access to HE - Health Care

Be nurturing... with a career in health, social and childcare


Performing Arts The School of Creative, Visual and Performing Arts offers full-time courses in Art and Design, Media Production and Performing Arts based at Newtown College.

Classes are taught in a creative environment and using cutting-edge industry standard equipment within purposebuilt specialist facilities, including Hafren Theatre. Extensive one-to-one support is provided with applications for conservatoires and top dance and performing arts universities and we ensure that all our students are ‘audition ready’. Our students do progress and importantly they are really employable – we aim to help them be career ready!

What will I do?

Our courses provide exciting and challenging opportunities through specialist training in dance, drama, singing and musical theatre. You will be given the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of performance activities as part of the College's theatre, dance and music companies making use of our professional studios and fully equipped Hafren Theatre.

Career opportunities

b Actor b Arts administrator b Choreographer b Dancer b Musical theatre performer b Pilates/Yoga instructor b Screenwriter b Teacher b Theatre director.

Average annual earnings

Art Director £23k - £59k Product Designer £19k - £46k Actor, Presenter, Entertainer £24k - £66k

Although, according to Forbes magazine, George Clooney made $239 million in 2018 – Emsi

Career-Focused Courses UAL Performing Arts Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

2

2 GCSEs at A*-C or an appropriate Level 1 qualification.

1 Year

Newtown

3

5 GCSEs at A*-C including English. A relevant Level 2 qualification. Previous performance experience is desirable.

2 Years

Newtown

Student Success Performing Arts student Joe Jones from Newtown College developed his musical talents over lockdown and has launched his very own album. Joe was introduced to music at a young age by his father, who is also a musician. However, it wasn’t until his teens that he took more interest in playing. He began to enjoy music more, and with internet tips and tutorials, it gave him the freedom to become creative and develop his own style.

During lockdown, Joe found more time to be reflective both in his music and what was happening in the world around him. The album ‘We Were Just There’ was recorded at home using just his PC, digital audio workstation, guitar and piano. Lecturer Elizabeth Hebden said: “We are all so impressed with Joe’s talents and proud of his dedication to exploring this medium, adding another string to his bow as an artist."

“I have secured a place on the Foundation Certificate course at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts LIPA. I feel that Newtown College has taught me how to channel my creativity. I’ve been surrounded by eager, creative and supportive individuals. Over these last two years I have had the BEST tutors who have been so dedicated and hardworking Without them, I wouldn’t be taking this next step in my life”. Josh Owen.

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Plumbing and Electrical Installation Building the Future

Introduced in September 2021, a new suite of qualifications were introduced across Wales that has been developed with employers to better meet the skills needs of the built environment sector in Wales. The change aims to simplify the complex landscape of more than 400 qualifications in construction and building services in Wales and to ensure you are better prepared for careers across the sector. There’ll be an increased focus on new and traditional techniques, on knowledge of the industry as a whole and on the generic skills needed to progress into work from education. The Foundation Qualification for Building Engineering Services is a brand new qualification where you study two trade experiences:

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b Plumbing and Domestic Heating b Electro technical systems and equipment (Electrical Installation).

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The Building Engineering Services industry has around three million workers in the UK, making it one of the country’s biggest employers. The industry requires a large number of newly trained operatives each year in order to keep up with demand. Jobs are available across all areas and with salaries rising at the moment, there has never been a better time to join this rewarding industry.

Training takes place in spacious and well equipped workshops where students have the chance to develop new knowledge and skills which will equip them for a successful career in the construction industry.

What will I do?

Tuition is carried out by industrially experienced and qualified staff who focus on developing students' skills. Whilst you will initially study for both electrical and plumbing trades, you will later choose one pathway. You will cover practical craft skills, job knowledge and advanced trade techniques in plumbing and electrical installation. You will also learn the interpretation of construction drawings and the calculation of materials and costings. Students are also encouraged to participate in skills competitions as a means of enhancing their practical ability and developing higher level skills.

Assessment

To achieve this qualification, students will complete a range of internally and externally set projects, guided discussions and multichoice tests.

‘‘The past year has been one of our best for high results in exams” Lecturer, James Seddon “The College has amazing staff, amazing people. I love it. It ’s never too late to change career or learn something new.” Monika Dent .


Progression

You may progress to a second year full-time programme in both trade areas or secure an apprenticeship as a plumber or electrician and further your studies with us along one specific pathway.

Who is the qualification for?

It is suitable for: Learners aged 16+ currently working in or intending to work in the construction and building engineering services sectors.

Site operatives who want to widen their knowledge, understanding and skills in the sector more generally. Learners will need to have achieved, or be working towards their Level 2 Essential Skills English and Maths (or equivalent). There are no other additional entry requirements for this qualification.

Career-Focused Courses

Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

1-2 Years

Newtown

Foundation in Building Engineering Services

2

GCSE in English and Maths, grade D or above.

Diploma in Plumbing Studies (Plumbing and Heating)

2

GCSEs in English/Welsh, Maths/ Numeracy at grade A*–C.

1 Year

Newtown

Diploma in Electrical Installation

2

GCSEs in English/Welsh, Maths/ Numeracy and Science at grade A*-D

1 Year

Newtown

Electrical Services Engineering (Electrical Installation and Maintenance)

3

5 GCSEs at grade C or above

1 Year

Newtown

Average annual earnings

(Emsi - economicmodeling.com)

Plumber £19k - £37k Solar Panel Installer £25k - £30k

Electrician £16k - £38k

Be practical... with a career in plumbing, electrical and solar energy

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Professional Cookery, Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Restaurant Are you interested in working on board cruise ships, super yachts, international hotels or Michelin star restaurants? Or you may just want to set up your own hospitality business. These are just some of the opportunities offered to you in the hospitality industry. The hospitality and culinary arts industry is one of the largest industries in the UK, with a wealth of job opportunities available at home and abroad. Career paths include chefs, food and drink service, hotel management, events management, restaurant management, bakers and patisserie chefs, contract catering, product development, and food manufacturing.

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The College runs a busy training restaurant offering the highest level of service to the public: Themes. It provides table theatre, silver service and a roast of the day, carved at the table from our silver trolley. All our outlets serve a range of locally-sourced produce including beef and lamb reared on the College farm and vegetables and herbs cultivated by the horticulture department.

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What will I do?

You will develop practical skills from working within the professional kitchens as well as opportunities for real life work experience at local functions and national events. You will learn from established and experienced staff who are qualified in all aspects of the hospitality and catering industry.

Career opportunities

If you’re looking for a ‘hands-on’ career with excellent employment opportunities with currently a high demand for jobs within the industry then hospitality is definitely a career for you. We have strong links with local and international employers, and there are many opportunities for students to undertake part-time employment alongside their studies. The College has a reputation for producing highly experienced and qualified students who repeatedly gain recognition at culinary competitions across the UK. Many students have gone on to positions all over the world as well as some holding senior positions in local establishments.

“I have found the facilities and dedication of the staff incredible” Harry Reeves.

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Student Success

Vocational Preparation and Gateway to Further Education student Emma Bennett, Bronze medal winner in the Skills Competition Wales ‘Food Preparations’ competition.

Career-Focused Courses

Level Entry Requirements

Duration

Location

Agored Introduction to Hospitality

1

No formal qualifications

1 Year

Newtown

C&G VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery and Food Service

1

Subject to interview

1 Year

Newtown

C&G NVQ Certificate in Bakery and Hospitality Skills

1

No formal qualifications

1 Year

Newtown

C&G NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

2

Level 1 qualification in relevant subject or relevant experience

1 Year

Newtown

C&G VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery and Food Service

2

Level 1 catering qualification or appropriate GCSE

1 Year

Newtown

C&G VRQ Diploma in Professional Bakery (Patisserie & Confectionery)

2

Level 1 qualification in relevant subject or relevant experience

1 Year

Newtown

C&G NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Skills

2

1 Year

Newtown

C&G NVQ Advanced Professional Cookery

3

1 Year

Newtown

Level 1 qualification in relevant subject or relevant experience Level 2 qualification or relevant experience

Average annual earnings (Prospects.ac.uk)

Commis Chef £12k - £16k Sous Chef up to £30k Head Chef £25k - £55k Baker £14k - £23k (£37k in London)

Event Manager £33k - £40k+ Fine Dining Restaurant Manager £22k - £40k

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Public Services The Uniformed Public Services Sector is made up of many professions that protect and serve the population around the world. From rescuing climbers as part of the Mountain Rescue team, being deployed in the army as a medic or attending a crash site as a paramedic, police officer or fireman on the motorway, the professions are highly trained and ready for active service in many types of emergencies. Many of the public services lecturers have been in active duty across the uniformed public services, using their expert knowledge and experience to engage students and make them aware of available opportunities. The department runs educational visits across the country to highlight the breadth of possible careers available in the uniformed public services, providing students with our ethos of ‘more than just an education’.

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Study full-time at the various campuses, completing your main course including many interactive and practical assessments, plus engaging with the many activities on offer across the campuses.

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needed skills in readiness for their future careers. At our Brecon Beacon College, some modules of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services can be taught through the medium of the Welsh language and students will be able to complete their assessments bilingually where possible.

Newtown College

At Newtown College, the students can study from the Level 1 combined course up to a Level 3 Uniformed Public Services course which includes the Advanced Level in Welsh Baccalaureate. Students are engaged and stimulated with a range of teaching methods, and like in Brecon, can utilise the surrounding countryside for their many expeditions and local emergency services visits and experiences. Staff nurture their development and many students progress to HE courses or suitable UPS careers.

Career opportunities b Army b Emergency services b Navy b RAF

Brecon Beacons College

Brecon Beacons College is situated in the heart of Brecon Beacons National Park, an incredible environment for students to engage in a wide range of public services activities alongside their Public Services course. Educational visits and trips are run to utilise the natural beauty of the area, from leadership sessions, team building and outdoor education tasks. Visits to local emergency services are arranged to strengthen the knowledge of the learners and develop much

b Coastguard b Fire service b Police officer

Average annual earnings

Army Officer £20k Firefighter £21k - £36k Paramedic £36k Police Officer £25k (Starting salary)

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Joining Forces with Police & Crime Commissioner Newtown College recently welcomed the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, Dafydd Llywelyn. The Crime Commissioner joined colleagues from the Road Policing Unit and provided a question and answer session with the Sports and Public Services students. He then visited students from the Gateway to Further Education department and saw the work that they had recently been doing in conjunction with local Police Constable Jennings. They created a thought-provoking display to campaign against hate crimes. The group also worked with colleagues in the College’s Media department to create

a short film to raise awareness of issues relating to hate crime. The Commissioner spoke highly of their good work, reinforcing the messages and the value of the campaign. The Commissioner then visited The Hafren Theatre which is based in Newtown College. He saw first-hand the use of the facilities which were occupied that day by the Welsh Blood Service, highlighting the versatile role the theatre space plays. Sara Clutton, Theatre Manager, also took the Commissioner on a tour of the venue showing him the stage area and a trip not for the faint-hearted to the top of the fly tower.

Career-Focused Courses

Level Entry Requirements

BTEC Combined Certificate in Sport and Uniformed Public Services

1

BTEC Combined Sport and Public Services

2

BTEC Nationals in Uniformed Protective Services and WBQ

3

No formal qualifications An appropriate range of GCSEs at grades A*-E or a Level 1 qualification in Sport of Public Services. Subject specific GCSEs as requested and/or a Level 2 Qualification in Sport or Public Services.

Duration

Location

1 Year

Newtown

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

2 Years

Brecon/ Newtown

Some modules can be taught through the medium of Welsh and students will be able to complete assessments bilingually when possible.

Be courageous... with a career in the police force, fire service and armed forces

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Sport

The sport, coaching and fitness industry is a fast-paced, dynamic and thriving area with an ever-increasing demand for qualified, motivated and professional staff. The College has a long-standing reputation for sporting success, with many former students gaining international honours in a wide variety of sports including Duncan Jones, Adam Beard, Daniel James and Chelsea Lewis. We are proud of our excellent results, on and off the sports field and the high-quality teaching that fuels our success. Coupled with excellent pastoral care, the College’s sports department epitomises our strapline ‘more than just an education’. Many of the sports staff have experience in playing and coaching top-level sports which is invaluable in developing students’ sporting abilities.

What will I do?

You can develop a wide variety of personal and vocational skills that will ensure you are able to progress towards pathways in either employment or a suitable university course.

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The Sports Academy at Brecon Beacons College uses the facilities of Brecon Leisure Centre which include an athletics track, astroturf pitch, sports hall, tennis and netball courts and a swimming pool. On site, the Sports Academy has its own training pitch and strength and conditioning centre, which has benefitted the development of many athletes, over the years, like Dan Lydiate. The surrounding countryside of the Brecon Beacons also boasts many outdoor adventure activities such as mountain walking, canoeing and mountain biking; all students can collectively engage in various activities either as part of their course, through the enrichment programme or the newly established Duke of Edinburgh Award qualification.

Lecturers are community coaches offering hockey and gymnastics, with Rhian Davies playing hockey for Welsh Masters. Some modules of the Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development and WBQ can be taught through the medium of the Welsh language and students will be able to complete their assessments bilingually where possible.

Newtown College

The Newtown College Football Academy train and play home matches at the new 3G pitch at Latham Park. We also use the facilities at Maldwyn Leisure Centre which include the sports hall, astroturf pitch, fitness studio and fitness suite. b b

You will benefit from staff dedicated to the sporting profession. Gareth Watkins is an active football coach within the community and Andrew Davies is a current GB athlete for Wales. Our partnerships with local business and sports clubs provide opportunities that match your course to future careers, whether local or further afield.

Career opportunities

The wide range of courses we offer could lead to many careers including a sports coach, PE teacher, disability sports officer, sports therapist, sports analyst, sports nutritionist, gym instructor or sports development officer. Academic progression includes higher education at the College or another institution. Some elite sportspeople can gain scholarships to study abroad. e.g. golf in America.

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Level Entry Requirements

BTEC Combined Certificate in Sport and Uniformed Public Services

Duration

Location

1

No formal qualifications.

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

BTEC Combined Sport and Public Services

2

An appropriate range of GCSEs at grade A*-E. Level 1 qualification in Sport or Public Services.

1 Year

Brecon/ Newtown

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development with WBQ

3

4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above to include English or Maths.

2 Years

Brecon/ Newtown

Average annual earnings

Sport Science £20k - £30k

If you work in high-profile sport science, your salary can exceed £60,000 and may reach up to £100,000*

5x30 Officer £20k Physiotherapist £24-£43k Sport Analyst £24-£43k

“If you want to break away and do something different, College is great. I left school and came to do sport here at Newtown College and it ’s been fabulous. The support I’ve had from the lecturers has been invaluable, like Andy Davies who’s a GB athlete and Gareth who also coaches. They have given me loads of guidance on becoming a coach”. Jennifer Jarvie.

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Strength and Conditioning Coach £17k - £45k Secondary School PE Teacher £25k+ Sport Development £18-£23k Sport Coaching £15-25k

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Student Success Courtney Ashworth achieved Triple Distinction Stars (D*D*D*) and is going to study Sports Injuries Rehabilitation at Glyndŵr University.

Owen Brunt accomplished Triple Distinction Stars

(D*D*D*). Owen said ‘I worked really hard for the grades I came out with and am pleased with my place at Cardiff Met to do Sports Performance Analysis’.

Elis Tudor achieved a Triple Distinction Star

(D*D*D*). Elis has received a scholarship as a result of her grades and is going to Aberystwyth University to do Primary Education leading to QTS.

Iwan Evans is leaving the Welsh team to join the Netherlands cycling team.

Prys Eckley and Conor Drain are receiving grants.

Iwan Evans and Caine Ballentine Price Apply Online b www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

are completing WBQ at Ysgol Y Bannau.

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Jack Jones is finishing off with Distinctions in most units but also achieving two silver medals at the recent Welsh Karate Championships. One is in individual youth kumite and the other is in the men’s team kumite.

He also competed for Wales this year in Serbia. Jack is an outstanding sport ambassador to the College, having received a scholarship in his first year for his excellence and has gone on to lead activities in the sport and public service industry. A true role model within the community! Well done to NPTC Group of Colleges' cross country team, Finley Hines, Sam Lennox, Tom Callard, James Fishlock (pictured) and Evan Price-Davies for winning the Welsh Inter Schools Team event at Brecon. At the Red Kite Challenge at Devils Bridge, Evan Price-Davies finished in fourth place after being 10 seconds In the lead and still managed to grab an under 20 Gold in the Welsh Championships. Well done.

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College Life:

Create Your Own Experience Every student at NPTC Group of Colleges is important to us and we go the extra mile to ensure that the time you spend at College supports your individual needs.

College Fees, Costs and Funding Tuition costs

We offer a range of support services that include: b Admissions b Careers b Equality and diversity b Student finance b Professional counselling and wellbeing b Safeguarding b Specialist support for looked after children b Study support for students with additional learning needs and/or disabilities

The College does not charge tuition fees for full-time courses but all students are required to pay a nonrefundable administration fee upon enrolment.

If you feel you may benefit from additional support when you come to College please tell us about this on your application form.

There are a range of options available to make student life a little easier on your pocket. These include: b Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) b Welsh Government Learning Grant b Financial Contingency Fund

For more information, please contacts us on: Email: studentsupport@nptcgroup.ac.uk

NPTC Group of Colleges’ Students’ Union The Students' Union is run by the students, for the students. Their role is to make sure that student voices are heard at senior management level, listening to students from across the Colleges, holding events and campaigns all year round, helping you meet new people, and creating an inclusive and friendly student community. For more information, contact student-union@nptcgroup.ac.uk.

Additional costs

There may be additional course costs for specialist equipment, clothing and travel. Students who attend structured work experience as part of their course may need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. Those who do will be expected to cover this cost.

Financial help

For more information, please call: Email: studentsupport@nptcgroup.ac.uk

TOTUM, the UK’s number

one student discount card. All students over 16 and studying more than 10 hours per week can buy a TOTUM card. Download the TOTUM app today for free and then to unlock a full year’s worth of discounts for £12. TOTUM gives you all year round deals like 10% off ASOS, 12% off 16-25 railcards, loads of Apple discounts, food and drink discounts, and 2 for 1 on your first two driving lessons with RED Driving School. Download the app today and see what you think! www. totum.com

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Student Support


Serious About Sport

Students also have access to high quality coaching in the sports of football, netball, hockey and rugby. Coaching sessions are delivered as part of the College programme and are concerned with developing techniques, skills and tactics at individual, unit and team level. Where a specific sporting discipline is not delivered, links with local clubs and organisations provide the coaching expertise. The College has a record of sporting success in winning national championships in a variety of sports and can also boast 50+ international caps across a range of sports: judo, table tennis, hockey, rugby, netball, football, sailing, mountain biking and badminton. If you’re serious about sport, as part of the Sports Academy you will benefit from: b a structured training programme that is overseen by experienced coaches; personal performance monitored regularly by our team b training sessions and lectures are planned to avoid unnecessary clashes b the chance to compete in the successful NPTC Group of Colleges’ sporting teams b being part of national coaching schemes for your chosen sport. If you compete regularly in a sport for club, county or national teams and are interested in joining our Sport Academies, check out: www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

Sporting Success RUGBY b b b b b

Welsh Schools’ Cup Winners (8 times) Welsh College Cup Winners (19 times) British Colleges’ Cup Winners Rosslyn Park 7s’ Winners College Super 15s’ Winners

International Students b b b b b b b

Ashley Beck Adam Beard James King Dafydd Howells Darren Morris Leigh Davies Craig Mitchell

Justin Tipuric James Hook Eli Walker Adam Jones Spencer John Arwel Thomas

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b Welsh Colleges’ League Champions b Finalists at the British Knock-out Cup

International Students b Helen Jones (Case) b Chelsea Lewis

b Amanda Cooper b Nicola James

FOOTBALL

b Welsh League Champions 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 b Welsh 5-a-side Champions 2013-2014 b Welsh 5-a-side Runner-up 2011-2012 and 2012-2013

International Students b Daniel James b Connor Roberts

b Ben Davies b Joe Rodon

OLYMPICS

b Dan Jervis (Olympics) b Rob Davies (Table Tennis)

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Dan Lydiate Lloyd Peers Dan Baker Duncan Jones Paul James Gwyn Jones

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b Joe Allen b Jazz Richards


Daniel Jervis

From NPTC Group of Colleges to the Olympic Games NPTC Group of Colleges alumnus Daniel Jervis reached an Olympic final at his maiden Games in Tokyo. The 25-year-old swimmer from Resolven finished 5th in the final of the 1500-meter freestyle at this summer’s delayed games in Japan. Jervis, who left NPTC Group of Colleges in 2014 after completing a Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, took up swimming to keep his grandfather company after he suffered a heart attack. Daniel joined him in the pool and hasn’t looked back since. Jervis is no stranger to competing at the highest level of Swimming. He competed at his first Commonwealth Games in 2014 within a week of graduating from NPTC Group of Colleges. Daniel finished 3rd in the 1500-meter freestyle at the Glasgow games in 2014. He then went one better at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia winning a silver medal again in the 1500-meter freestyle. At the same games, he narrowly missed out on a second medal, finishing a close 4th in the 400-meter freestyle. Daniel also has experience of competing at World and European Championships on several occasions since leaving college. After only just missing out on competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Daniel finally got the chance to make his dream of competing at the Olympics a reality this summer. Jervis when interviewed by the BBC after his final said: “Yes, I’m part of Team GB and I’m British but I’m a Welshman, I’m very proud to represent Wales in there” referring to the pool behind him. He then went on to say that he had hoped to break the British record in the final of the 1500-meter, but it wasn’t to be on the night. Jervis added that he aims to break the British record that is currently held by fellow Welshman David Davies.

Dan Lydiate

Dan Lydiate

Ospreys, Wales, British & Irish Lions Sports Alumni Dan Lydiate is a former Coleg Powys BTEC Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science student. A local farmer’s son from Abbey Cwm Hir, Llandrindod Wells, he went on to study a Foundation Degree in Strength & Conditioning at Brecon Beacons College. A talented flanker, he then moved onto a professional rugby career signing up for the Newport Dragons where, in his first year, he was capped with Wales Under 20s. Dan was named in the Wales National squad for the November 2009 international series. He made his first test match start as flanker on 28 November 2009 after which he was named in the Wales squad for the 2010 Six Nations Championship. He played every match of Wales’ 2011 Six Nations Championship campaign as well as all four warm-up matches. In August 2011, he was named in the Wales squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He also later made up the squad of the 2015 World Cup in England. He played in Wales’ opening two games against South Africa and Samoa, as well as playing a key role in Wales’ quarter-final win over Ireland. In the 2012 Six Nations Championship, he received the Player of the Tournament award after featuring in every game bar the opener against Ireland and receiving Man of the Match awards. It was in this very year that he was also nominated for the Welsh Sports Personality of the Year award.

He left Newport Gwent Dragons at the end of the 2012/13 season to join the club Racing Métro 92 before becoming an Osprey in 2014, whose training ground is, in fact, the Colleges’ Llandarcy Academy of Sport,

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Daniel Jervis

Talking about his time at the College, Dan said: “Without the College’s strength and conditioning programme, I would not have been able to achieve these levels. It was the difference, and is as good as any system in professional rugby.’’

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In April 2013, he was named in the squad for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.


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Welsh at the College

We want to give all those aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to realise their business dreams. The Enterprise and Employability team provides professional support for students who are setting up their own business, including assistance with: b Business support and guidance b Access to specialist training workshops.

Welsh language and culture is an important part of the ethos of NPTC Group of Colleges. The College is aware of how being bilingual can benefit you in education, the workplace and in everyday life. Provision is expanding across many of our subject areas, giving you the opportunity and choice to study through the medium of Welsh or bilingually in the classroom or on your work placement.

We are here to support you should you wish to have a Welsh speaking personal tutor, study in Welsh, complete your assignments in Welsh, sit your exams in Welsh or receive your course materials and resources in Welsh whilst studying with us at the College... the choice is yours. We will also encourage you as a non-Welsh speaker or Welsh learner to develop your Welsh language skills, giving you better employment opportunities in the future. If you don’t wish to study through the medium of Welsh but want to maintain your Welsh language skills, don’t worry; we have lots of fun activities throughout the year that will give you the opportunity to use your Welsh whatever your language level... Don’t be shy – siarad Cymraeg! This symbol on course pages indicates that some courses, modules or aspects of courses can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh.

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For more information, contact: cymraeg@nptcgroup.ac.uk CENTERPRISE is proud to offer a new initiative to help your students get ready for the world of work. Career Ready delivers employability sessions to students to ensure they are fully equipped with the skills they need. College students will also be supported with: b Work experience placements b CV writing b Application forms b Interviews b Finding a part-time job to fit around your studies. For further details, please contact us on:

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Join us and study degrees and university courses on your doorstep at NPTC Group of Colleges We are:

 Local  Affordable  Flexible  Supportive NPTC Group of Colleges is pleased to have developed a number of wide-ranging degree programmes in partnership with a range of prestigious higher education institutions.

We offer courses, at all levels, across a range of subjects, including:

All our higher education courses have been designed with your employment and future careers in mind and we strive to give our graduates the best experience and knowledge to equip them for the working world.

 Business & Management

We are very proud of the quality of our courses and the staff who teach them. We have some of the leading specialists in their field, who have chosen to work at NPTC Group of Colleges for the benefit of our students - so take advantage of this opportunity! We have courses that cover many subjects, some of which are full-time and some part-time.

 Agriculture  Art & Design  Computing  Construction  Engineering  Health, Social & Childcare  Hospitality  Music  Sport & Public Services  Teaching  Travel & Tourism

For more detailed information on our courses, please visit our website:

www.nptcgroup.ac.uk

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