Pembrokeshire College is the county’s largest provider of a wide range of post-16 education and training. Situated in a modern, purpose-built campus in Haverfordwest, we offer young people and adults excellent training opportunities.

From A-levels and apprenticeships to degrees and part-time evening classes, our courses will help you achieve your goals.

With approximately 2,000 full-time and 12,500 part-time students, College tutors provide a disciplined and supportive framework which focuses on student success. For school leavers, the College provides a lively, stimulating environment that acts as a stepping stone towards university and the world of work.

The College is proud of its excellent array of facilities and equipment, notably the Study Centre, computing and IT suites, Construction Centre, Engineering Wing, design workshops and, most recently, our £6.6m Advanced Learning Centre, CAMPUS 6.

Whatever you choose to study, you will be assured of a warm welcome at Pembrokeshire College.

Sharron Lusher

Principal

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A-level Guide

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Full-time Courses

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Part-time Courses

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Central Training

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Parents Guide

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Annual Review

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Anniversary Guide

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If you would like a copy of any of the above publications to be posted out to you, please call Admissions on 0800 9 776 788 or use the contact form.

Buildings and Sites

CAMPUS 6 – is the latest addition to the College. Opening in September 2017, CAMPUS 6 will feature science laboratories, modern classrooms, a large self-study area, a 590m2 sports hall, a cardio fitness suite and ultra-modern salons as well as a coffee shop. The new building will feature the latest technology and innovative teaching methods giving students a first-class learning experience.

Innovation Centre – the innovation centre is a state-of-the-art facility for design, engineering, media, photography, construction and music. Specialist resources combined with highly skilled staff provide a wide range of further and higher education in subjects that will be crucial for the development of a competitive high-skill economy.

Energy Centre – the purpose built Energy Centre provides gas, oil and water training, accredited assessment and live renewables installation and servicing facilities. Courses are run on-demand throughout the year. Please refer to the our Energy Page for more information.

Construction Centre – the Construction Technology Centre has created an excellent training environment for school leavers, trades people and professionals wanting to improve their skills and qualifications. With modern equipment, large workshops and experienced lecturers, the College is the well placed for those looking to learn a trade.

MITEC – based in Milford Haven, MITEC specialises in welding and marine engineering. Purpose built in 2000, the centre contains an extensive range of welding, fabrication and marine engineering equipment supported by state-of-the-art computer and classroom facilities.

Equine Centre – based at Bowlings Riding Stables in Rudbaxton, five miles from the College, the centre offers practical riding and stable management tuition. The facility has an excellent reputation and facilities include a 20x40m indoor school and an outside course with over 30 fences.

Services

Study Centre – the Study Centre is a mixture of traditional library services, electronic resources and study areas. The online Library Catalogue gives details of books, journals and newspapers available within the Centre. Members of the public are welcome to use the Study Centre as a reference library and to use the computers for a nominal fee. The Study Centre can be contacted on: 01437 753 267 or by email.
Open term time: Mondays: 8am – 6pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays: 8am – 7pm, Fridays: 8am – 5pm
Open half term: Monday to Fridays, 8:45am – 5pm.

Academy Hair and Beauty Salons – our industry standard salons offer a range of services for students, staff and members of the public to keep them looking and feeling good at heavily discounted prices. Treatments are carried out by students either learning or updating their hairdressing, beauty therapy or complementary skills, under the close supervision of professionally qualified lecturers. Appointments are available during term time only and opening times vary throughout the year so call 01437 753 164 for details. Click here for opening times and to view current treatments and prices. Keep up to date with news and offers on our Facebook page.

Academy Restaurant – the Academy Restaurant, Bistro and Coffee Shop are run by catering and hospitality students and are open during term time to staff, students and the general public. Serving an assorted menu of reasonably priced, quality food and with themed events offered throughout the year, call 01437 753 165 to be added to the mailing list. Keep up to date with news and offers on our Facebook page. Read our reviews on TripAdvisor.

Starbucks – open to the public, the College is home to the first Starbucks in Pembrokeshire serving a delicious range of hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks.

Bright Start Day Nursery – offers a lively, safe and caring environment for pre-school children aged from 0 to 7 years. To contact the nursery call: 01437 753 153.

Our Commercial Facilities include:

For more information click on the links above, or if you wish to hire rooms within the College please contact Marketing on 01437 753 163 or email marketing@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

College Projects

Stepping Out

Are you currently out of work or perhaps feeling unable to work? Our mentors are here to help you start out on a possible path to employment.

Employment Bureau / Recruitment Service

Pembrokeshire College’s Employment Bureau aims to match the right candidate to the right position.

Princes Trust Team Programme

Join the Prince’s Trust Team Programme and take part in 12 weeks of action-packed fun . It’s a fully funded programme that will uncover your hidden talents and give you new skills and confidence for your next step in life.

Get Set

A 12 week employability course delivered in small groups, providing skills and confidence for employment. Develops job search, IT and interview skills.

Paul Satori Cafe

A 13 week practical course delivered in small groups, providing skills and confidence for employment.  Develops customer service, IT, numeracy and literacy and interview skills. All taking place in a working café.

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The College has a friendly and experienced Learner Support team who can be accessed by current and prospective students.  Through the Learner Contact Centre, students can get information on finance, support services, counselling, careers advice and guidance, bus timetables, Learner Voice, and UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Equality & Diversity

Please view our Equality & Diversity video on YouTube.

Finance Information

Please visit our Finance page to find out about funding and loans available.

Parent Information

As a Parent we know you have lots of questions find out more on our Parent Information page or view our latest Parents guide.

Learning Support

If you need additional support we have a range of services to help you visit our Learning Support page to find out more.

Careers advice

The careers advice and guidance service is delivered in partnership with Careers Wales. As a College student you can access careers guidance throughout your programme of study. Prospective students are also able to access this service by calling into the Admissions office.

The College also has extensive links with UCAS and all UK universities. A full range of events and workshops providing guidance on the UCAS process is available throughout the academic year as well as organised visits to universities and higher education fairs. Students looking to progress to higher education are also able to seek individual UCAS guidance.

Call into the Admissions office to make an appointment, phone 01437 753 108 or email guidance@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Counselling

The College provides a free and confidential counselling service to both students and staff. The counselling team will help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and worries and to consider your options so that you can make the decisions that are best for you.

You can make an appointment to see a member of the counselling team by calling or by emailing counselling@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Travel assistance

Transport is provided free of charge to full-time further education students under the age of 19 on 1st September on the year of entry.

Students aged 19 years and over will have to make a contribution to the cost of transport.

Part-time students can obtain the daily rates from the Learner Contact Centre. Assistance in funding transport is available through the College Financial Contingency Fund.

View our current bus timetable

Learner voice

The College has an active Learner Voice group that meets once a term and is the students opportunity to feedback to College governors and managers about any College based issues. It is also an opportunity for students to discuss ideas and improvements to courses.

Accommodation

UK Students

Students requiring accommodation will be helped to find private rented accommodation either in or near Haverfordwest.

To obtain a list of private accommodation and find out about the options available to you, contact the Learner Contact Centre.

International Students

The College provides the following accommodation options for international students:

Host Family Accommodation

Private Rented Accommodation

The accommodation options are designed to give you the maximum opportunity to interact with native speakers and learn more about local culture.

To find out more about the accommodation options available, contact the International Office on 01437 753 183 or email international.info@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Studying bilingually

Pembrokeshire College is committed to developing its bilingual provision and ethos. We promote bilingualism and encourage all our students to develop and use their Welsh language skills.

Bilingual opportunities

Students are welcome to access tutorials in Welsh, to complete assessments or assignments through the medium of Welsh and there are many units that you can study in Welsh or bilingually too.

Studying your vocational course bilingually will help you develop valuable skills for the workplace and will give you a wider range options when you leave College.

Opportunities to develop skills

Here in the College, there’s a wide range of courses which can help you do everything from developing your awareness of the language, give you the confidence to meet and greet in Welsh, develop your ability to offer a customer service through the medium of Welsh and develop your skills both spoken and written.

Whatever your level of skill and confidence, we can help develop those skills in readiness for moving on to the workplace or moving on to another course.

Social opportunities

The College is excited to announce the creation of  ‘Aelwyd Coleg Sir Benfro’ which will give students the opportunity to compete and volunteer in the Eisteddfod. Students are also welcome to join the ‘Bore Clonc’ which is held every third Tuesday of the month.

Enrichment

Student life is not just about study! There are many other activities that you can get involved with while you are a student.

We aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop new interests, become more knowledgeable and skilled in an area, boost your self-confidence and benefit from doing something away from the pressure of passing exams. Participation in such activities will enhance your CV or application to University.

In accordance with the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) Act 2014, each College of Further Education is required to have a Governing Body. The Governing Body of the College is known as the Corporation Board. The Corporation Board is accountable for setting the educational character, mission and strategic direction of the College and oversees its activities and performance. The Board is also accountable for the proper use of public funds entrusted to it.

The Corporation Board’s governance structure includes the establishment of a “Membership Body” to further develop relationships with businesses, schools, voluntary organisations and the wider public and encourage greater community participation and integration with the College. This Body is known as the Pembrokeshire College Advisory Forum. The Pembrokeshire College Advisory Forum will meet each term and will act as an advisory/consultative Body and where appropriate will make recommendations to the Corporation Board.

The following structure was introduced in September 2014.

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The College operates within Instrument and Articles of Government. Within the scope of the new Act, Colleges will be able to write their own Instrument and Articles and the College is currently awaiting guidance from the Welsh Government.

A calendar of meetings is available below.

Instrument and Articles of Government

Calendar of Meetings 16/17

Who are the Governors?

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Stephen Harrison

Chairman
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Andrew Brown

Vice-Chairman
Julie Evans (1)

Julie Evans

Governance Officer
Phone: 01437 753 252

For information on the following key college documents relating to our policies and plans, click on the attachments below.

Academic Appeals Procedure – This procedure is for learner’s use if they wish to appeal assessment outcomes or progression judgements made by tutors.

Admissions Policy – This policy applies to all course applications and enquires.

Anti Bullying Policy – The College believes that bullying is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

Assessment Malpractice Policy – Set out the rights and responsibilities, with regard to malpractice of the learner, the centre and the awarding bodies.

Careers Advice And Guidance Policy – This purpose of this policy is to provide an impartial guidance service.

Complaints Policy – This policy covers complaints from students, parents, employers and members of the public.

Data Access Protection Guidance – This is designed to provide guidance on specific issues regarding to data access and protection.

Estyn Inspection Report

Equality Disability Statement – This sets out the way in which the College will support students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Equality & Diversity Report – This report sets out the College’s commitment to equality and diversity and the positive action that is being taken to promote opportunity for all.

Equality Strategic Plan 2015-18 – The overall aim of the new equality duty is to ensure that equality is mainstreamed into our work, and that this in turn should result in more appropriately delivered services and outcomes taking into account individuals backgrounds.

Equality (Staff Data)

Equality (Student Data)

Examinations Guidance – This policy covers all forms of internal and externally assessed examinations and testing administered by the College.

Examination Policy – This policy is to ensure the exam planning and management is conducted efficiently and in the best interest of candidates and the operation of the exam system.

Fee Policy – This outlines the approach to the charging of tuition and associated fees to students and users of College services.

Fitness to Study Policy – Fitness to study relates to an individual’s capacity to engage satisfactorily as a student, including in relation to academic matters and life generally at the College.

Financial Accounts 2014-15 –  The College financial statements.

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme – This document provides details of the publication scheme adopted at Pembrokeshire College in order to fulfil its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Health & Safety Policy – Statement of Intent.

Internal Assessment, Moderation & Verification Policy – This document has been produced not only as a statement of policy, but also as a guide to internal quality assurance systems and procedures

Learner Involvement Strategy – This strategy focuses, as is required by Article 12 of the United Nations Convention, on the Rights of the Child. This sets out the right of children and young people to express an opinion and to have that opinion taken into account on any matter that affects them.

Learning Teaching Strategy – committed to providing its students with a first class learning and teaching experience.

Poverty Action Plan – Our key objectives as detailed in our Poverty Strategy and the steps we are taking or intend to take to meet them.

Poverty Strategy – We are committed to providing support for our learners to reduce the impact of poverty on educational achievement.

Quality Assurance – This policy seeks to build a quality assurance model which will deliver significant, sustained and widespread improvement in learner experiences, programme performance and puts aspiration at the heart of the process.

Recognition of Prior Learning – Recognition of Prior learning (RPL) is a method of assessment (leading to the award of a qualification) that considers whether the learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements.

Records and Archive Management Policy – This policy is to enable easy access to all the College’s archived records and to ensure that it is able to discharge its responsibility under relevant legislation.

Safeguarding Policy – The College’s Safeguarding Policy recognises the College’s duty of care to safeguard our learning community and to ensure that within the College setting safeguarding is recognised as everyone’s business and a core responsibility.

Skills Policy – policy describes the tracking, monitoring and support strategies inherent in the management of learners through their learner programme.

Student Attendance and Withdrawal Policy – The aims of this Policy are, to enable all absences to be fairly and consistently dealt with at Pembrokeshire College. As well as to monitor and improve the attendance of all students.

Student Disciplinary Policy – The purpose of this policy is to provide an appropriate behavioural and academic Disciplinary Policy recognising the need to provide fair and appropriate guidance in relation to student discipline.

Student Financial Support Policy– An overarching procedure regarding financial support of students.

Substance Misuse Policy – The purpose of this policy is to contribute towards the College’s aim to provide a safe and secure environment for its learners and staff.

Sustainability Report – This reports sets out to review the College’s progress in managing its environmental aspects and impacts since achieving Level 5 Green Dragon.

Student Transport Policy – This sets out the entitlement of students to have funded transport to and from College.

Transport Information – This gives the details of who is entitled to free and reduced transport costs and the costs involved.

Travel Insurance Policy – A summary of what our insurance covers and does not cover for overseas educational visits.

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Welsh Language Scheme – The College has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business in Wales it will treat the English and Welsh Language on the basis of equality.

Working at Pembrokeshire College – Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a dynamic and high quality provider of education and training, providing opportunities for 2,000 full-time and approximately 12,000 part-time learners on a wide range of further education, higher education, work-based learning, international, and online learning programmes.

The roots of the College can be traced back to 1956, and the main campus is situated in Pembrokeshire’s county town of Haverfordwest.  The economic infrastructure in the county is one which is dominated by small employers and those who are self-employed.  However, the multi-national businesses based on or around the Haven waterways form an extremely important part of the economic make-up of the County, through which nearly 30% of the UK’s oil and gas is imported.

Since the appointment of the current Principal Sharron Lusher in 2012, the College has seen significant strides forward in collaboration and partnership working.  Higher education has been expanded through a strategic alliance with Swansea University, while a newly established Work-based Learning (WBL) Consortium sees the College leading six colleges and three private providers in the delivery of a £12m contract training 5,000 apprentices and trainees annually.

The 2015 Estyn inspection of WBL saw the College receive five ‘excellent’ and ten ‘good’ judgements, placing the College among the top colleges for WBL delivery in Wales.  In 2014 the College celebrated its strongest A-level results to date with 33.3% of learners achieving A-A* grades.

We are proud of our educational heritage and are aspirational about our future.  We believe we have a responsibility to provide first class education and training to ensure that Wales has a workforce ready and able to meet the economic demands of the future, and to promote community engagement in skills.

We have a highly qualified, supportive and dedicated team of staff who care about their students.  We have excellent facilities and resources.  We are financially strong and continue to invest in our College facilities.

As a College we are committed to developing a ‘culture of aspiration’ for our students, employers and communities.


Rewards and benefits

Pembrokeshire College has an excellent and committed team of staff who receive a package of benefits including:

A comprehensive staff development programme Childcare Day Nursery facility
Fitness Suite In-house Occupational Health Advisor
In-house Counsellor Fee reductions on in-house courses
Reduced Cost Beauty treatments Literacy & Numeracy Upskilling
Learning & Teaching Mentors Staff Association
Flexible Working W.I.
College choir

Living in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire College is based in west Wales with large parts of the county being in the UK’s only coastal national park.

To find out more about living and working in Pembrokeshire, visit the following websites which provide useful information about the area:

www.visitpembrokeshire.com

www.pembrokeshire-online.co.uk

www.haverfordwestcivicsociety.org.uk


Awards

  • Times Education Supplement (TES) Outstanding Human Resources Team Winner – 2012
  • Corporate Health Standards Platinum Award – 2013
  • RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Gold Award – 2013
  • TES Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (winner) – 2014
  • ColegauCymru Award for Equality and Social Inclusion (winner) – 2015
  • TES Award for Outstanding Contribution to a Vocational Area (finalist) – 2015
  • TES Award for Contribution to the Local Community (finalist) – 2015

Volunteering opportunities at Pembrokeshire College

Do you have a skill or talent to share with our students?

The college is looking for volunteers that would be interested in sharing their skills/talents/knowledge with our students e.g. local history, language skills etc.

You would need a DBS prior to working with learners.

Interested? – Please contact our Learner Contact Centre on 01437 753 137 or LCC@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

International at Pembrokeshire College

International

Pembrokeshire College is licenced by the UK Borders Agency to recruit international students and is a Highly Trusted listed College, Sponsor License Number X323NDPFO.

“We are delighted that you are considering studying at Pembrokeshire College and hope that you find this website useful in choosing a course that meets your needs. We are a friendly and vibrant college offering a wide range of courses, together with cultural, sporting and social opportunities. Our excellent results at EFL and A-level mean that our International students progress to many of the top UK universities, including the prestigious Russell Group of Universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Exeter and Edinburgh Universities.

“If you choose Pembrokeshire College as the place you would like to study you will receive a warm welcome and plenty of support from the moment you apply right through to the end of your course.

“A multi-award winning education provider, we have an amazing campus where you’ll find some of the best facilities for learning in the locality. Combine this with our outstanding resources and our highly skilled and dedicated tutors and you’ll not find a better place to study for your future.”

Sharron Lusher, College Principal

For more information, please click here to visit the Pembrokeshire College International website

Central Training at Pembrokeshire College

Central Training promotes the breadth of vocational training that Pembrokeshire College can offer and the many delivery options that are available to you and your business. Find out how hiring an apprentice can have a positive effect on your bottom line and get real customer insight into how well we train. Don’t stand still, take the Central line today for all your training needs, whatever your business.

Our 55 strong commercial team will help you to decide which training is most suited to your business needs and help you to identify and explore available funding opportunities.

“It is important for us to be able to meet the training needs of the local community.
We want you to tell us what you need and we will do the rest.
Feedback and training requests from employers is vital to our success and ultimately yours.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.”

Workforce Skills Manager, Wendy Weber.

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WENDY WEBER

Workforce Skills Manager
Phone: 01437 753 327
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ANNE HAMMOND

SFI Communications
Phone: 01437 753 445
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SHARON LEWIS

Business & Technology
Phone: 01437 753 483
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LUCY BRECKON

Health & Care
Phone: 01437 753 141