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

Full-time Courses

Part-time Courses

Central Training

Parents Guide

Annual Review

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. For current opening times and prices visit our website. 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

Get Going Project

If you are under 24, currently out of work and need help to decide on your next steps? Our mentors are here to help you start out on a possible path to employment.
The Get Going Project which offers 8 weeks of support, is delivered in Pembrokeshire from our Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Haverfordwest offices.

Employment Bureau / Recruitment Service

Pembrokeshire College’s new Employment Bureau works with employers, assisting with their recruitment needs.  The Bureau also offers support to learners at the College in employability covering CV writing, job applications and interview skills, assisting young people to find full time or part time work either alongside their studies, or when completing your qualification.

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.  The programme include a residential visit, work experience and the chance to work on a range of community-based projects.

Get Set

Get Set for your future with this 12-week employability course: delivered in small groups, providing skills and confidence for employment. Develops your job search, IT, team building and interview skills and helps you decide on your future career.

Paul Sartori Cafe

Develop your confidence with this 13-week practical course delivered in very small groups, providing skills and self-assurance for employment.  You will also develop customer service, IT, numeracy, literacy and interview skills. All taking place in a working community café.

Skills For Industry

Through Pembrokeshire College, local enterprises and businesses can now enhance the skills of their workforce by accessing highly subsidised training

Reach/STEP

Part-time courses based in the community. Some courses are funded by our Reach project.

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.

Refunds & Course Cancellation

For Degree Route courses please contact our finance department on 01437 753 343, for Further Education courses:

  • College cancels course – full refund
  • Student cancels place giving 5 or more days notice – full refund (prior tocourse starting)
  • Student cancels place giving less than 5 days notice – full refund less £25 enrolment charge (prior to course starting)
  • Student withdraws after attending up to 4 sessions – credit note less £25 enrolment charge
  • Student withdraws after first 4 sessions and course duration is greater than four sessions – no refund.

This also applies to NVQ students, however, they will also be liable for registration fees if the College has already paid registration fees.

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.

 

The College operates within Instrument and Articles of Government.

A calendar of meetings is available below.

Instrument and Articles of Government

Calendar of Meetings

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 – Outlines what the College will do to prevent and take bullying.

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.

Computer Services Policy – The policy defines the responsibilities for computer usage and information security.

Computer Systems Usage Policy – This policy defines the College’s position regarding the use of the variety of information technology systems.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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 Cycle to Work Scheme

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

Accounts – 2014/152015/16 – The College Financial Accounts, provides an overview of the performance of the College during the academic year.

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

Estyn Inspection Report – This is the official report produced by Estyn following their inspection of the College during February 2011.

Equality & Diversity Report (Draft) – 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.

Health & Wellbeing Strategy – We provide a one-stop-shop of services to staff and students.

Health & Wellbeing Calendar

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.

Looked After Children – The College is committed to strengthen its approach to support the education in compliance with legislation and policy frameworks.

More Able & Talented Strategy – The College has a strong commitment to ensuring that MAT learners achieve their potential, with the Corpora on Board and the Senior Leadership Team providing clear leadership and expectation as to the direction of this Strategy.

More Able & Talented Timetable

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.

Strategic plan – The Strategic Plan sets out the context within which the College operates and highlights our strategic priorities for 2014-2017.

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.

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.

The College has an ever expanding range of services available to individuals and businesses.

College Provision

Learn Online – With A-Levels online, learners are discovering the flexibility and convenience of studying for an A-Level in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Maths via distance learning.

MITEC – The School of Marine Engineering based in Milford Haven provides unrivalled facilities and expertise for those seeking a career in the marine industry.

Central Training – We will help you as an employer or employee to decide which training is most suited to your needs and help you identify and explore any funding opportunities which may be of benefit to you.

Sports Academy – If you have a flair for netball, football, rugby or golf, you can join our Sports Academy.  Our comprehensive programme develops your knowledge of training and skills towards elite performance.

International Site – The international site has been designed to provide international students with information about the College, the courses on offer, accommodation, fees and scholarships as well as advice on how to apply.

Step Forward – Over 1,500 people have attended STEP courses with in excess of 2,600 qualifications being gained.  The great success of this project has ensured that the work commenced through funding has continued.

Bright Start Day Nursery – Offers a lively, safe and caring environment for pre-school children aged between 0 and 7 years.  The nursery’s professional team of staff create a happy and stimulating atmosphere for your child.

WBL Consortium – B-wbl – A consortium of public and private training providers delivering apprenticeships in many routes, the traineeships programme, work ready programme and essential skills in the community.


Funded Projects

Recruitment Services – A quality, NO-COST, recruitment service to businesses of all sizes throughout Pembrokeshire.  We can take your vacancy and work with you to produce a shortlist of applicants who exactly match your criteria.

Jobs Growth Wales – This government employment initiative hopes to create 4,000 new jobs a year across Wales for unemployed young people aged 16- 24.


Third Party Contracts

Pembrokeshire Mencap Ltd offer the City & Guilds ‘Skills for Working Life’ course in conjunction with Pembrokeshire College at Stackpole Walled Gardens. This course develops essential work related skills in areas such as health & safety and personal & social development along with basic horticultural skills. The students all have the opportunity to develop their own vegetable plot. They select what they wish to grow, tend their crops and harvest the produce for use at home. All of the produce and plants grown by the students in the main gardens are for sale in our garden shop which is open daily.