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News & Updates

Pembrokeshire College law students take part in mock trials

Pembrokeshire College A-Level Law students were recently put to the test in the Young Citizens Smartlaw Mock Trials which took place in Cardiff. The Mock Trial Competitions provide a unique opportunity to introduce students to the criminal justice system through an immersive, active learning experience. The competition allowed the students to be taken out of […]

Learners network with local employers

Learners studying business and IT related courses at Pembrokeshire College had the opportunity to meet with local employers last week thanks to the College’s Employment Bureau and Dragon LNG. Sponsored by Dragon LNG, learners met face-to-face with representatives from local employers over lunch in the student-run restaurant. Employers including Dragon LNG, EduKey Education, Landsker Business […]

A-Level Students take part in BBC’s Question Time

Pembrokeshire College A-level Government and Politics Students Thomas Mallitte and Harrison Cole-Picton were recently selected to take part in the popular evening TV show, BBC Question Time which was hosted at the Torch Theatre during November. Charing the debate was David Dimbleby alongside panel members; Business and Energy Minister Claire Perry; Shadow International Trade Secretary […]

A-level students explore our DNA

Last week students studying A-level Biology at Pembrokeshire College attended the eighth Wales Gene Park Sixth Form Genetics Conference held at St David’s Hall in Cardiff. Aimed at post-16 students studying at colleges and sixth forms across Wales, this year’s theme was ‘Spotlight on Genetics and Genomics’ and explored how discoveries in the rapidly advancing […]

A success for Pembrokeshire College at the Valero Music Festival

A-level Music students at Pembrokeshire College recently showed their talents at the annual Valero Music festival which took place at Haverfordwest VC High School in November. This follows on from last year’s success where Rhys Meredith-Barrett not only won the open brass competition but won the top award for Best Overall Musician. Various musicians from across […]

Pembrokeshire College students encouraged to vote in the Welsh Youth Parliament

Kate Gravell, Education Officer for the Welsh Youth Parliament recently visited the College to talk to the A-level Welsh Second Language students and the A-level Law students about the new Welsh Youth Parliament which is currently being formed. Kate started the session by providing the students with the history of devolution in Wales; the formation […]

No barriers to learning

A profoundly deaf student has recently been awarded the Pembrokeshire College Equine Student of the Year Award. Hannah Norman is studying on the horse care course at Pembrokeshire College and was presented with the award due to her commitment to completing her course work and to undertaking horse care duties to a very high standard. […]

Lecturer shines a light on science

A Pembrokeshire College lecturer was recently involved in a project which brought science to life for over 300 A-level and vocational pupils from across Pembrokeshire and beyond. Dr Valerie Morse, Senior Lecturer in Health Science at Pembrokeshire College used the marine organisms found in the Milford Haven Waterway to teach pupils about bioluminescence and fluorescence […]

Conference focuses on the future of Health and Social Care

Pembrokeshire College, in association with Elliots Hill Care, recently hosted a high profile conference looking at what the future holds for the nation’s health and social care sector. With Elliots Hill celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, Director Simon Clarke wanted to use this milestone to take a brief look back before providing those working […]

WorldSkills UK Success for Pembrokeshire College Students

Talented Pembrokeshire College learners proved once again that they are among some of the best young trainees in the UK bringing home four medals and a highly commended award in the WorldSkills UK Finals held at the NEC, Birmingham last week. A total of ten Pembrokeshire College learners secured places in the UK Finals after […]

College students work on powerful advertising campaign

Creative Media students from Pembrokeshire College got a taste of the world of advertising and branding when they attended a taster day at the University Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) Swansea College of Art last week. Hosted by Swansea’s BA Advertising and Brand Design team, the group took part in a workshop to create an […]

WorldSkills UK Finals await Pembrokeshire College Students

An incredible ten students from Pembrokeshire College have secured places to compete at the WorldSkills UK Finals in November. Bryn Jones, Samuel Lewis, Imogen Reynolds, Jay Blair, Joshua Nash, Shannon Van De Cappelle, Charlotte Phillips-Poupard, Zara Morgan, Ephiny Matchwick and Adam Noke have all fought off tough competition to secure places in the prestigious national […]

Forks at the ready to inspire the next generation!

Did you know that the Food and Drink Industry is one of the largest industries within Wales, and directly employs over 170,000 people? With an estimated value of £17.3 billion for the Welsh economy every year, and playing one of the biggest roles in putting Wales ‘on the map’, it’s an industry with a big […]

Medallion of Excellence for Pembrokeshire Joiner

Former Pembrokeshire College Joinery student, Christopher Caine recently returned from EuroSkills in Budapest with a Medallion of Excellence. Chris, who works for DH Carpentry and Joinery, was part of Team UK – the nation’s top young apprentices and students. The 22 strong team were selected from the best that the UK has to offer to […]

Christmas Jobs Fair

The Employment Bureau team at Pembrokeshire College held a Christmas Jobs Fair on Thursday 11th October. The event gave learners the chance to talk with employers about part time vacancies, seasonal opportunities and future career options. Employers who attended included Folly Farm, St Brides Spa Hotel, Diverse Cymru, The Grove in Narberth, Coast Restaurant, Wetherspoon […]

AS Students gain an insight to the world of virtual business.

On Wednesday 26th September Disglair+ invited in local entrepreneur, Amanda Short of VA4 Biz (Virtual Assistant for Business) to discuss her experience of being a newly founded business owner with the AS Business students at Pembrokeshire College.  The Disglair+ Project is an initiative of events and guest speakers linking learners with role models, experts and inspirational […]

FORMER COLLEGE STUDENT HEADS TO EUROSKILLS FINALS

Former Pembrokeshire College joinery student Christopher Caine joined the UK’s best young apprentices and students at a rousing Parliamentary reception attended by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Anne Milton MP, before heading off to the EuroSkills Finals in Budapest. Team UK – 22 of the country’s elite apprentices and students working in the […]

Hollyoaks comes to Pembrokeshire College!

On Thursday 30th August, the summer engagement students at Pembrokeshire College gained an insight into the world of TV acting, when Hollyoaks star Nathan Sussex, who plays Buster Smith in the popular Channel 4 soap, visited to share his experience of becoming a TV actor. The summer engagement programme which takes place at the college […]

Pembrokeshire College maintains 100% A-level pass rate for three years running

This year has seen Pembrokeshire College retain a 100% pass rate for A-levels for the third consecutive year. Results for 2017/18 have also seen an increase in the number of students achieving A*-C grades with 84% of students achieving these top grades compared to 77% last year (and a Welsh national comparator of 76%). Almost […]

Freemasons bursary awarded to Health and Social Care student

This year’s Freemasons Province of West Wales bursary has been awarded to Health and Social Care Extended Diploma student Jessica Roberts. Jessica was nominated for the award by her College tutor, Sue Booth, after she achieved distinction grades for her course and secured a place to study mental health nursing at Swansea University. Nineteen year […]

Pembrokeshire College Graduation 2018

On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, over 400 people gathered in the magnificent setting of St David’s Cathedral to witness students receiving their degrees, HNDs, HNCs and postgraduate awards from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as well as professional qualifications through Central Training. College Principal, Dr Barry […]

Welding success for MITEC students

Welding apprentices from Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC centre secured second and third place in the South Wales Semi-Finals. Currently undertaking the Level 3 Welding Apprenticeship with Rhyal Engineering, Jay Blair and Joshua Nash were placed second and third respectively in the SkillWeld South Wales Semi-Final held at Neath Port Talbot College during June. Battling for a […]

The Future is Now!

During June, popular music students from Pembrokeshire College took over the Queen’s Hall in Narberth for a night of continuous, high energy performances to wrap up the 2017-2018 academic year. Extended Diploma Music Technology students worked in partnership with Span Arts to organise the ‘The Future in Now’ gig which included performances from both first […]

A Stena performance from Ysgol Bro Gwaun

Pembrokeshire College recently led on a local marine tourism initiative to raise the profile of careers within the sector to young people. The College, in partnership with Stena Line’s Fishguard’s Friendly Faces devised a three-day initiative to shape a group of Year 8 pupils from Ysgol Bro Gwaun to become marine tourism cadets. Firstly, the […]

A tasty challenge put food careers back in production

It’s not just Brexit that is having a negative impact on the food and drink sector, it’s also the industry’s perception – for many it’s just too smelly or too sticky! However, what many fail to recognise is that the sector has a multitude of highly skilled career pathways that offer job satisfaction, rapid progression […]

Her blasus yn rhoi gyrfaoedd bwyd nôl mewn cynhyrchiad

Nid dim ond Brexit sy’n cael effaith negyddol ar y sector bwyd a diod, mae hefyd yn ganfyddiad y diwydiant – i lawer mae’n rhy drewllyd neu’n rhy sticlyd! Fodd bynnag, yr hyn nad yw llawer yn ei gydnabod yw bod gan y sector nifer fawr o lwybrau gyrfa medrus iawn sy’n cynnig boddhad swydd, […]

Bwrsari Seiri Rhyddion wedi’i ddyfarnu i fyfyriwr Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol

Mae bwrsari Gorllewin Cymru y Seiri Rhyddion eleni wedi’i dyfarnu i’r myfyriwr Diploma Estynedig mewn Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol, Jessica Roberts. Enwebwyd Jessica ar gyfer y wobr gan ei thiwtor Coleg, Sue Booth, wedi iddi ennill graddau rhagoriaeth am ei chwrs a sicrhau lle i astudio nyrsio iechyd meddwl ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe. Bu bron i […]

Welsh Schools U18 Football Caps

Congratulations to Jack Wilson, Ben Fawcett and Jake Merry who were presented with their international caps by the current Swansea and Wales International Connor Roberts. The trio who all play for Hakin United in the 1st division have made college and Pembrokeshire history.  As a County there has never been 3 individuals from the college […]

Pembrokeshire College set to introduce new Therapeutic Counselling course from September 2018

The county’s largest provider of post-16 education has announced that it will be introducing the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling to its extensive range of courses this September.   The two-year part-time course is priced at £2,850 per year (including certification, registration and residential accommodation fees), and will be delivered on Mondays from 1pm – […]

College student Celebrates Victory at the World Deaf Rugby 7s in Sydney

The Wales Deaf team were crowned double world champions after winning the World Deaf Rugby Sevens title for the second-time. In their first major tournament since 2002, Wales defeated England Deaf 21-15 in the final in Sydney, Australia. 18-year-old Ryan Foot from Fishguard studies Marine Engineering at Pembrokeshire College, and is the youngest player amongst […]

College student selected for Cyfle Building Skills placement in Bosnia

Steven Brenchley, a second-year bricklaying apprentice at Pembrokeshire College, will travel to Bosnia in June for 10 days to assist with the construction of a fire station in Tometino Polje, Western Serbia. The project has been organized by Cyfle Building Skills, an award-winning apprenticeship programme delivering training and skilled workers for the construction industry in […]

Dirty Protest workshops explore creative careers

Art and Design students at Pembrokeshire College experienced a behind the scenes insight into theatre production when Dirty Protest arrived at the College for an afternoon packed with workshops. Launched in 2007, Dirty Protest are Wales’ award-winning theatre company leading the development, promotion and production of new writing for performance. The College’s art and design […]

Deck Cadets, Engineering Officers, Master Mariners: THINK MARINE!

The opportunities in the marine sector are huge with the government announcing in March that it would be doubling its support of £30 million a year for SMarT cadetships. Multi-national shipping companies including Carnival UK, BP, Shell, Maersk and Stena Line have also pledged to create extra training posts. Not all opportunities are away from […]

From classroom to countryside: students put skills to good use

Pembrokeshire College’s Environmental and Countryside Conservation students have been putting theory into practise building a boardwalk to connect two green areas of Haverfordwest. Eleven Environmental and Countryside Conservation students recently received a special civic award for their hard work in building a boardwalk pathway along the northern edge of the Saltings, to connect it with […]

Students get to grips with a life-saving career

A-level students from Pembrokeshire College recently took part in a paramedic science taster day thanks to the Reaching Wider project. Aspiring paramedics from Pembrokeshire College joined students from schools and colleges across south west Wales in a paramedic science taster day held at Swansea University’s paramedic science suite. Led by the university’s paramedic team, students […]

Students dip their toes into conservation

Students studying on the Bridging 2 course at Pembrokeshire College recently teamed up with the Darwin Centre for an afternoon of pond dipping. Bridging 2 students spent an afternoon at Hilton Court Gardens exploring some of the wildlife that live in our ponds. Under the watchful eye of Marten Lewis from the Darwin Centre, the students […]

Green fingered students put skills to the test

Two students studying on the Bridging course at Pembrokeshire College recently took part in the Skills Competition Wales Final in Horticulture. Held on the 26th June at Pembrokeshire College, Ephiny Matchwick and Adam Noke put their skills to the test in the Inclusive Skills Horticulture competition. As part of the competition Ephiny and Adam were […]

College students secure place on WorldSkills UK Training and Development Programme

Two Pembrokeshire College students have made it through to Phase 4 of Squad UK Training which will see them embark on the WorldSkills UK Training and Development Programme with the hope of competing in EuroSkills in Budapest in September 2018 and Kazan in 2019. Former joinery student Chris Caine and former hospitality student Sam Everton […]

Cadet receives invite to Royal wedding

Pembrokeshire College engineering student and Sea Cadet, Huw Jenkins is one of the people lucky enough to have received an official invitation to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Taking place on 19th May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Huw is one of 600 guests to be invited to join […]

Cadet receives invite to Royal wedding

Pembrokeshire College engineering student and Sea Cadet, Huw Jenkins is one of the people lucky enough to have received an official invitation to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Taking place on 19th May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Huw is one of 600 guests to be invited to join […]

Safeguard Clothing donates safety vest for Public Services course

Pembrokeshire College will be able to offer its students real-life experience in its Public Service course thanks to a recent donation from international manufacturer and distributor of premium body armour SafeGuard Clothing. The brand’s bulletproof vest presents students with a unique opportunity for practical experience in learning about protective technology available today that is widely […]

Pembrokeshire College student takes 1st place at Salon Cymru 2018

Complementary Therapies student Jodie Warlow secured 1st place for Level 3 Junior Massage at the annual Salon Cymru competition held in Cardiff earlier this month. Over 500 hairdressing and beauty enthusiasts from schools, colleges and training providers all across Wales travelled to Cardiff to showcase their talent. It was Jodie’s first time competing at Salon […]

College students win EESW challenge

Pembrokeshire College Engineering Apprentices prove they have the skills needed for their chosen career after winning the Commercial Potential category at the recent Big Bang Fair. Last week, the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) brought the Big Bang Fair – one of the largest events in STEM – to the Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli. An […]

Pembrokeshire College students praised at Melin Tregwynt Pop-Up Exhibition

In a collaborative venture with the internationally successful design business Melin Tregwynt, eight Level 3 Fashion and Textiles students from Pembrokeshire College were invited to create and display garments in the mill’s exhibition space. The students visited the mill and spent the day drawing and photographing many aspects of the historic building and the surrounding […]

Pembrokeshire College students get ready to showcase their final work

Counting down their last weeks as College Students, Leah Prewitt and Vicky Taylor are putting the finishing touches on their final BA Design work, which will be exhibited in the Pembrokeshire College Atrium from May 16th. The design students were tasked with utilising the skills they have acquired through their six years of education at […]

College announces new Level 3 course in British Sign Language

Having delivered sign language courses for over a decade, Pembrokeshire College has recently announced that from September 2018 it will be offering the Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language. The two-year part-time course is accredited by Signature and will be delivered by the College’s highly experienced tutor, Shirley David on their Haverfordwest campus. This […]

Cinio yn dwyn ynghyd dysgwyr y Coleg a chyflogwyr

Cynhaliodd Biwro Cyflogaeth Coleg Sir Benfro Ginio Cyflogwyr ar ddydd Gwener 4ydd Mai yn y bwyty a weithredir gan fyfyrwyr y Coleg. Rhoddodd y digwyddiad, a noddwyd gan Dragon LNG, gyfle i lawer o ddysgwyr y Coleg gwrdd â chyflogwyr lleol wyneb yn wyneb, yn cynnwys Dragon LNG, Awdurdod Y Parc Cenedlaethol, Retreats Group a […]

Pupils uncover future careers

The annual Career Choices Day took place at Pembrokeshire College last week when almost 1,000 year 9 pupils attended talks, workshops and tasters to find out about potential future careers. Now in its fourth year, this joint initiative between Pembrokeshire County Council and the College allowed pupils to have a day focused on their future […]

Sparks fly at Welding Competition!

MITEC continues to build its reputation for training top quality welders with success in both regional and national competitions. Last month engineering student Jay Blair competed in the ‘Skills Competition Wales – Advanced Welding’ held at Coleg Cambria. Competing against seven other competitors, Jay completed welds using the MMA, TIG and MAG process. Gaining the […]

Local employers attend College recruitment fair

With the help of local businesses, Pembrokeshire College’s Employment Bureau recently hosted a jobs fair to help students find out about part-time and seasonal work. he Employment Bureau is a student recruitment service which is part-funded by the Welsh Government to help young people find work. The team not only advertise job vacancies but also […]

Building their skills: brick by brick

Pembrokeshire College student, Luke Russell has picked up first place in the regional heats of the WorldSkills Bricklaying competition. Held at Coleg Sir Gar, two Pembrokeshire College Level 3 Advanced Craft (Brickwork) students competed in the regional heats hoping to secure enough points to make it through to the regional final. Luke Russell and Toby […]

The Great British Barber Bash comes to Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire College is getting set to host an exclusive event showcasing three of the very best barbers in the UK. The Great British Barber Bash team are coming to Pembrokeshire College on Tuesday 13 March to showcase the work of top talent from the barbering industry. This ticket only event is open to both the […]

Bombastic Bunny Presents…

Get ready for the most energetic show of home-grown music in months. Coming straight out of Pembrokeshire College’s Merlin Theatre on Friday 9th March, Bombastic Bunny presents the best artists around the county. The line-up includes new bands Pink Velvet – a nine piece alternative rock band with an exciting brass twist, and EXILES – […]

Two College students shortlisted for a St Davids Award

Two Pembrokeshire College students have recently been shortlisted for a 2018 St Davids Award. These national awards acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of individuals who live in, or originate from, Wales. Health and Social Care student Bethany Roberts, has been announced as a finalist in the Young Person category while Access to Bioscience student Mair Elliott […]

Performing Arts students tour: The Crime of your Life

The Merlin Theatre company’s annual tour has returned this spring to tell the gritty tale of a teenage boy’s downward spiral into crime and the consequences for him and those around him. Pembrokeshire College’s hard-hitting performance The Crime of your Life has almost completed its tour visiting Greenhill School, Ysgol Dewi Sant, Pembroke Comprehensive School, […]

Art and Design students awarded runner-up title for storyboard competition

Pembrokeshire College students Nia Palmer and Hannah-Marie John received honourable mention from Oriel Myddrin Gallery for their competition entries. In celebration of Carmarthen’s Welsh Week and Visit Wales’ Year of the Sea campaign, Oriel Myddrin Gallery invited people of all ages to create their own imaginative ‘Big Fish’ tales about an adventure in a coracle. […]

Disneyland Paris opens its doors to College students for Media Conference

Sixteen A-Level Media students recently travelled to Disneyland Paris for the annual Media Live! Conference, where they listened and interacted with successful industry leaders. Through a series of educational talks, the three-day excursion sought to broaden the student’s understanding of the media industry and the many different career paths available. Guest speakers included MediaCom’s OBE Karen […]

College students’ success at British Olympiad

A group of Pembrokeshire College’s A-level Physics students have been presented with certificates after competing in the British Physics Olympiad. The Olympiad challenge enables talented students to demonstrate their knowledge of Physics by sitting a demanding exam paper aimed at stretching their lateral thinking skills and getting them to apply fundamental physics principles to novel […]

Success tastes sweet for Pembrokeshire College hospitality students

Two Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership students from Pembrokeshire College had their skills put to the test when they took part in the Skills Competition Wales Advanced Patisserie and Confectionery finals held in Llandrillo College in February. Bringing both Silver and Bronze medals back to Pembrokeshire, Ffion Howells and Ronia Wheeler had five hours […]

Success in the Eisteddfod

Congratulations to Melissa Fletcher, an A-Level Student at Pembrokeshire College, for a very successful evening at the Sir Benfro Eisteddfod. Melissa secured third place in both her musical solo and folk song, but was overwhelmed to receive first prize in the monologue competition (Year 10 and under 19). “The judges were so complimentary – their […]

No Lessons – 24/01/2018

Due to careers choices day, there will be no College lessons on Tuesday 23rd January 2018. Students are not required to attend College on Tuesday, but normal lessons will resume on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

Art students travel back in time

Last week Level 2 Art and Design students went on a cultural visit to Aberystwyth to explore some of the legends of Wales. First stop was the National Library of Wales and the Arthur and Welsh Mythology Exhibition with works by Margaret D Jones, Sir Kyffin Williams, Ray Howard Jones, JMW Turner and many others. […]

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award for Sam and Jordan

Congratulations to Sam Knight and Jordan Legg who achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards whilst studying at Portfield School. Now studying on the Horizons course at Pembrokeshire College, Sam and Jordan joined four other Portfield pupils to become the first pupils from the school to achieve the Gold award in over 20 years. To […]

Continuing the fight against norovirus and flu

Last week saw managers from care homes across Pembrokeshire come together to put in place tactics for tackling outbreaks of norovirus and influenza (flu) in their care home. With winter fast approaching, the elderly are amongst the most susceptible and vulnerable to the norovirus and influenza. Across Wales there are over 20,000 care home residents […]

College student is Young Woman Engineer of the Year Finalist

Pembrokeshire College engineering student, Ellie Wilson has made it through to the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Finals 2017. One of the youngest finalists, twenty-one year old Ellie, an Engineering apprentice with SemLogistics was selected as one of just ten young female engineers to make it through the initial […]

WorldSkills UK Success for Pembrokeshire College Students

Talented Pembrokeshire College learners proved once again that they are among some of the best young trainees in the UK. Last week they joined 48 learners from across Wales to bring back medals from this year’s WorldSkills UK competition held at the NEC, Birmingham. A total of six Pembrokeshire College students secured places in the […]

Jodhpurs to designer threads for Pembrokeshire College student

Pembrokeshire College Equestrian student Geraint Lewis swapped his jodhpurs and riding boots for designer threads recently to dazzle the fashionistas attending glamorous ‘Cardiff Fashion Week’. Geraint, aged 17, who lives in Saundersfoot, was offered a chance to attend an open casting by ‘Follow Your Dreams’ a charity based in south Wales that supports ambitious youngsters […]

British Horse Society recognition for College Lecturer

Pembrokeshire College equine lecturer, Mike Butcher, was amongst those recognised at the British Horse Society annual awards ceremony held in Saddlers’ Hall, London on Friday 24th November. Having taught for over 21 years, Mike was awarded the Helen Barton-Smith Silver Stirrup Award for meritorious work in support of young riders. A BHS Accredited Professional Coach, […]

UK Skills Show success leads to afternoon tea with Minister

A Pembrokeshire College student who recently took part in the UK Skills Show showed off his culinary talents by preparing afternoon tea for Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan, today. Sam Everton won a bronze medal at the UK Skills Show in November 2016 when he was a level two student competing […]

Georgia champions youth volunteering

Pembrokeshire College Health and Social Care student Georgia Quinn, is on a mission to raise awareness of volunteering on an international scale. Twenty year old Georgia started attending the Tanyard Youth Project when she was 16 and has since become involved with the running of the tuck shop and working with the other young people […]

Creative students uncover the power of brands

Pembrokeshire College’s Graphic Design and Creative Media students immersed themselves in the world of advertising and branding when they attended a Taster Day at the University Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) Swansea College of Art last week. Hosted by Swansea’s BA Advertising and Brand Design team, the group enjoyed a taste of an exciting creative […]

More Welsh caps for College students

Year-on-year Pembrokeshire College students are achieving excellence in sport with increasing numbers representing Wales and the UK. Sponsored by Valero, the College’s Sports Academy encourages students to pursue elite status regardless of their sporting discipline, meaning that all students are able to access the expertise of the College’s dedicated and experienced sport lecturers. Earlier this […]

Bethany addresses House of Commons

Pembrokeshire College Health and Social Care student and member of Youth Parliament (MYP), Bethany Roberts, was recently invited to give a speech in the House of Commons representing the views of the young people of Pembrokeshire. Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly, Bethany attended the UK Youth Parliament at Westminster where she delivered a speech […]

More than froth for local brewers

Brewers from across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire recently attended the locality’s first brewing forum organised by Pembrokeshire College. The sector has seen considerable growth over the last few years and it is being recognised as an important growth area for Wales. Recognising this, Pembrokeshire College invited several guest speakers including; Aber Instruments whose clients are some […]

Students celebrated at College awards evening

Current and former students were recently invited to Pembrokeshire College for the College’s annual awards ceremony where their outstanding academic achievements were recognised. The annual event is now an important date in the College calendar and on Monday 18 December over 60 students were joined by their families and lecturers, to celebrate their outstanding achievements during […]

Learner leads debate on mental health

From Fantasy to Reality – College learner leads debate on young people’s mental health Pembrokeshire College learner, Mair Elliott, was recently invited to run a workshop at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Scientific Conference. Held in Nottingham on 13th and 14th September, Access to Bioscience student, Mair Elliott […]

Bursary takes catering student behind the scenes

Thanks to the Haverfordwest Soroptimists and a Pembrokeshire College FADE Bursary, catering student Danielle Davies got to work behind the scenes at Castell Howell in Cross Hands. Having completed Level 3 programmes in both Professional Catering and Supervision and Leadership at Pembrokeshire College in June, Danielle was keen to gain some work experience to set […]

A ‘No Brainer’ for the College

SA Brain and Co, the long established brewing and hospitality brand from Cardiff, has chosen another long established brand, Pembrokeshire College, as a central venue for menu testing. Every six months Alan Cornfield, Area Support Chef, creates and tests seasonal menus for their pubs and guest houses across Wales. The Pembrokeshire College venue is well-positioned […]

A ‘No Brainer’ for the College

S A Brain and Co, the long established brewing and hospitality brand from Cardiff, has chosen another long established brand, Pembrokeshire College, as a central venue for menu testing. Every six months Alan Cornfield, Area Support Chef, creates and tests seasonal menus for their pubs and guest houses across Wales. The Pembrokeshire College venue is […]

College student races into 3rd place at Autograss final

Pembrokeshire College student, Aiden Llewellyn has come third place in the British Autograss championship after competing in four qualifying heats held around the UK. The Level 3 Construction and Built Environment student raced against 42 competitors in the Junior Special table to secure third place and said, “I’ve been racing for years but this is […]

College student selected for London University summer school

Pembrokeshire College Graphic Design student, Scarlett Humphreys spent her summer holidays at London Metropolitan University after being selected for the Urban Sketching symposium. Held once a year, the Urban Sketching summer school welcomes groups of drawing enthusiasts to a different city to draw on location, capturing what they see from direct observation. A second year […]

Cabinet Secretary cuts ribbon on CAMPUS6

CAMPUS6 was officially opened today by Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams. The £6.6 million build, which houses sector-leading learning environments including new science laboratories, vibrant classrooms and high quality sports facilities, was part-funded by the Welsh Government as part of their ambitious 21st Century Schools and Education Programme; a £1.4 billion programme to transform […]

Shakespeare Schools Festival returns to Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College presents the world’s largest youth drama festival with spectacular performances from three local schools. The Merlin Theatre is proud to bring the UK’s biggest Shakespeare celebration of the year to Haverfordwest. The world’s largest youth drama festival sees students from primary, secondary and special schools unite on stage for the celebratory finale of […]

Pembrokeshire College recognised at Estyn Awards Evening

Pembrokeshire College was one of just two colleges to be recognised at Estyn’s annual Recognising Excellence in Education and Training Awards held at the Radisson Blu in Cardiff last week. Thirty primary, secondary, special and independent schools were recognised at the awards alongside two further education colleges. Meilyr Rowlands, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education […]

College students’ showcase their skills to local employers

Pembrokeshire College recently hosted a jobs fair to help students find out about part-time and seasonal work. Organised by the College’s very own Employment Bureau, local employers came along to advertise their vacancies. The Employment Bureau is a student recruitment service which is part-funded by the Welsh Government to help young people find work. The […]

Ladies who lunch!

Pembrokeshire College recently welcomed the Inner Wheel Club of Milford Haven who indulged in some TLC as part of a well-earned pamper day. Taking a deserving break from their usual charitable fund-raising activities, the ladies approached Pembrokeshire College’s Salon and Eat@6 Restaurant to arrange an afternoon of indulgence, treating themselves to therapeutic treatments and a […]

College hosts Global Citizenship Conference

Pembrokeshire College hosted a conference on Climate Change to learners last week, welcoming special guest speaker Phil Williams from Plan-It Eco and ITV’s Andrew Price. Presenting to College learners studying the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, Phil spoke first about his adventures in the Amazon rainforest, inspiring young people to consider their impact on the environment. Andrew […]

Prince’s Trust team make a difference at De Clare Court

A group of young people from Pembrokeshire College’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme have cleared an overgrown pathway at De Clare Court in Haverfordwest enabling tenants to enjoy their surroundings. As part of a community group project, the team worked tirelessly for three days cutting back trees and shrubbery to clear the 200m path. Sherriff of […]

College students’ success at British Olympiad

A group of Pembrokeshire College’s A-level physics students have been presented with certificates after coming top of the leader board in the Physics Olympiad. The Olympiad A2 Challenge enables talented students to demonstrate their knowledge of physics by sitting a demanding exam paper, competing against other students from across the UK. Congratulations to A-level physics […]

Ex-College student embarks on trip to the Antarctic

Pembrokeshire based artist Theo Crutchley-Mack needs no introduction – after being tipped as an emerging artist in 2014, he is currently preparing for a trip of a lifetime to South Georgia, an island which sits south east of the Falklands. After completing Level 3 Interactive Media at Pembrokeshire College in 2012, Theo graduated from Falmouth […]

Madness in the Merlin with Music Tech

Talented second year Music Technology students from Pembrokeshire College will be unleashing Madness in the Merlin Theatre on Friday 24th November in their first live performance of the year. Tied & Wasted, GLUE, De-fuser and Kingskin will be performing an eclectic and energetic mix of music at what promises to be an unmissable evening. With […]

Construction experts visit Pembrokeshire College

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week the owners of two of Pembrokeshire’s most well-respected building companies visited Pembrokeshire College to inspire the next generation of tradesmen. With self-employment being a realistic opportunity for many learners, Carl Griffiths from Hook Construction and Andrew Phillips from Carreg Construction were joined by Angus Findlay from Web Adept to […]

Childcare students take toddlers on a bear hunt!

Pembrokeshire College Level 3 Childcare students have planned and delivered a sensory session to Bright Start Day Nursery children during an Estyn inspection this week. As part of the Childcare course, students spend a day a week delivering an activity to the children from the Bright Start Day Nursery. Themed on the popular picture book, […]

From beauty to beast – Masterclasses from industry experts

Yesterday hair and beauty students at Pembrokeshire College experienced hair and beauty masterclasses with international barbering educator Darryn Pitman and professional make-up artist Jennifer Lenard. Having established hugely successful careers in their respective industries, Darryn and Jennifer were invited into the College to inspire students to think outside the box when it comes to the […]

Heads turn at College’s Hair and Beauty competition

Pembrokeshire College’s Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapy students showcased their skills at their in-house competition, testing their abilities on real-life briefs and timescales. Experts from the Hair and Beauty industry judged the all-day competition across seven different categories which utilised their technical abilities, time keeping skills and creativity. Competition judges included Sharon Whitehouse from Utopia […]

College degree work showcased at Oriel y Parc!

A selection of final year degree work by Pembrokeshire College students has recently been displayed in the Tower Gallery at Oriel y Parc, St Davids. A selection of eclectic work ranging from fine art, textile and fashion design were showcased at Oriel y Parc throughout June, following Pembrokeshire College’s end of year student art show. […]

Sparks fly at Welding competition!

Former Pembrokeshire College Level 3 Welding student, Josh Tuson recently competed in the SkillWeld Regional Semi-Final at MITEC and is waiting to find out if he has a place in the National Final in November. Flying the flag for Pembrokeshire, Josh took part in the Semi-Final for the South Wales region which involved four hours […]

DESTINATION: NHS

A dynamic collaboration between Pembrokeshire College, Hywel Dda Health Board and Swansea University has seen the launch of an exciting opportunity for 16 – 18 year-olds wanting to carve out careers within the NHS commencing September 2017. Did you know that Hywel Dda Health Board employs, around 10,000 staff across over 300 different job roles […]

Bronze medal for College Brickie!

Pembrokeshire College student, Ryan Jeramias has won the Bronze medal at the recent WorldSkills Bricklaying Final. Held at Coleg Menai, two Pembrokeshire College Level 3 Advanced Craft (Brickwork) students made it to the final and competed against some of the best students in Wales for the winners’ trophy. Pembrokeshire College tutor, Peter Rogers congratulated students […]

Bursary awarded to College student

Pembrokeshire College degree student, Andrew Davies has been awarded £1,500 by the West Wales Freemasons to help further his education as part of the annual Colin O’Dare Masonic Bursary. Employed by Tai West Wales Housing, Andrew embarked on the FdSc Construction Management course in September 2014 and recently graduated at Pembrokeshire College’s prestigious ceremony held […]

Pembrokeshire College students get a taste of University life!

Three Pembrokeshire College students have been chosen to take part in this year’s Reaching Wider Summer University. A targeted programme for young people who are under-represented in Higher Education, College IT student, Daniel Henessy along with A-level students, Joseph McDermott and Imogen Lee will experience three weeks of university life and learning. The Pembrokeshire College […]

Graduation 2017

On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, over 400 people gathered in the magnificent setting of St David’s Cathedral to witness students receiving their degrees, HNDs, HNCs and postgraduate awards from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as well as professional qualifications through Central Training. College Principal, Sharron Lusher […]

It’s not too late to start

Today, Pembrokeshire College offers many course options for those seeking a career within the healthcare and health science sectors. The level two and three diploma courses always recruit well with many, if not all, heading straight to university. However, there is another pathway called Access to Health (Higher Education), which is a rigorous learning solution […]

“It was so much fun!”

A mutual passion for engineering brought Pembrokeshire College engineering staff, Mainstay Marine Solutions, boat and marine energy device builders based in Pembroke Dock and Broadhaven School together for a fun and engaging day of STEM related activities recently. Year 5 pupils started their morning with a challenge set by Project Manager Emma Lewis and Industrial […]

College students in Commonwealth Youth Games!

Two Pembrokeshire College students will fly the flag for Team Wales at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games held in the Bahamas later this month. Level 3 Sport students Lleucu George and James Tomlinson will compete with 39 other Team Wales athletes in the challenging tournaments which include women’s rugby sevens, swimming, athletics, boxing, judo and […]

Central Training Make a Difference

Pembrokeshire College’s Gary Tapley and Andy Desborough re-painted the seating along Tenby’s South Parade earlier this month.  The recent change to this iconic gateway to Tenby can now be appreciated with the seating being re-painted ready for the summer season! Gary said, “In Central training we feel that it is important to give back to the communities […]

Global Innovator Embraces College Apprentices

Pembrokeshire College engineering apprenticeships offer a theoretical and practical framework that is championed by businesses at home and overseas. CEO of global industrial brand – PSM International, and a former apprentice himself, Paul DeMand, said after a recent visit to his UK site in Pembroke – “Apprentice programs give PSM International and the communities where […]

Global Innovator Embraces College Apprentices

Pembrokeshire College engineering apprenticeships offer a theoretical and practical framework that is championed by businesses at home and overseas. CEO of global industrial brand – PSM International, and a former apprentice himself, Paul DeMand, said after a recent visit to his UK site in Pembroke – “Apprentice programs give PSM International and the communities where […]

Pembrokeshire College A-level results some of the Best in Wales

Summary of Results Overall pass rate 100% – Welsh comparator 97.7% A*-C grade 77% – Welsh comparator 75.3% A*-B grade 51% – Welsh comparator 50% A*/A grade 24% – Welsh comparator 25% This year has been another outstanding year for students collecting their A-level results at Pembrokeshire College with a 100% pass rate across all […]

The Apprentice comes to College

Winner of The Apprentice 2015, Joseph Valente, visits Pembrokeshire College to inspire learners. Learners starting their course at College this week had the opportunity to attend a talk by self-made businessman Joseph Valente. A former winner of BBC series The Apprentice, Joseph shared with learners his journey from expelled schoolboy to owning a multi-million pound […]

The Ironman of Pembrokeshire College!

This year’s Ironman event proved that Pembrokeshire College staff can perform exceptionally well, both in and out of the classroom. Tenby’s long-distance triathlon saw College Plumbing Lecturer, Nicky Rees compete in the race for the seventh time in Wales. Completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in an impressive 12 hours and […]

Pembrokeshire College creatives reach UK Finals of Graphic Design competition

Two Pembrokeshire College Graphic Design students have secured their place in the UK Final of the WorldSkills UK Graphic Design Competition in November. Pembrokeshire College’s second year Graphic Design students, Theo Knipe and Samantha Stables competed against 20 students in the live semi-final heats where only eight lucky contenders were selected for the final round. […]

Google Digital Garage

          A FREE training event will be held on Tuesday 3rd October, 08:15 to 12:30, at the College. This is a ‘must attend’ event for those looking to reap the rewards of advertising online. Book online at: bit.ly/2greuem   Event Agenda 08:15 – Registration and refreshments 09:00 – ‘Tell your Story […]

FREE Google Training

Pembrokeshire businesses are set to benefit from free training from Google experts as part of Google’s Digital Garage on Tour programme. Over the last 18 months, Google has provided free digital training to over 250,000 companies and individuals across the UK and next month they will be arriving in Pembrokeshire. The Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone […]

FREE Google Training

Pembrokeshire businesses are set to benefit from free training from Google experts as part of Google’s Digital Garage on Tour programme. Over the last 18 months, Google has provided free digital training to over 250,000 companies and individuals across the UK and next month they will be arriving in Pembrokeshire. The Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone […]

College student’s career in Engineering

A former Pembrokeshire College MITEC student is enjoying her flourishing career, building parts for McLaren and Ford GT. Sarah Goring studied Boat Building at MITEC in 2011 and is currently working as a Composite Laminator for KS Composites, Melton Mowbray. Having previously worked on the sailing rig and mast of the biggest super yacht in […]

College impresses Estyn inspectors

The recent Estyn inspection of Pembrokeshire College has resulted in a glowing report identifying many strengths, including several areas of sector-leading practice, and no important areas requiring significant improvement. With a three-year upward trend in successful completion, Estyn inspectors graded the College’s current performance as ‘Good’ and its prospects for improvement as ‘Excellent’. Awarded six […]

A Winning Phormula

He might be called Mr Phormula, but students at Pembrokeshire College thought he was more like Mr. Phenomenal after showcasing his internationally acclaimed beatboxing skills at College recently. Mr. Phormula is one of the pioneers of the UK beat boxing scene but what makes him stand apart from others is his unique ability to use […]

College Bricklayers’ WorldSkills win

Congratulations to Pembrokeshire College’s level 3 Brickwork students, Ryan Jeremias and Finlay Kirkwood who have reached the final of the WorldSkills Bricklaying competition. Recently competing at the WorldSkills South Wales Construction Regional Competition, the Pembrokeshire College students took part in a six-hour practical bricklaying test which saw Ryan win second place and Finlay placed fourth. […]

Connecting with Local Companies

Partnership Working Provides Portfolio Boost for Photography student One of Pembrokeshire College’s photography students secured the opportunity to gain valuable experience photographing the 2017 opening of The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company’s beach outlet. Andrew Parry was able to test his skills working to an authentic brief, in real work conditions with people he had never met […]

Sparks fly to SkillWeld Semi-final!

Former Pembrokeshire College Level 3 Welding student, Josh Tuson will fly the flag for Pembrokeshire in the SkillWeld Regional Semi-final held in MITEC in June.  Having been placed in the top ten after producing eight test pieces in the South Wales heats, Josh will now battle for a place in the SkillWeld National Final in […]

Welding Success for Pembrokeshire College

Talented Pembrokeshire College learners have proved once again that they are among the best young trainees in Wales when they brought back medals from this year’s Skills Competition Wales Advanced Welding final, held at Neath Port Talbot College in April.  Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC Level 3 student of Welding, Joshua Nash came second, Alyx Jones fourth […]

Canine Comfort for College Students

Pembrokeshire College A-level students recently received a visit from the beautiful Burns Reading Dogs as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. College A-level students welcomed the break from exam revision and relaxed with the dogs in the courtyard whilst enjoying the sunshine. A-level student, Zoe Coleman said, “Having the dogs around was a great distraction […]

Former College stars sparkle!

Former Pembrokeshire College students, Laura Scott and Emily Morris have seen their careers in the Hospitality industry go from strength to strength after finding employment at exclusive and luxury hotels. Laura now works at the elegant Pennyhill Hotel and Spa, Surrey which is set in 123 acres of parkland near Windsor Castle. Starting her career […]

College students on S4C’s Ffasiwn Mecanic

Pembrokeshire College Motor Vehicle students have recently taken part in S4C’s Ffasiwn Mecanic, a series to find the perfect role model within the mechanic industry. College Level 3 Motor Vehicle apprentice, Dan Griffiths competed against former student, Emrys Wilson for the chance to receive a cash prize of £3,000, be on the cover of Aston […]

Bridging students claim Boccia crown!

Three of Pembrokeshire College’s Bridging 1 group have been crowned Adult Boccia champions after competing against teams in the Adult Tournament, held in Milford Haven Leisure Centre. Following five climatic games, the College’s Rocky Racers competed against the Crymych Panthers to secure the winners trophy in a nail-biting final which ended with a close score of […]

College stack up their Eisteddfod medals!

Having won an impressive total of seven first prizes at the regional Urdd Eisteddfod, Pembrokeshire College students have gone on to the national Eisteddfod final, achieving some impressive results. Bilingual Champion, Lisa O’Connor enthused, “Pembrokeshire College has been competing in the Eisteddfod for just five years and we’re delighted with our results this year!” College […]

Daisy Doodle’s Adventures

Former Pembrokeshire College lecturer, Sarah King has written and illustrated a children’s book based on her own tearaway dog, Daisy Doodle. The picture book follows the real life adventures of Sarah’s lovable labradoodle, Daisy and her entertaining trip to the dog groomer’s in Daisy Doodle’s Dreadful Do. The first book in a planned series of […]

Carpentry student has the tools of the trade!

A Pembrokeshire College Carpentry student has been presented with a set of specialist tools worth £400 from Dyfed Training Group (DTG). Level 3 CITB apprenticeship student, Chris Caine is sponsored by DTG and was recently crowned Welsh National winner for Joinery and was also awarded a Silver medal at the UK National Final. Having won […]

Mary Immaculate pupils design for Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College are currently displaying the eye-catching artwork of local school children around the new Advanced Learning Centre site, Campus 6. Morganstone, one of the fastest-growing construction companies in Wales, is building the new state of the art facility with Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary being a close neighbour in Merlin’s Terrace. As part of Morganstone’s […]

College student supports local NHS recruitment campaign

Pembrokeshire College Level 3 Interactive Media student, Charlie Humphreys has recently applied his talents to a campaign to encourage potential healthcare employees into the area. As part of a wider recruitment campaign to attract medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals to come and work in the NHS in west Wales, Hywel Dda University Health Board […]

CENTRAL TRAINING – SUPPORTING WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION

English lessons for speakers of other languages Central Training at Pembrokeshire College are working with local employers to deliver  free and flexible 15 week programmes of English lessons. The course is targeted at those employees who struggle with English as a second language and aims to improve  workplace communication and productivity.   “Capestone Organic Poultry employs people […]

College lecturer attends The Queen’s Garden Party

Pembrokeshire College equine lecturer, Michael Butcher attended The Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May to recognise the excellent work he does with learners who have a wide range of physical or learning difficulties. Every year The Queen hosts four parties to celebrate and reward public service. Joined by Prince Philip, HRH Princess Anne […]

Valero donate steel to Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC campus have received a generous donation of steel plates and pipes from Valero Energy, Pembroke. The College would like to thank Paul Evans from Valero for organising the transfer. The surplus steel was delivered by Jenkins and Davies Engineering, who kindly collected the goods on behalf of the College. The Manager of […]

College student to perform on Olympic stage

A Pembrokeshire College student has been selected to compete in the Special Olympics GB National Games in August. Level 3 Beauty Therapy student, Lydia James earned national selection with fellow members of the Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club; Jemma Bowie-Hallam, Adele Veban, Leon Davies and Josh Critten. Lydia is looking forward to performing on the […]

Pembrokeshire College’s Digital Ambassador launch

Pembrokeshire College have launched a new Digital Ambassador project, funded by the Welsh Government through ColegauCymru. As the first College in Wales to pilot the project, four learners have been elected to promote the ‘e-badges’ scheme which will reward students for their Welsh language skills. Pembrokeshire College’s Bilingual Champion, Lisa O’Connor was delighted to be […]

Former College student’s S4C success!

A previous student from Pembrokeshire College has created a short ‘ident’ film for S4C which aired earlier this month. On completing his course at the College, former Graphic Design Student, Robert Lange went on to study a degree in Graphic Communication at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Now in his second year, he got the opportunity to […]

Pembrokeshire College students turn sculptors

Pembrokeshire College’s Bridging 1 students turned their hands to sculpture when they recently visited the School of Fine Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in Swansea. In a free workshop hosted by sculptor and UWTSD Fine Art lecturer, Sarah Tombs, the College students made wax sculptures working from a life-model. College Tutor, Heidi […]

College inspires young women on International Women’s Day

Inspiring the workforce of tomorrow Pembrokeshire College’s Central Training team attended an employment fair at Pembroke Dock’s Business Innovation Centre on 8th March to inspire the young women of Pembrokeshire to Think Big! Girls between the ages of 10 and 16 engaged in workshops, attended inspirational talks and met with representatives from a wide range […]

Lord Sugar’s Apprentice Celebrates Pembrokeshire’s Own

Pembrokeshire College held its annual apprenticeship event in conjunction with Apprenticeship Week 2017 last week. The award-winning apprentices were joined by Joseph Valente, the 2015 winner of the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’. Joseph, a former plumbing apprentice, gave an inspirational presentation about his apprenticeship journey and how self-believe, tenacity and determination finally got him hired by […]

College Engineering student’s Saturday Club success!

Pembrokeshire College’s Engineering student, Steffan Thomas will be featured in Swansea University’s newsletter to celebrate his development at the College’s Saturday Club. Steffan attended Pembrokeshire College’s Engineering Saturday Club in 2014 while he was studying for his GCSEs. At the College’s Saturday Club, which is funded by Swansea University, Steffan learnt skills in machining with […]

College students’ University offer

Pembrokeshire College Construction and Architectural Design student, Cameron Edwards has secured a place on Cardiff University’s Architecture degree course without even attending an interview! Based on his portfolio alone, Cameron was offered a place at Cardiff University’s Welsh School of Architecture to kick start his training, which involves a seven year programme of study. College […]

Community Hub

Community Hub Paul Sartori Thursday 23rd March 10am – 12noon Community Hub is a regular meeting place to link with local support and employment agencies. It is a fantastic access point for providers to advertise their projects and for clients to find out more about their work and what they do. Community Hub is about […]

College students donate to Guide Dog charity

Pembrokeshire College’s first year business students have raised £280 for Guide Dogs Cymru by holding an enterprise fair and renting selling spaces. As part of the Extended Diploma in Business, the group were tasked with planning, running and evaluating an event. The group have recently completed their project which saw them renting spaces to local […]

College Advanced Welding Success

A Pembrokeshire College Welding student has secured a place in the Advanced Welding Skills competition Wales Final after scoring 99% in the semi-final heat. College Level 3 Welding student, Joshua Nash competed against five other contestants in the South Wales regional heat and will test his technical skills in the all Wales final in April. […]

Cooking up a storm on the Emerald Isle

Two Pembrokeshire College Professional Catering students who completed three-month work placements in Ireland wowed guests to the Academy Restaurant last week with their culinary and front-of-house skills. During her placement Gwendolyn Wheeler had the privilege of working with top chef Enda McEvoy, who was named Ireland Best Chef 2016, at Michelin Star restaurant ‘Loam’. “This […]

Bands rock the College

Bands from College’s across Wales arrived at Pembrokeshire College on Friday ready to make their mark on the music world as they took to the stage as part of the Skills Wales Popular Music Competition.  Part of WorldSkills UK, ten bands from five colleges each performed three songs to a packed theatre. To heighten the […]

Former College student returns as Guest Chef

Former Pembrokeshire College student, Matt Flowers recently returned to host an evening as Guest Chef at the College’s Academy Restaurant, showcasing the culinary excellence of his own restaurant, The Salt Cellar, Tenby. Matt studied a National Diploma in Business at Pembrokeshire College in 2009 before moving on to work in the catering industry. Learning the […]

Students qualify for National Championships

Lleucu George, Phoebe Hewitt Fisher, Emily Pepler, Hannah Pusey and Katie Thicker have qualified to represent Pembrokeshire College and the region at the AoC Sport National Championships 2017, which take place later this month. Lleucu, Phoebe, Emily, Hannah and Katie fought off stiff competition from colleges across Wales to be selected to represent Welsh Colleges […]

College student recipe wins £25

Pembrokeshire College Level 2 Catering student, Monika Smarul has been featured in Take a Break’s My Favourite Recipe magazine. An avid reader of the magazine, Monika submitted her own recipe for a plump meringue with grapes and won £25 for her creation. Monika was pleased to see her recipe in print, “I read the magazine […]

College students win EESW challenge

Five Pembrokeshire College Engineering students have won £500 after coming up with a solution to a brief set by Valero. First year, Level 3 Engineering students James Hart, Harris Lovegrove, Rhys Rackley, Morgan Scourfield and Callum Williams entered the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) challenge, competing against over 70 teams from schools and colleges across […]

College students care in their community

A group of Pembrokeshire College students have completed a six month project working with St.David’s Care in the Community Residential Home, helping residents with a variety of activities and learning. Pembrokeshire College’s Level 3 Health and Social Care group lead workshops in arts and crafts, cookery, digital photography and gardening activities, helping a group of […]

Former College student lands role with TV’s Supervet

Former Pembrokeshire College Animal Management student, Kaitlynne Cutajar has secured a year-long placement at Professor Noel Fitzpatrick’s Supervet practice. Chosen from a cohort of 68 applicants, Kaitlynne went through a rigorous interview process including several exams, an interview with the clinical nursing team, another with the Professor himself before ending with an observed theatre session. […]

Holding their breath for the UK

Two Pembrokeshire College students have been selected to represent the u19s in Octopush World Champions this summer. Cara Gaskell and Oliver Charnock-Crawford attended GB team trials in 2016 for the underwater hockey sport called ‘Octopush’, a supreme aerobic sport that was invented in the early 1950s by sub-aqua divers in Southsea, who got bored just […]

College Engineering students rub shoulders with female pro’s

Three female Pembrokeshire College Engineering students recently attended the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference at the National Assembly of Wales, Cardiff to collaborate, challenge and inspire women in Engineering. As part of the annual British, Islands and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference (BIMR CWP), 25 delegates represented parties across the political spectrum on theme Women […]

Emiratis and Welsh meet for lunch

Engineering Diploma students from Pembrokeshire College recently gathered for lunch, but this was no ordinary lunch… The group were invited by a cohort of international students from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are currently studying the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical & Marine Engineering, for an exchange of cultural activities. Students Mana Almazrouei […]

NEW A-level Centre for Pembrokeshire Campus

A £6.6 million Advanced Level (A-level) Centre on its Pembrokeshire campus.  The new state-of-the art facility will support and promote inspirational teaching in sector leading learning environments, including new science laboratories, high quality sports facilities and vibrant classrooms. “By investing in an A-level Centre, we are investing in the future of young people and showing our commitment to […]

College Professor Receives an Invite from the Queen

Pembrokeshire College’s Head of International and Higher Education, Professor Rod Thomas recently attended The Patron’s Lunch to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s patronage of 600 charities on the occasion of her 90th birthday. As a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology, Rod was selected from a pool of 167,000 members from 127 countries to represent IET at […]

Awarded ‘Excellent’ by the British Council

What the inspectors said… “Many students stay with the same host family for a number of years and literally become a valued ‘member of the family’” “The teaching team is experienced and has been well established for many years” “The needs of a student’s security, pastoral care, information and advice are very well met” “The […]

Energising business

Last week saw Pembrokeshire College host an event to celebrate the £2 million Energy Sector Training project in Pembrokeshire which will be drawing to a close in June. Launched in April 2010 the project has seen over 1,500 individual learners from over 100 companies across Pembrokeshire acquire more than 2,500 qualifications. The Energy Project was […]

Working Options give College food for thought

Pembrokeshire College’s Extended Diploma students were visited by ‘Working Options in Education’ who came to deliver a motivational session on careers in the world of cake. College students listened with interest as Ian Mayo and Jill Downs from Finsbury Foods, Cardiff shared their top tips and experiences of working with celebrity bakers, including Mary Berry […]

Commercial training at MITEC

Pembrokeshire College’s Commercial team, Central Training, are now delivering a range of courses at the College’s MITEC site in Milford Haven. Delivering a breadth of courses from Plant related training, Management, Health and Safety to Construction or Care, Central Training is a ‘one-stop shop’ providing extensive commercial and bespoke programmes. A small group of learners from […]

Student Designs Road Safety Wales Christmas Campaign

As part the Road Safety Wales Campaign, Pembrokeshire College’s Interactive Media students were given a competition brief to create a short film demonstrating the devastation of driving, whilst under the influence of drinks and drugs. The creativity demonstrated by the students was so “outstanding” that only Pembrokeshire College’s work was submitted to the judging panel. […]

College’s Employment Bureau launch

Pembrokeshire College is proud to launch its Employment Bureau, a recruitment service which is part-funded by the Welsh Government to help young people find work. Local employers, such as the National Trust, Tesco, Happy Days nursery, St Brides Hotel, Allt yr Afon, Associated Healthcare, Morganstone, Consort and WRW Construction came along to find out about […]

College student’s winning logo!

A Pembrokeshire College student has designed a new logo for Pembrokeshire Care Society’s Action for the Homeless (PATH). Level 3 Interactive Media student, Dylan Evans-Mundy designed the logo when PATH approached the College looking to update their brand. Dylan was thrilled to see his work in print for the first time, “It’s really exciting to […]

Free Employment Update

Once the party invitations have all dried up…. we have a date for your diaries for the New Year: Hannah Dahill, Associate Director at Morgan LaRoche Solicitors will give a brief overview on the issues of modern slavery, which could affect us all. “The Modern Slavery Act requires businesses with a turnover of £36m or […]

Severe Weather Exam Arrangements

Pembrokeshire College will do everything possible to ensure that it remains open as normal.  In the event of adverse weather conditions, the College will do its utmost to open for those students taking examinations, even if the rest of the College is closed. Should buses not run, parents and students are asked to make every […]

WorldSkills Success for Pembrokeshire College Students

WorldSkills Success for Pembrokeshire College Students    Talented Pembrokeshire College learners proved once again that they are among some of the best young trainees in the UK when they joined 45 students from across Wales to bring back medals from this year’s WorldSkills UK competition held at the NEC, Birmingham during November. Christopher Caine, an apprentice […]

Pembrokeshire College lecturer gets Royal approval

Crowned UK FE lecturer of the Year at the Pearson Teaching Awards, Pembrokeshire College equine lecturer Michael Butcher was recently re-presented with the gold Plato award for teaching by HRH Princess Anne at the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) AGM. Michael was originally presented with his award in late October at a ceremony held in […]

College student chosen for Welsh Colleges squad

Pembrokeshire College Level 3 Business student, Fraser Finlay, has been chosen to play for the Welsh Colleges Under 19s football squad. Having played football for both Tenby and Haverfordwest first teams, Fraser joined the College’s Sports Academy so that he could continue to develop his sporting skills alongside his studies. Fraser commented, “I have the […]

10 Reasons to study with us

Government College – highly trusted and regularly inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectors. Cannot inflate fees, unlike private schools. Specialist mentoring and support for medical school entry (FREE) AND general university entry support (UCAS). 100% A-level pass rate A-C, A*/A grades 28.6%, 50% of Science and Maths entries achieved A*/A grades (2016). Students can have an extra […]

Skills For Industry Launch

SKILLS FOR INDUSTRY BREAKFAST SEMINAR 12TH JANUARY 2017  The £16.8 million Skills for Industry Project offers employers, and their employees, subsidies towards accredited qualifications from level 1 to level 5.The project covers the south west Wales region and is a partnership of colleges and H.E. institutions led by Gower College Swansea. Pembrokeshire College’s Skills for […]

College students create Welsh brands

Pembrokeshire College students recently put their thinking caps on to come up with a Welsh brand as part of a business Enterprise project. The Enterprise competition called for students to utilise Welsh materials and ingredients in their products to reflect Welsh culture, heritage or language. Creative ideas came flooding in with entries for a Welsh […]

The Apprentice comes to Pembrokeshire College

Destination Apprenticeships is coming to Pembrokeshire College. If you have played with the idea of becoming an apprentice, but are a little unsure as how to go about it, then this event is just what you’ve been looking for. Destination Apprenticeships, will be held on Wednesday 8th March between 4pm and 6pm at Pembrokeshire College. […]

Pembrokeshire College students work on a ‘wheelie’ good idea

Pembrokeshire College’s Engineering students are restoring adult bikes ready to be sent to Africa to help Community Nurses and Pastors to access rural communities. Level 3 Engineering Operations and Maintenance students will refurbish bikes as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate Community Challenge project. One of the students involved, John Lewis, was enthusiastic about getting started, […]

Pampering Pembs

A stylish new Beauty Studio has opened as a commercial venture staffed by two exceptionally talented former students at Pembrokeshire College. The studio – offering a range of contemporary beauty products for sale as well as a professional nail, make-up and beauty therapy service, seeks to meet the demand for trendy nail art, pedicure, massage […]

Simply Seasonal

The College’s newly-launched Simply Seasonal vegetable co-operative scheme is a huge success – it already has a waiting list as the enterprise team set up processes and see how to handle the logistics of the service. The College’s Enterprise co-ordinator, Karen Neville, said: ‘We limited numbers to 30 to make sure we could deliver the […]

Sweet Charity

A group of 11 Pembrokeshire College students are busy preparing for a 28-day life-changing adventure in the summer of 2013. Andean treks, rafting through the jungle, staying with an Amazonian family, carrying out a volunteer community projects and spending six days on the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands. Students need to raise nearly £4000 each in […]

Swedish Connections

Pembrokeshire College hosted a group of Swedish students for two weeks as part of a ground-breaking scheme to develop relationships between Wales and Sweden and enrich the experiences of the participants. Welsh students spent two weeks in Sweden before the Swedish group came to Wales. ‘Shared Horizons’ is a project for public services students and […]

Beachcomber Exhibition

An appealing art exhibition using driftwood, sand, willow and recycled materials evoking images of the sea can be seen at Oriel y Parc, which is showcasing the work of Pembrokeshire College students who are collectively the ‘resident artists’ at the gallery until June 13th. Entitled “Beachcombers”, the exhibition is a group show featuring the work […]

Welders show their metal

Trainee welders at the College swept the board at a welding competition held recently – managing to come first, second, third and fourth in the regional finals held at MITEC, Milford Haven. Young welders from colleges across south Wales came together to compete for a place in the Welsh Championship Final. First place went to […]

Para-Equestrian Showjumping

Pembrokeshire College’s equestrian centre manager Mike Butcher has been appointed Head Coach for the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) UK Show jumping, putting Pembrokeshire at the forefront of Para-Equestrian Showjumping in the UK. Michael Butcher, who’s been a lecturer in Equine Studies at Pembrokeshire College for 18 years, based at the Bowlings Riding School […]

Green Gown Awards 2011

We are delighted to announce Pembrokeshire College has made it to the Green Gown Award shortlist 2011. In the categories of Social Responsibility and Space Efficiency. 240 entries were received across the 13 categories and a judging panel comprising further and higher education sector luminaries was called upon to make some very difficult decisions. The […]

Great degree of success

The Blues musician B. B. King said: ‘The beautiful thing about learning is that no-one can take it away from you’ – this really rings true for people who didn’t make it to University first time round. Think of a University degree – and you may be thinking – tuition fees; loans; moving home; and […]

Army Careers

Students from The Army Preparation course at Pembrokeshire College recently swore an Oath of Allegiance to Her Majesty at a ceremony held at the Army Careers Office in Haverfordwest. Witnessed by proud parents, college tutors and army personnel, Sergeant Major John Warlow commented on this year’s cohort as being “particularly impressive”. Allyson Heeps from Pembroke […]

Top Training Award

Pembrokeshire College has beaten off stiff competition to scoop a prestigious award for delivering outstanding training programmes. The College has been named the National Training Awards 2011 Wales winner in the Large Employer Category. The company will now compete against other organisations from across the country to become the ‘best of the best’ and claim […]

World Class Skills

Four boatbuilding students from Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC school of Boatbuilding and Marine Engineering showcased their skills at the world’s largest international skills competition and careers event – WorldSkills London 2011 recently. Sean Allen, Gethin Jenkins, Joe Leighton-Trew and Zack Williamson went with MITEC tutors Mike Proudlove and Richard Davies Scourfield to the Excel exhibition centre […]

College 5* rating!

Pembrokeshire College have retained their five-star Food Hygiene rating following a visit from Environmental Health. The Academy Restaurant, which is run by College staff alongside Catering and Hospitality students retained their five-star rating after a spot-check inspection. The College Refectory, which is run by Chartwell’s were inspected on the same day and also retained the […]

Gold Plato for Mike

Pembrokeshire College lecturer, Michael Butcher, became one of just a handful of FE lecturers across the UK to be awarded a gold Plato Award for teaching at the recent Pearson Teaching Awards. At a ceremony celebrating the crème de la crème of the UK teaching profession, Michael was one of just 10 teachers from across […]

Top Results for English Language Learners

Pembrokeshire College has been teaching students from overseas for over 22 years, so it came as no surprise that the College’s English language team recently achieved exceptional EFL (English as a Foreign Language) exam results .  Most students raised their IELTS score by 0.5 and in some cases 1.0; this year’s cohort came from China, the UAE, Germany, Thailand […]

A-level Success 2014

This year has seen outstanding results for students studying their A-levels at Pembrokeshire College with 23 out of 25 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate and a record 33% of students achieving A* or A grades. After achieving three A* and an A grade, high-flying student James Taylor is off to Oxford University to read […]

Dutch Students Love to Learn with the College

Pembrokeshire College recently continued its long running cooperation with a group of Coastal Management and Animal Science degree students from the Van Hall Institute in the Netherlands.  This is the fifteenth field trip from the Institute, who have made the Pembrokeshire Coastline one of their favourite locations for Coastal studies. Angelique Kuiper from the Van […]

UAE Engineering Internship 2015

Pembrokeshire College is currently hosting students from the UAE who are participating in an engineering internship programme. Students have enjoyed a full itinerary of engineering taster classes including; electrical, marine and composites, culminating in an industrial trip to Valero Refinery. Alongside lectures and practicals, the students have enjoyed an abundance of cultural activities in one […]

International Farewell 2015

It’s that time of year again when Pembrokeshire College bids farewell to its international students. The event showcased an English language recital of Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ by Chinese and German English language students and a presentation about the UAE was professionally crafted and delivered by Emirati student […]

Come to Pembrokeshire

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs 186 miles around the coast of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Each stretch brings stunning coastal scenery, walkers, artists, surfers, wildlife, adventure and food! You never know what you might discover around the next headland. Double click on the link below: https://youtu.be/VcCivz7xW_g?t=14

Saving-Savvy

Fashion and Textile Design students put the high street onto the catwalk today (March 22) as they showcased fashion on a budget. With just £15 to spend, students plundered local charity shops and came up with a collection of vintage-inspired outfits that showed that they could be money and fashion-savvy. Their chic creations also showed other students […]

Voice

Written by Students for Students. Trying to get a student magazine off the ground is quite a difficult feat. It takes a great deal of hard work and time to produce a magazine that looks good, that’s interesting and relevant to a highly critical 16-18 year-old audience. The marketing department decided to tackle the student magazine […]

WorldSkills Begins

Placed students with their medals and certificates at the end of a hectic day. Pembrokeshire College hosted entry-level skills competitions recently: the Skills Wales construction competition, bringing together students from all over south Wales to compete in the ‘Built Environment’ skills of bricklaying; carpentry; joinery; painting and decorating at Foundation and Intermediate levels. Part of the WorldSkills […]

Dewi Sant

The College was full of St David’s Day hwyl today (March 1st) as student groups offered interesting and fun activities in the College atrium and the College community wore red and green with pride. Janice Morgan, Welsh Language Development Officer said: “We have had such a lovely day today with a really warm Welsh atmosphere […]

Skill Winners

Team Pembs: Craig Jones (joinery – 2nd), Dan Morris (brickwork – 3rd), Tim Sharpe (carpentry -1st), Endaf Makepeace (carpentry – 2nd), Zak Longthorpe (brickwork – 1st), Rob Philips (joinery – 1st). Well done to all the students competing in the Skills Wales ‘Built Environment’ competition  today (Weds Feb 29) – pictured are the home team […]

Skills show

Pembrokeshire College is hosting a Skills Wales construction competition today (Weds Feb 29) bringing together students from all over south Wales to compete in the ‘Built Environment’ skills of bricklaying; carpentry; joinery; painting and decorating. Part of the WorldSkills movement, Skills Wales competitions are being held in many trades and industries in the build-up to […]

Biz Launch

Young budding entrepreneurs with business ideas will benefit from meeting experts and role-models at a special Big Ideas event being held in Pembrokeshire College on February 1st. A full timetable of workshops and experiences have been designed to take participants through some of the questions and decisions that will need to be made to get […]

Second chance

Second chance students can now apply for Joyce Watson AM's fifth annual bursary for students who return to learning. Applications are open for The Joyce Watson 2012 Scholarship, which was launched in 2007 to assist mature students studying a full-time further education course at Pembrokeshire College. The bursary can assist towards fees, transportation, childcare, or other […]

Sound Recycled

Pembrokeshire College has donated an outdoor PA system to local running club 'Pembrokeshire Harriers' recently. The club will make good use of the kit and save on hiring costs. Peter Freeman, club chairman, said: 'we've been hiring PA equipment from the College for many years to assist with our events. Each year over 900 primary […]

mCommunity is Go!

An innovative scheme designed to help businesses access training and support via the use of mobile phone 'applications' technology was launched by Pembrokeshire College’s mCommunity Project  at an event in Swansea recently.  The mCommunity project is running two schemes – providing businesses and young unemployed people with access to smartphone applications and support to encourage learning […]

After School

Club Q – After school club for ages 11 to 16, starting Wednesday 22nd February from 4pm to 6pm. Limited places in each area, to book contact admissions on 0800 9 776 788 Film Making – Over 6 weeks you will work in small groups to construct a narrative, film and edit a short movie […]

A-level – Superb Results

Pembrokeshire College students have done superbly well in their A levels – improving on last year’s 97 to 99 per cent this year – with an incredible 15.6% per cent (twice the national average) of entries achieving A* and 27 per cent being awarded A or A*. A*-C passes have increased from 70 per cent […]

Logo landed

Pembrokeshire College student Kerry Thomas, aged 18, from Carew, won a competition to design a logo for a new recruitment website aimed at the spouses of members of the military. The new website ‘recruitforspouses.co.uk’ is the brainchild of former Pembrokeshire College student, Heledd Kendrick, from Fishguard, herself an army wife. Heledd, who now lives in […]

Skillweld Excellence

Skillweld heats (sponsored by Air Products) were carried out at MITEC recently when seven trainees and apprentices took part from various companies in Pembrokeshire including three of our ECITB trainees. The competition was extremely hard fought, the test pieces were judged by Pembrokeshire College lecturer Mrs Jo Bradshaw and Jon Pearsall, the Skillweld representative.  The […]

Engineering Futures

Year 12 school children and apprentices from around the county are working with top engineers from major employers as part of a scheme to promote engineering careers. The teams made use of Pembrokeshire College’s engineering facilities this week as they worked towards completing their six-month projects by March 2012. Milford Haven, Ysgol Y Preseli and […]

iPod Nano Winners

The Western Telegraph and Pembrokeshire College Podcast competition winners have been announced: two budding film-makers from Greenhill School, Tenby – Harry Whitehurst and Theo Morgan-Somers (pictured above with Assistant Principal Barry Walters.) Both boys, who entered a film entitled ‘Fingers’ Crossed’ as ‘Fishtank Productions’ told the tale of how good and bad luck can change […]

WI Achievement

The Women’s Institute has chosen Pembrokeshire College’s branch as a model for work-place WIs. The college has had a WI since March 2009 and was the first work-place WI to be set up in England and Wales. The group has 23 members and has advised other organisations on setting up a work-based group. Now the […]

Recognition

At an international conference organised by the British Council in Cairo to promote excellence in employment training in Africa and the Middle East, Pembrokeshire College and Coleg Gwent have won a British Council award for best practice in delivering an international project. The inaugural British Council award was awarded to the project for the most outstanding […]

Green Gown Award

Continuing its commitment to bringing about change to lower its carbon footprint, Pembrokeshire College gained a very credible second position at a UK-wide environmental competition recently. The College has consistently done well in the Green Gown awards – this is the third consecutive year that the College has come away with a position – last […]

Apprentice Excellence

Pembrokeshire College has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises the outstanding achievements of learners, employers and providers involved in the delivery of quality apprenticeships across Wales. Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert said: “I have been encouraged by the extremely high standard of this year’s finalists and the variety across all ages and […]

Gradwell’s mission –

 …to train 16,000 security guards for the Olympics  Debbie Gradwell, aged 31, from Tenby, is a former A-level and current PGCE student of Pembrokeshire College, has been tasked to help train the Welsh division of a 16,000 workforce to become the security team for this year’s Olympic Games. The team will be one of  the biggest ever […]

Boat fit for the Queen

Pembrokeshire College boatbuilding students are playing their part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations after helping to build the impressive 94ft royal barge ‘Gloriana’. Commissioned especially for the Jubilee, the Gloriana, powered by 18 oarsmen, will lead a pageant of more than 1,000 boats and 20,000 people up the River Thames from Wandsworth to Tower […]

Presiding Officer Visits College

During her recent visit to west Wales, Rosemary Butler AM, Presiding Officer for the National Assembly spent some time talking to students at Pembrokeshire College. As part of her visit, the National Assembly’s Outreach Bus was parked at the College and was open to both students and members of the public to register their views […]

Kids just want to have fun!

Level 3 Sport students at Pembrokeshire College completed three weeks of mini tennis joined by Year 5 pupils (aged 9-10) from Mary Immaculate RC School.  As part of their studies the students were required to coach pupils focusing on ball skills, especially forehand and backhand shots in a game called Champions and Lives, pupil Max […]

Spotlight on Hip Hop

17 year old Pembrokeshire College student, Rebecca Bradley, is creating a storm with her energetic hip hop performances. In the first year of the Extended Diploma in Sport, Rebecca is already through to the semi- finals of the Welsh Factor (Wales’ very own version of the hugely successful X Factor) and is planning on dancing […]

Cutting the Mustard at Jamie’s

A Pembrokeshire College student has proved that he can cut the mustard after joining the high-flying team at Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant in Cardiff. Catering student Craig Evans recently returned from a 10 month placement as part of a College bursary scheme. Craig, who completed a three-year catering and hospitality course, said the bursary scheme had […]

Caring Students

As part of their Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, students at the College have been working alongside St Davids Care in the Community supporting adults with learning disabilities to take part in a range of conservation activities. Organised by the College and Ian Meopham, a National Park Ranger with previous experience […]

Racing Ahead

Motorsport learners at Pembrokeshire College are learning in the fast lane following a fantastic result at the Llys-y-Fran Hillclimb. The annual Welsh Sprint and Hillclimb event held at Llys-y-Fran reservoir last weekend saw hundreds of spectators gather to watch as over 50 racing cars took to the track – all with the same ambition – […]

Tomorrow’s Heroes

A small group of elite Army prep students from Pembrokeshire College successfully competed at the Public Services National Competition held at Brooklands College recently. Competition was stiff, with 21 colleges competing from all over the UK for this coveted championship. Although the College team didn’t come away with the overall trophy, they did however, win […]

A plum of an idea…

Two sisters from Camrose, recently took a gamble and left their high-flying jobs in Cardiff, to set up their own enterprise, creating artisan confectionary called Oh Sugarplum. Laura, 25, formerly employed by the BBC and her sister Katie, 28, waved goodbye to the NHS.  “We spent many hours together in Cardiff making chocolates at the weekend. Our hobby became […]

Olympic Dreams

Two College student,  Jacob Thomas and Rhys Eynon are contributing to this years Olympics. Firstly Jacob, who achieved his dream of representing the United Kingdom at the forthcoming Paralympics in September 2012. Jacob, a sport science student, will be playing Boccia, which is a precision sport and similar to Boules. The sport was originally developed for people […]

Nail Champ

Kirsty Bushen, aged 25, from Haverfordwest, has won an impressive array of medals, prizes and certificates in her pursuit of nail art excellence; continuing to boost the outstanding skills of Pembrokeshire College’s Beauty and Complementary Therapies department. Formerly a College hairdressing student, Kirsty, who is also a busy mum with a two year old daughter, […]

Winning App

Many apps today are designed to engage with young people, therefore setting a conceptual app competition proved to be an exciting challenge for Pembrokeshire College’s students. The Centre of Excellence for Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS), a European funded project that was established by the University of Glamorgan set the brief. Students were asked to […]

Lasting Impression

An excited group of Haverfordwest V.C Primary School pupils recently spent a day experiencing what it’s like to be a student at Pembrokeshire College.   The mixed group of year 5 and 6 pupils had an action packed day which saw them take part in a range of activities from across the College.  The youngsters were […]

Ministerial Visit

Jeff Cuthbert, Deputy Minister for Skills, recently visited the College to meet WorldSkills engineering champions and tour the College’s 40 million estate and facilities that support over 8,000 learners. When the Senedd recently considered Estyn’s annual review, the Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews referred to the citation of Pembrokeshire College for its ‘good […]

Shortlisted Website

The only college in Wales to be shortlisted for top web design award. Pembrokeshire College’s marketing department has recently been shortlisted for a prestigious Heist award in the best website category. Euro RSCG Heist, a leader in education marketing, designed this category for colleges and universities to showcase their web prowess. The College will be judged on […]

Sports Flourish

Pembrokeshire College’s sports people continue to flourish, thanks to the support of a dedicated team of sports professionals, including ex international rugby player and Sports Academy Co-ordinator Kevin Hopkins. Kevin has been building the reputation of the academy by promoting talented sports people, aided by the support of Valero Oil Refinery, who sponsor the players […]

Club Q is back!

Don't miss out, sign up now for after school clubs starting week commencing 30 April, 4pm to 6pm. Clubs so far include: Drama – Tuesdays Film – Wednesdays  (now full, but we do have a reserve list) Hair & Beauty – Wednesdays Some comments from last half term: "Really good course & nice teachers", Lucy […]

Jobs Advice

The ‘Fairy Jobmother’ is ‘flying in’ to Pembrokeshire College to deliver straight-talking advice to help job-seekers and employers in west Wales. With unemployment and job insecurity being a real worry in rural communities as well as Welsh cities, the community and welfare to work team at Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest, has invited Hayley Taylor, (pictured) also […]

Trek Training

On Friday 23rd March the Pembrokeshire College Borneo Expedition Team travelled to Snowdonia in North Wales for their training weekend. It was a huge success, great fun and marks the final stages of preparation for their epic trip which begins on July 18th. Over the weekend they trekked high into the mountains, wild camped and […]

Paralympics ace returns to College

Bethesda Boccia ace Jacob Thomas was given a hero’s welcome on his return to Pembrokeshire College. Jacob represented Team GB in singles and doubles Boccia in the London 2012 Paralympics and was greeted by fellow Sports Diploma students, the Principal Sharron Lusher, teachers past and present and support staff. Jacob said “ I’d like to say […]

Confronting Reality

College invited to present at Alt-C conference Pembrokeshire College is leading the way in the use of mobile technology to engage with learners and small businesses across Pembrokeshire.  Following the success of the mCommunity project, Pembrokeshire College submitted a paper to the annual Alt Conference and was invited to present at the UK’s main conference […]

Green Credentials

Continuing its commitment to lowering its carbon footprint, Pembrokeshire College has once again been recognised for its green credentials by being shortlisted in two categories of the prestigious Green Gown awards. Already with a string of awards to show their commitment to improving the environment, Pembrokeshire College is at the forefront of making large buildings […]

Lecturer Silences the Dragon

Described as the toughest race in the world, Pembrokeshire College lecturer and ex-paratrooper Rob Thomson, battled pain and exhaustion to be one of the elite few to successfully complete the Dragon’s Back Race when it returned for the first time since the initial run in September 1992. Raising money for the Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust, […]

Places Still Available

With the new term up and running there’s still time to make a fresh start and apply for a course at the College. With award-winning support, state-of-the-art facilities and students from across the county, as well as overseas, you really can make a fresh start at the College. We still have places available on a […]

Principal Announced

The governors of Pembrokeshire College were unanimous in their recent decision to appoint Sharron Lusher as Principal following a two-day selection process.  Chair of the Corporation Derek Lloyd commented:  “We are delighted with Sharron’s appointment; as Interim Principal she has delivered significant developments to the College, enhancing the student experience and building links with local […]

A Tropical Adventure

Following a life changing expedition to the tropical island of Borneo, Pembrokeshire College students returned just in time to celebrate their A-level results. During the 28-day expedition the twelve students completed a number of community and conservation projects in and around areas of primary forest in Northern Sabah.  The exciting itinerary, put together by the […]

A-level Results

Another superb performance by the College… Pembrokeshire College has sustained its A-level results with a staggering 99% pass rate with 20 out of 21 courses at 100% pass rate. Students continued to achieve excellent grades across a wide rage of subjects, A – C 68% and A – A* 19%. The College’s Assistant Principal Dr Barry […]

Bridging the Gulf

A team from Pembrokeshire College recently took part in a British Council project to develop a working partnership with a similar educational institution in Kuwait to help young people to acquire skills and training to contribute to their economies and communities. The Kuwaiti Higher Institute of Energy, which offers electrical installation as well as many […]

Welding Success

Aspiring young welders from Pembrokeshire College showed they have the metal to succeed by gaining first place and joint second place in the BOC Welsh Apprentice Welder 2012 competition held at Gower College Swansea recently. The best young welders from across Wales went head-to-head in the national finals in a bid to take home the […]

MaDD around Pembrokeshire

Make a Difference Day (MaDD) has recently been introduced by Pembrokeshire College to encourage staff to strengthen local community links and participate in team building. A dedicated day of activities were planned, most of which were charitable, environmentally friendly and fun. Human Resources Director Kathryn Robinson said, “There was a fantastic response to this initiative, around […]

The Best In West Wales

An award-winning group of 14 Army Preparation students completed their 22 week pre-selection course at Pembrokeshire College recently. During their time at the College, this elite group of students won several awards at a coveted national championship held at Brooklands College in Surrey; they also successfully climbed Snowdon and have generously worked with several local […]

Art and design show 2012

Another year comes to a close with the College’s annual Art & Design summer show. Students have worked tirelessly over the past few months, stitching, moulding, painting, constructing and drawing to deliver another spectacular show.  “The transformation of the space is an exciting spectacle to witness in one week," Cath Brooks, Curriculum Area Manager. Pre […]

Stirring up a spoonful of success

Achieving a level 3 professional cookery qualification and completing a College bursary placement, can lead to job offers from international and national brands. In a hugely competitive marketplace, two former students are setting the bar high, having industry-ready skills that have taken them a long way in a short space of time… Putting the shine […]

Recognising Success

Pembrokeshire College last week celebrated the glowing achievements of students studying on technology related courses in its annual awards ceremonies.  Attended by students, their families, College staff and award sponsors, a total of 28 awards were given out to students who have excelled in their studies, showing exceptional motivation and effort. College Principal, Sharron Lusher, […]

Horsing around

Over 80 children and adults competed at the annual Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Pembrokeshire College Horse Show at the Bowlings Riding Centre, at Rudbaxton, near Haverfordwest recently. Riders from all over the county were at the competitive show-jumping event, and thankfully the sun shone, ensuring an enjoyable day for all involved. The show was […]

Exciting new venture

Pembrokeshire College has teamed up with local charity, Paul Sartori, to roll out an employment scheme aimed at helping young people to gain skills and experience in the customer service and hospitality industry. Six young people, who are currently out of work, have signed up for the 12-week Steps to Employment work-based learning programme being […]

Hannah Remembered…

Students did the College proud last week by raising over £700 for MeningitisUK in memory of College student Hannah Gwilliam whose life was tragically cut short by meningitis back in January. The fundraiser showcased a medley of bands that entertained a packed theatre of college students, friends and family. College bands Barely Shaven Monkeys, Children of the […]

Sweet success

The sweet smell of success is in the air for beauty and complementary therapy students at Pembrokeshire College.  Wiping the board at the recent WorldSkills regional heats, held at Bridgend College, the students came away with all six medals in the Aromatherapy and Reflexology competitions as well as first and second place in beauty therapy […]

Vamping it up!

A Pembrokeshire College hairdressing student has proved she has what it takes to stand out in the industry after winning the ‘Vamp it up’ competition at the prestigious Salon Cymru competition 2012 organised by ISA Training. Nikki Nelson, a trainee hairdresser from Cross Hands, made a memorable debut at Wales's top event for creative hairdressing. […]

High impact activities

Pembrokeshire College has received official recognition from Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) organisers for its business start-up activities run during this year's GEW. With a packed calendar of enterprise activities running throughout the academic year, the College currently has over 360 students who are actively engaged in enterprise activities both within and outside the College. The success […]

Paper logs burn bright

With winter fast approaching environmentally conscious students at Pembrokeshire College have been putting waste paper to good use making dry paper logs for use on open fires. As part of their Vocational World of Work sessions, students studying on the Bridging and Cornerstone courses at the College have investigated the impact of felling trees for […]

New era for Learner Voice

Pembrokeshire College is supporting a local social enterprise in the development of an innovative online service which enables any community to capture ideas, rate and discuss them before turning popular ideas into action. College experts in HCI (human computer interaction) have helped the business develop their new service by using the College as a ‘test […]

Simply Seasonal

Sustainable roots at the College In 2011, Pembrokeshire College students launched ‘Simply Seasonal’ a food cooperative providing a weekly organic fruit and vegetable service to staff and students at the College.  Supported by the Rural Regeneration Unit, the initiative has proved so popular that this year has seen the project expand to provide an even […]

Kelsey aids Air Ambulance

Pembrokeshire College student, Kelsey Race has become an official volunteer for the charity Wales Air Ambulance, with the aim of raising £5,000, she recently organised a concert at Sir Thomas Picton School, headlined by last year’s X Factor contestant John Adams. Kelsey, began fundraising for charity at a young age, spurred on by her brother […]

Winning animation

Adam Thomas, 18, an Extended Diploma Design student has won a national Dyfed Powys road safety prize for his ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ short film, which was designed to convey the seriousness of drink driving to schools in Wales.  The competition was rolled out to schools and colleges in all four police authorities in Wales.  […]

The Midas Touch

Pembrokeshire College’s talented nail art students shone at the recent WorldSkills UK competitions coming away with both gold and bronze medals. WorldSkills UK brought together the UK’s most talented apprentices, employers and learners in a 3-day Skills Show held at the NEC, Birmingham. Nail Art students Oksana Cooper and Kirsty Bushen represented the College at […]

Setting the standard

As the Skills Show gets underway, Pembrokeshire College students are hoping to lead the field in the beauty and complementary therapies competitions after securing all six medals in the aromatherapy and reflexology regional heats held at Bridgend College, as well as first and second place in beauty therapy and nail art. The seven girls are […]

Outstanding HR team

Pembrokeshire College’s Human Resources team has been officially recognised as providing an outstanding service to both staff and students. One of the county’s largest employers, Pembrokeshire College was awarded Outstanding Human Resources Team at the annual TES FE Awards gala dinner, hosted by Fiona Bruce and held at The Skills Show, LG Arena, Birmingham, on […]

Team Wales Hall of Fame

Every year, hundreds of ambitious students, trainees and apprentices across the UK get involved in skills competitions (such as WorldSkills UK and Skills Competition Wales). These competitions test who has the ability to be a champion. And for those who've got what it takes, career stardom awaits. This is a message from some of those […]

Welders make their mark

Talented young welders from Pembrokeshire College recently competed against some of the best young welders in the UK in a bid to take home the title of BOC UK Apprentice Welder of the Year. The finals of this prestigious competition were held during October at The Welding Institute (TWI) in Cambridge.  The three day event […]

AM pays a surprise visit

Students at Sartori’s Haverfordwest charity coffee shop had a surprise visit on Friday (2 November) when local Assembly Member Joyce Watson dropped in for a cup of coffee and to find out how the programme is benefitting learners. After a chance encounter on Bridge Street, as trainees handed out promotional leaflets for the café, Joyce […]

College awards scholarships

Eight high flying Pembrokeshire College students were rewarded recently after successfully gaining a place on the College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) scholarship programme. Now in its third year, the scholarship programme aims to help exceptionally gifted individuals to develop their full academic potential whilst also responding to the skills agenda for more people […]

Jumping for joy

At a recent Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Coaching Conference held in Warwick, Pembrokeshire College lecturer Michael Butcher was presented with the RDA Fellowship Award, the highest honour for the work he has done to introduce showjumping as a new Paralympic discipline within RDA across the United Kingdom. As head of equine studies at […]

Singing Sensations

Performing arts students at Pembrokeshire College had their vocal talents put to the test when the Welsh National Youth Opera (WNYO) visited as part of their travelling workshop scouting for future opera stars, aged 16 to 25, to join their innovative and critically acclaimed company. Dyfed Wyn Evans, vocal specialist with the WYNO, led the […]

A True Inspiration

On the 263rd day of his epic 2,012 mile “BRIT 2012 Challenge” walk, Phil Packer MBE arrived at Pembrokeshire College where a packed theatre eagerly awaited his arrival.   After suffering a severe spinal cord injury in 2008 and having been told he was unlikely to walk again; Phil challenged himself to walk the equivalent […]

Keeping it Clean

In the run up to this year’s Narberth Food Festival, students from Pembrokeshire College were called upon to promote recycling – making this one of the cleanest food festivals to date. Students from the extended diploma in business, along with travel and tourism students, prepared and made posters promoting recycling which were displayed throughout the […]

Full of Life

Pembrokeshire College sports academy girls and beauty therapists recently put their skills into practice when they took part in the Full of Life Event held at Letterston Village Hall on Friday Oct 5th 2012. Aimed at Pembrokeshire’s over fifties, the event was packed with activities and tasters from family history sessions to an introduction to […]

New Business Course

New business start-up course designed to help you make it happen. Starting in November, Pembrokeshire College is running a ten week course aimed at equipping people with the skills needed to start their own business or grow an existing small business. If you’ve got an idea for a new business but you’re not sure how […]

Steps to Employment

A joint venture between Pembrokeshire College and local charity, Paul Sartori, is already proving to be a huge success. The employment scheme, aimed at helping young people to gain skills and experience in the customer service and hospitality industry, has already seen the first six young people to take part in the programme gain employment […]

A digital future?

The first phase of an exciting and innovative project which could see the launch of an integrated digital tourism service for Tenby is now due to present its findings. The Tenby Smart Town project, a joint project led by Pembrokeshire College in conjunction with the Tenby Chamber of Trade and Tourism, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park […]

Further Sponsorship from Valero

Students at Pembrokeshire College continue to benefit from the support Valero has given to the College’s Sports Academy over the last 10 years. A donation of £14,000 has been used to help students develop their skills in sports such as netball, football, rugby and golf. The Academy’s aim is also to engender skills and confidence […]

Penguin Progress for Catrin

Penguin Progress for Catrin Pembrokeshire College student, Catrin Thomas, has landed her dream job after studying the Extended Diploma in Animal Care.  Catrin, who has since progressed to the Foundation Degree in Animal Science at the College, along with Folly Farm Zoo Keeper Caroline Gregory, (who also studied Animal Care at College), will be the […]

College pilots care initiative

Last week Pembrokeshire College was the venue for the launch of the long awaited Quality Assured Lifelong Learning Units for the Social Care Induction Framework.  Aimed at supporting the increasing number of individuals who wish to enter the sector as well as those already employed in a care setting, Pembrokeshire College is proud to have […]

Local school bucking the trend

According to Alliance Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) there is an ongoing demand for learning support staff in schools, this is due to an increase in the number of children requiring one-to-one support. With many schools failing to reach literacy and numeracy targets the government is now ensuring that learning support staff are trained to a […]

Recycling fun

With half term generally meaning expense for parents and boredom for kids, students on the twelve-week steps to employment/Engagement programme at Sartori’s Café, got creative and put on a fun and interactive recycling workshop. Children aged from 5 to 15 turned up for the two hour workshop and discovered how they can use every day […]

Students rise to the challenge

Students studying on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Pembrokeshire College are combining coursework with their own hobbies and interests to deliver OCN qualifications to clients at St Davids Care in the Community. The College students first made contact with St Davids Care in the Community last year when they […]

Hope for unemployed graduates

An innovate project being run by Pembrokeshire College in collaboration with Gower College Swansea and TSSG (the Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group in Ireland) is helping unemployed graduates to boost their skills and increase their chances of finding work. With an increasing number of graduates returning home after being unable to find employment, the experience […]

Starting up a business

Starting up a business…but need to know how? Pembrokeshire College recently launched a new accredited short course called Starting Your Own Business.  This 10 week evening course is designed to equip budding and existing business owners with the knowledge and skills to develop their ideas. Rachael Hughes from St Florence, had already developed a tried and tested […]

St Dwynwen’s Day

  Pembrokeshire College recently celebrated St Dwynwen's Day, which is celebrated in Wales on 25 January. St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which makes her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine. College students embraced this day with an exhibition from BA Design students, cake stalls, card making and nail painting. International students […]

Students coach children

First year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport students put their theory into practise by coaching Year 2 children from The Meads CP Infants and Nursery School in Milford Haven. The students coached over 90 children over three weeks. Pupils, aged between six and seven, participated in two 45-minute sessions following the Elevating Athletics coaching pathway, […]

Chef mentors students

Multi-award winning Chef and owner of the acclaimed Purple Poppadom in Cardiff, Anand George, was the latest high profile guest chef to be invited to the college.  Anand introduced a new concept of Indian Nouvelle Cuisine to catering students through practical, theory and hands-on delivery. An exquisite Indian meal was delivered by Professional Catering students to […]

We train, they succeed…

Pembrokeshire College has an exceptional team of catering professionals training young students to become tomorrow’s top chefs.  Recent success includes a first from College student Tom Morgan, aged 16, from Aberporth, who walked away as the local winner of the Springboard FutureChef 2013 competition. The brief was to create and cook a two-course meal in […]

College WI leads the way

A tutor with the mCommunity project at Pembrokeshire College was chosen as one of just five WI members to feature in the new WI Guide. Created to showcase the broad nature and scope of the WI, the guide features an introduction to the WI brand together with advice on how to set up and run […]

Free Online Language Courses

Whether you want to just "get by" on holiday or aim to progress further, these language courses offer a simple to use way of learning that gets straight to the point. Languages available: Arabic Mandarin English French German Hindi Japanese Polish Spanish Greek Welsh See attached flyer for more information or contact us on learndirect@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

What Next – LIVE

The plans are coming together for a new event to be held at the College, aimed at parents of Yrs 9 to 11 students. The aim is to give an impartial overview of the various post-16 options available to students, including A-levels, Apprenticeships and Diplomas. Guest speaker Johnny Ball has confirmed he will be attending. […]

After School Clubs 2013

Starting in January 2013 our After School Clubs are back! Each club is held once a week from 4pm to 5:30pm They include (at £29 per term): Code Club: Mondays, starting 14th Jan – The club will be aimed at introducing children to the world of programming and the use of logic to solve problems and […]

Work Programme Excels

Despite the recent negative press surrounding the Work Programme, Pembrokeshire College is proving that the programme can be an effective tool for helping the long-term unemployed back into work. Already operating way ahead of target, the success of the College’s Work Programme team has caught the attention of local Conservative MP Stephen Crabb.  Exceeding the […]

Students stand to attention

Last week Pembrokeshire College was host to both the Royal Navy Recruitment Team and the Royal Marines Visibility Team (RMVT) who visited the College to raise their profile and uncover some of the excellent activities being undertaken by Army Prep students at the College. The presentations were opened up to students from across the College […]

Hair & beauty spectacular

Aspiring hair and beauty students at Pembrokeshire College let their hair down and their imaginations run free last week as they took part in the annual AHT UK Hairdressing Competition. With a full line up of competitions including nail art, bridal make-up and hair styling, over 80 students took part in the event. As always, […]

A First for Cornerstone

Congratulations Cornerstone on an amazing victory in the Art and Design category in the Urdd Eisteddfod, Pembrokeshire. The group won first prize in the competition to create a 2d artwork for students under 25 who have additional learning needs. This is the first time ever that the students have entered this competition. The winning entry […]

Stateside opportunity awaits Livy

A Pembrokeshire College A-level student, Livy Collins, has been recognised for her academic prowess with an opportunity to participate in the Sutton Trust Summer School in the USA this summer. The trust was founded in 1997 by Chairman Sir Peter Lampl to improve social mobility through education. The Sutton Trust has funded over 200 programmes, […]

A Crafty Success

A Crafty Success for Community Cafe at Paul Sartori Pembrokeshire College’s Community Café at Paul Sartori in Haverfordwest opened its door just under a year ago and is going from strength to strength. This training enterprise was created to support Steps to Employment learners, aimed at helping young people to gain skills and experience in […]

Cara’s logo is a winner

New logo gives Pembroke 21C Community Interest Company its own identity Design students at Pembrokeshire College have proved that they already have the potential to work in a commercial capacity after designing a logo for another local organisation.  The first year Computers and Design students worked to a brief set by Pembroke 21C Community Interest […]

Digital Tutor of the Year

The future is looking brighter for many long-term jobless people in Pembrokeshire thanks to the work of Pembrokeshire College tutor Emma James and the smartphones that bring them daily learning, opportunities and encouragement. At last night's Niace awards ceremony (held at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff), Emma from Pembroke, was honoured for her tireless dedication […]

Hair raising style

A Pembrokeshire College hairdressing student has proved she has what it takes to stand out in the industry after taking home second prize in the ‘Avant Garde’ competition at the prestigious Salon Cymru 2013 competition organised by ISA Training. For Nikki Nelson, a trainee hairdresser from Cross Hands, this was her second win at Wales' […]

Betsan wins bake-off

College student, Betsan Towse, has used talents inherited from her baking enthusiast mother to scoop the top prize in an all-Wales cooking contest. Betsan, a Hospitality and Catering student at the College, battled it out with five other finalists from across the country to be named Skills Competition Wales winner for patisserie. Backed by the Welsh Government […]

RoSPA award for College

Pembrokeshire College has had its approach to occupational safety and health recognised in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The Gold Award, in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2013, will be presented to the College in a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham […]

Platinum award for College

College secures Corporate Health Standard Platinum Award Pembrokeshire College has recently added to its string of awards by achieving the Welsh Government’s Corporate Health Standard Platinum Award. An initiative for employers to improve the health of their workforce and their organisation, the Corporate Health Standard is the quality mark for workplace health promotion in Wales. […]

Welsh Pears

Cornerstone students from Pembrokeshire College recently worked alongside well-known local artists to create a magical and uplifting installation for the Riverside.  Students worked with art tutor Heidi Baker, artist Dawny Tootes, and learning support assistants Sheila Collins, Carolyn Eade and Sarah Lewis, to create the installation over a series of six art lessons.  Early in […]

Engineers scoop EESW award

Budding engineers from Pembrokeshire College are on a high after picking up the award for ‘Best Working Prototype’ at the recent Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) Awards and Presentation Day. Held at Celtic Manor, the students were among more than 60 schools and colleges to take part in this annual event encouraging young people to […]

Road safety partnership

In an exciting collaboration for students, Pembrokeshire College is continuing to work alongside Pembrokeshire County Council to reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving young people across the county. Following the success of Extended Diploma in Design student Adam Thomas, who won a national Dyfed Powys road safety prize for his ‘Don’t Drink and […]

Students prepare for the Urdd

Success for Aelwyd Coleg Sir Benfro Congratulations to the Cornerstone Group for winning first prize in the county round of the Urdd competitions for their art and design work. Their striking piece based on the theme of patterns in the environment was the culmination of many weeks of hard work guided by their tutor Heidi […]

We are the Champions

Another win for Pembrokeshire College – Complementary Therapy students swept the board again at the Skills Wales 2013 Competition for Aromatherapy and Reflexology: Gold medallists Sarah King and Tess Knight, Silver medallists Charlotte Williams and Jade Franz and Bronze medallist Tiffany Reynolds. The College’s complementary students have been winning consecutive regional and national competitions for […]

Celebrating apprenticeships

During National Apprenticeship Week, 11-15 March, Jeff Cuthbert, the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, visited Pembrokeshire College to meet with local employers to discuss their training needs. Now in its sixth year, Apprenticeship Week is all about raising the profile of apprenticeships amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media and celebrating the positive […]

Scott turns brass into gold

Scott James, aged 19, from Solva, has become another Skills Wales Champion for Pembrokeshire College. Scott, an engineering apprentice, brought home a Gold medal at a recent competition held at Coleg Sir Gar. Scott will now go through to the UK heat of the WorldSkills Championships later this year. The brief for this year’s competition […]

Focus College Status Secured

Pembrokeshire College football academy was one of eight colleges across Wales to recently be awarded the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Focus College status. During an award ceremony hosted by the Welsh Government, certificates were presented to representatives from each of the successful colleges by Wales manager Chris Coleman and Leighton Andrews, Minister for Education […]

Students get smart!

Pembrokeshire College students learn how to manage money with Barclays Money Skills. Last week, students at Pembrokeshire College benefitted from a series of tutorials and events learning how to better manage their money. The financial capability programme is part of a national scheme called Barclays Money Skills, which helps young people to learn how to […]

Xpress Yourself win GEC

Students from Pembrokeshire College are on a high after winning the Global Enterprise Challenge Cymru 2013, held in Cardiff last week. Seven students from Pembrokeshire College spent an exhilarating and exhausting 24-hours competing to win the Global Enterprise Challenge Cymru 2013.  With the Welsh title under their belts the students will now go forward to […]

Students back Fairtrade

As part of Pembrokeshire College’s Fairtrade Fortnight activities, students were joined last week by representatives from the Fairtrade Foundation and a banana farmer from the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Running from 25 February to 10 March, Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of Fairtrade products and urging people to buy […]

Digital innovation accolade

Pembrokeshire College’s collaboration with a Pembrokeshire-based social enterprise has been short-listed for a major ‘Digital Innovation’ award. The work being done by the College and LocalEyes, to promote and develop a new digital platform for capturing students’ ideas for improving the College, has been recognised by the Digital Entrepreneur Award (DEA) – the only national […]

Shwmae Day

Dathlu Diwrnod Shwmae – Hydref 15fed   Dewch draw i Goleg Sir Benfro ar Hydref 15fed i ddathlu Diwrnod Shwmae. Bydd llond gwlad o weithgareddau’n digwydd gydag unigolion, grwpiau, staff a myfyrwyr yn cymryd rhan ac yn edrych ymlaen i ddweud Shwmae.   Rhai o’r uchafbwyntiau fydd: ·        Fideo arbennig – Pymtheg ffordd o ddweud […]

Conor’s Apparel Success

At Pembrokeshire College enterprise is not just a buzzword – it’s the College’s mantra – inspiring young people to create and innovate.  With a dedicated enterprise co-ordinator to offer advice and guidance, students at the College are continually developing business ideas with a wealth of diverse and innovative business start-ups now in operation. To help […]

College gets life-saving equipment

Pembrokeshire College have recently been awarded match funding for life-saving defibrillators and training thanks their partnerships with South Hook LNG, the Welsh Ambulance Service and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru.   Funding received from South Hook LNG has benefited the Pembrokeshire area with the appeal aiming to train more people in emergency life-support skills and […]

College lecturer is made of iron

Sports and travel lecturer at Pembrokeshire College, Clair Davies, proved her steely determination to succeed last weekend when she secured second place in her women’s Ironman category with just seven weeks’ notice. After someone pulled out of one of the council awarded lottery places, Clair found herself with just seven weeks to prepare for this […]

Kathryn turns the heat up!

You’ve Gotta Winning Panna Cotta, Kathryn! Pembrokeshire College catering students turned the heat up to compete for first prize at the Tenby Rotary Club's Pembrokeshire Young Chef of The Year recently. Students were presented with a mystery box of ingredients by the two judges – former lecturer Phil Corp and Rotarian Mr Graham Fry. Students […]

Freshers’ fun

The start of the new term has been a huge success at Pembrokeshire College where new students have been welcomed by a team of Freshers' Angels. On hand to show students around and help with any queries, the three-day Freshers' Fair culminated in a BBQ in the courtyard with live music and entertainment provided by the Angels […]

S4C go MaDD for pond

Of the many MaDD activities undertaken by College staff, there was one in particular that caught the attention of S4C. Approached by Pembroke 21C Community Association, Julia Davies, Faye Ryan, Jenny Badger, Bernie Colfer, Wendy Salisbury and Chris Jenkins worked together to create a new wildlife pond at Holyland Wood. The pond was created as […]

Teddies takeover

Sartori’s Café in Haverfordwest was the setting for a teddy bear’s picnic as children from Roch School Kid’s club came together to take part in a teddy bear workshop. Run by Steps to Employment learners from Pembrokeshire College, the Community Café above Paul Sartori in Haverfordwest has been going from strength to strength with a […]

A* Grades Increase

Strong A* grades, 1.6% above the national comparator, have secured high performing students their places at some of the UK’s top universities. In addition AS outcomes saw a significant increase on last year’s results. High-flying student, Jay Burnett (A*, A, A, A) said, “College surpassed my expectations, all thanks to a great team of science […]

MP pays visit

MP pays visit to Work Programme Offices Delivering on behalf of Working Links, Pembrokeshire College has developed a proven track record in securing job starts for its customers since winning the contract in 2011/12 and now delivers across Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. To date over 1100 people across the two counties have benefited from the advice […]

Designing the docks

Third year architectural technology students from Pembrokeshire College will be holding their annual summer show at the Torch Theatre Gallery from the 21-31 August. As part of their course students were tasked with working on three projects connected to Milford Docks: a landmark building, a gateway building and conversion of the ice-house. As the largest […]

MaDD around Pembrokeshire

After the resounding success of last year’s Make a Difference Day (MaDD), Pembrokeshire College staff were determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better.  The current heat wave did little to discourage their enthusiasm with over 230 staff volunteering their services to help improve many local communities across Pembrokeshire. Director of Learner and […]

Sun shines on graduates

On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, the sun shone for those graduating in front of family and friends in the imposing atmosphere of St David’s Cathedral. For the third year running, two Universities were represented at the event – the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University […]

Going MaDD for charity

Pembrokeshire College is holding its annual 'Make a Difference Day' (MaDD) on Wednesday 3rd July 2013. One of the many projects staff at the College have set themselves is to walk the whole of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in just one day!  Staff will be raising money through sponsorship for a number of local charities: […]

Heading for Germany

Eight Pembrokeshire students are heading for a global challenge in Germany this weekend to show off their entrepreneurial skills. The students from Pembrokeshire College won the Wales final of the Global Enterprise Challenge in Cardiff in March, beating off over 100 other students from 18 colleges throughout Wales. They head to the EuroHub in Mainz, […]

A Fulfilling Student Experience

A local group’s continued commitment to conservation in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has secured them a third John Muir Award in the space of four years. Thirteen residents from St Davids Care in the Community achieved the Conserve award following a two-year programme with the National Park, with support from the National Trust and […]

New course with Chevron

Today, Chevron (former owners of Pembroke Refinery) announced an exciting new partnership with Pembrokeshire College to introduce a valuable new course into the manufacturing education curriculum.  Through their combined knowledge and expertise, experts from both organisations have designed a training programme which can have applications across many UK process industries.  “Chevron has worked with Pembrokeshire […]

Another Accolade for Student Jacob

ColegauCymru ‘Learner of the Year Award’ was recently presented to Pembrokeshire College student and Paralympic champion Jacob Thomas.  ColegauCymru / Colleges Wales is the national organisation representing all 17 further education (FE) colleges and two FE institutions in Wales. The annual awards ceremony celebrates outstanding learners and teachers across Wales. Kate Williams, Health and Social Care […]

An Electric Experience!…

Pembrokeshire College and Pembrokeshire County Council have embarked on a joint venture through the Sustainable Travel Project, by purchasing an electric car, a Nissan Leaf, worth £25,000. The council has already added several electric vehicles to their pool, but this is a first for the College. The Welsh Government funded project has proved to be a strong […]

Place at US university

Pembrokeshire College student Olivia Collens has secured a place at Middlebury University on the Sutton Trust US university programme. Olivia Collens, aged 17, from Cresselly who is completing her A-levels at Pembrokeshire College, has won a place and a financial aid package to study at Middlebury University in the US after participating on the Sutton Trust’s […]

Double Cap for Laurie

Pembrokeshire College sports student, Laurie Haworth, was celebrating last week after playing twice for Wales in just four days.  Friday 10 January saw Laurie make his debut for Wales’ Under-18s Schoolboys and then on Monday he played his first game for the Welsh Colleges.  As both Wales teams defeated Australia’s Under-19s Laurie was thrilled to […]

Shortlisted for two TES awards

In last week’s Times Educational Supplement (TES), Pembrokeshire College was pleased to find that it had been shortlisted for two prestigious TES FE Awards. Now in their third year, the TES FE Awards recognise the dedication and expertise of the people who, on a daily basis make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels […]

Visit by Secretary of State

Secretary of State, Iain Duncan Smith MP, visited Pembrokeshire College last week to find out more about their delivery of the Government’s Work Programme, which has been an effective tool for helping the long-term unemployed back into work. Pembrokeshire College is the lead deliverer of the Work Programme across Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Their successful back […]

Stylists comb together!

Aspiring hair and beauty students at Pembrokeshire College let their hair down and their imaginations run free last week as they took part in the College’s annual AHT UK Hairdressing Competition. With a full line up of competitions including nail art, bridal make-up and hair styling, over 80 students took part in the event. With […]

Animation is a winner

A Pembrokeshire College multimedia student scooped one of the top prizes for a second-year running in the All Wales Multimedia Competition run by Road Safety Wales. Ben Dazeley, a second year Computers and Design (Interactive Media) student from Carmarthen, was picked as the overall winner for the Dyfed Powys Police region with fellow students Theo […]

International Cap for Jack

Congratulations to Jack Britton in achieving his first international cap for Welsh Colleges U19’s, successfully making it through two competitive trails involving over 40 players to make it into the final 16 man squad. The Welsh Colleges team travelled away to Scotland for this annual fixture against our Celtic rivals which was held at Gala […]

Bronze for Charlotte

Pembrokeshire College Reflexology student amongst WorldSkills UK Competition winners at The Skills Show  A Pembrokeshire College Reflexology student has been celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony at The Skills Show, which took place from 14 – 16 November at the NEC Birmingham. Charlotte Williams was honoured with the bronze medal in Reflexology as she competed […]

Students pick up awards

Students from Pembrokeshire College picked up a number of awards at the first ever Radio Pembrokeshire Young Achiever Awards. Held at Folly Farm on Friday 15 November, College students Ricky-Lee Everest, James Taylor, Conor Ratcliff and Jacob Thomas were among 13 young people to be recognised for their achievements. Ricky-Lee picked up the Commitment to the Environment […]

5-a-side match report

WELSH COLLEGES NATIONAL 5-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT-12 NOVEMBER 2013 Valero sponsored Pembrokeshire College travelled to Swansea with a boys and a girls squad to compete in the National Welsh Colleges 5-a-side tournament, with the winners going through to represent Wales in the British Colleges tournament next year. In previous years the results have not always been favourable […]

Johnny Ball coming to College

 Johnny Ball set to help parents feel clued up – not clueless! After last February’s successful event, TV celebrity Johnny Ball, who is most famous for popularising Mathematics and Science, will return to the Merlin Theatre to help parents and youngsters understand post-16 qualifications. Industry experts, educationalists and a much loved and respected family favourite, […]

Scaling new heights

Two daring adventurers from Pembrokeshire College are bravely ditching their day jobs (temporarily) and pulling on their walking boots in aid of local charity The Paul Sartori Foundation.   Spurred on by each other, the work colleagues and long-time friends have decided that it’s now or never as they take on the challenge of a lifetime. […]

WorldSkills beckons

WorldSkills is calling for a group of students from Pembrokeshire College who will be leaving Pembrokeshire on Wednesday (13 Nov) to compete at the Skills Show to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from the 14-16 November. Within the sector the College has a reputation for punching above its weight when it comes to […]

Exciting football partnership

Haverfordwest Senior and U19s football teams found themselves in safe hands when they recently struck up a partnership with Pembrokeshire College sports massage students. In a first for the College, Haverfordwest footballers are set to benefit from a full programme of pre and post-match treatments delivered by the College’s sports massage students.  The partnership kicked […]

Full of Life event

Pembrokeshire College sports academy, beauty therapy and hairdressing students recently put their skills into practice when they took part in the Full of Life Event held at Narberth’s Bloomfield Centre on Thursday 24 October. Aimed at Pembrokeshire’s over fifties, the event was packed with activities and tasters, from an introduction to Skype to light exercise […]

The heat is on…

Last week Pembrokeshire College was proud host to the National Chef of Wales 2013 regional heats. Organised by the Welsh Culinary Association (WCA), this prestigious competition showcases the exceptional culinary talent of some of Wales’ best chefs and provides them with a platform for gaining official recognition for their skills.   The competition runs on a […]

Sports students race ahead

Two sports students from Pembrokeshire College are racing ahead from the rest after securing first and second place in the Dale 10k. Liam Bradley, aged 17 from Haverfordwest, and Laurie Haworth, aged 17 from Camrose, competed in the Dale 10k last Sunday and completed the course in just 37 minutes 6 seconds and 37 minutes […]

Unique art project launched

An innovative project being run by Pembrokeshire College is teaching students valuable life skills through the production and sale of art. Students studying on the Bridging and Cornerstone courses at the College are being given the opportunity to develop a range of valuable life skills through a seven week project titled Pebbles Pembrokeshire.   As part […]

College 5 – Merthyr 1

 Football Academy Match Report   ECFA/BCS LEAGUE October 16th 2013 – Pembrokeshire College – 5  Merthyr College – 1 Valero sponsored Pembrokeshire College made a belated start to the new season and embarked on their first league game with relish. The competition for places in the squad and starting 11 was very healthy and is testament […]

Design used for national campaign

  Pembrokeshire College Graphic Design and Interactive Media Diploma students swept the board at this year’s Ipos MORI Learner Voice competition. Second year design student William Rowe won the portfolio boosting competition, while fellow students Jamie Harries, Theo Payne,  Jamie Gray, Caitlin Flood and Jazz Hughes were all shortlisted for their poster designs. William from Haverfordwest, […]

Sally nails it again!

Pembrokeshire College student Sally Sanderson struck gold for a second time at the Skills Competition Wales Intermediate Nail Art competition. A Beauty Therapy student at the College, Sally competed against students from colleges across Wales, including Coleg Sir Gar and Ystrad Mynach, to win gold for the second year running. As part of the competition, […]

Energising business

Last week saw Pembrokeshire College host an event to celebrate the £2 million Energy Sector Training project in Pembrokeshire which will be drawing to a close in June. Launched in April 2010 the project has seen over 1,500 individual learners from over 100 companies across Pembrokeshire acquire more than 2,500 qualifications. The Energy Project was […]

Making the news

Pembrokeshire College media student Rosalyn Wild has made it to the final nine of a UK-wide competition to help discover the broadcast journalists of the future. Breaking Into News is an annual initiative run by ITV News and the Media Trust to give young people with a passion for news a taste of life in […]

Minister visits College

On Monday 24 March the Welsh Government’s Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis, visited Pembrokeshire College to meet with staff and students to see first-hand the quality of further education in Pembrokeshire.  College Principal Sharron Lusher commented:  “We were delighted that the Minister visited the College today and saw for himself the wonderful successes […]

College Takeover

Basement Records presents: COLLEGE TAKEOVER Music students from Pembrokeshire College will be taking over the Merlin Theatre on Wednesday 9 April in a gig organised by Basement Records. A record company set up by Year 2 music technology students, Basement Records have organised the gig which is open to both College students and members of […]

A Plumb Job

Pembrokeshire College apprentice, Callum Lowe, got through to the final of the Engineering Skills Wales Competition at Coleg Sir Gar recently. According to one judge, this years’ competitors were of a very “high calibre”, making it an even tougher task to assess. However, after five hours of meticulous machining of a Plumb Bob, Callum triumphed […]

‘C’ is for Challenge

A collaborative initiative called the 4Cs (County Council, Pembrokeshire College, Chamber of Commerce and the Community) was recently launched to reinvigorate the county town of Haverfordwest. Behind the scenes however, College student Harrison Mackenzie was working hard on an identity that would to help convey the union of the initiative. Diploma student Harrison, 16, was […]

“Just do it!” Like Jess

Part of the College's learning ethos is to promote entrepreneurship via the Welsh Baccalaureate, ESDGC and Global Enterprise – all of which encourage students to build local, national and international business perspectives. With this in mind, the business department has certainly helped to increase student Jess Webb's appetite for entrepreneurship. Jess has been committed to […]

School of Rock

Budding musicians from Pembrokeshire College rocked up at Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC) last week to take to the stage in the Popular Music category of the South Wales Skills Competition. With two College bands qualifying to play in the competition, all Level 2 and 3 Music Technology students travelled to NPTC to support their […]

Calling all men

Your help is needed to set up Men’s Sheds in Pembrokeshire. The Men’s Sheds movement began in Australia where there are now over 1,000 sheds in operation.  After a slow start, the UK has latched onto the value of men’s sheds in giving men a space in which in to socialise and pursue practical interests […]

Students show their metal

Students at Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC centre have been busy over the last few weeks competing to secure their places in upcoming UK skills competitions. February saw six students competing in the passive heats for UK SkillWeld.  With four hours to carry out three process (MMA, TIG and MIG), the students were keen to impress the […]

Talk is cheap

College expertise called on at national conference With a reduction in annual call costs of 55 percent, Pembrokeshire College is leading the field in the adoption of the Joint Academic Network (JANET) telephony purchasing service. Moving its telephone system, to utilise its broadband network connection, during the autumn of 2013, the College became the first […]

Dydd Dathlu Cymru

Students from Pembrokeshire College were joined in their St Davids Day celebrations by national singer-songwriter Lowri Evans. To celebrate St Davids Day the College held a Dydd Dathlu Cymru (day to celebrate Wales) last week and invited Lowri to join music student Ellie Fountain in providing a focus for the celebrations. Described by Bob Harris […]

College scoops 2nd TES Award

Pembrokeshire College was recognised again at the latest TES FE Awards, this time picking up the award for Outstanding Teaching and Learning Initiative. The only College in Wales to pick up an award at this year's event, this is the second year running that the College has been recognised at the TES FE Awards having […]

Sing for charity

As their Himalayan trek approaches, College colleagues Debby Kimsey and Karen Humphreys are taking their fundraising efforts to the next level with the help of one of the UKs best known choir leaders. Taking on the challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for the Paul Sartori Foundation, Debby and Karen have enlisted the help […]

School of Rock!

All work and no play, not at the College it seems… Every year College students hit the battleground for a knockout tournament of ‘Battle of the Bands,’ a Basement Records production. Seven bands rocked the College walls, but it was the band ‘Attractive Young Ladies’ (an all boy band) that took top spot! “This year […]

The crime of your life

College students deliver hard hitting message to All-Wales Conference Performing Arts students at Pembrokeshire College were called upon to deliver their hard hitting performance of ‘The Crime of your Life’ at the All-Wales Safe College Communities Conference held in Cardiff last week. Students studying on the first year of the College’s Extended Diploma in Performing […]

Countryfile calls

Students from Pembrokeshire College, Ysgol Bro Gwaun and Portfield School recently found themselves featuring on the well-known BBC Countryfile programme as part of their John Muir Discover Award after their project caught the attention of the BBC. In early January members of the John Muir Discover Award team met at the Iron Age fort, Castell […]

Biology Olympiad 2014

Pembrokeshire College is building a reputation of competing at a high level in regional and national competitions. From vocational skills to academic competitions the College is proving to be a tough opponent. Challenging and gruelling are just some of the words used to describe the Biology Olympiad Competition, but that did not deter the College’s […]

Tasters

Thinking about your Choices, why not give these a try? We are offering taster, short courses for 14-16 year olds in Psychology, Fine Art Photography & Engineering. Call Freephone 0800 9 776 788 to book (if you are under 16 please ask your parents to book). Fine Art Photography Aged 14 – 16 Tuesdays from 4th February 2014 8 […]

A-mazing results

A* Grades at Pembrokeshire College: Double the Welsh Comparator This year has seen outstanding results for students studying their A-levels at Pembrokeshire College with 23 out of 25 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate and a record 33% of students achieving A* or A grades.  Pembrokeshire College students have achieved some of the best results […]

Exceptionally talented

A former Pembrokeshire College Apprentice, now employed by Keating Joinery in Narberth, joined over 100 of the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners last month to battle it out in three days of competitions with the aim of securing a place in Squad UK for WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015. Dominic Hicks (aged 20 from Carew) […]

College offers Swansea Uni degrees

Swansea University Engineering degrees at Pembrokeshire College The recent launch of the College University Skills Partnership (CUSP), a collaboration that extends the reach of higher education in the geographical areas covered by the further education partners, means that Swansea University engineering degree pathways are now available to study at Pembrokeshire College. The founding members of […]

Staff go MaDD

College Staff go MaDD for the Community The College’s annual Make a Difference Day (MaDD) took place earlier this month and saw over 100 staff provide support to 13 community projects right across the county.  Projects ranged from painting work at the Avenue Social Centre in Tenby, to Balsam bashing for Pembroke 21C and painting […]

Graduation 2014

On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, the rain did little to dampen the spirits of those graduating in front of family and friends in the magnificent setting of St David’s Cathedral. Almost 500 people attended the event, held on Friday 4 July, to witness students receiving their degrees, HNDs, […]

OFTEC trainee of the year

A Pembrokeshire College trainee was recently recognised as Trainee of the Year at OFTEC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence. The best talent in the oil heating industry was showcased at OFTEC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence held in June with both installers and manufacturers recognised for their achievements. More than 170 industry guests attended the Awards which […]

RDA Horse Show

The annual RDA Horse Show took place in glorious sunshine on June 18th 2014, hosted by the Bowlings Riding centre and Pembrokeshire College.   Enthusiastic riders didn't let their disabilities be a barrier to them showcasing their skills in a series of challenges which took place in front of an appreciative audience of well-wishers and family members. […]

Food for thought

Design project gives students food for thought As Fishguard’s Transition Community Café goes from strength to strength, students on the interactive media course at Pembrokeshire College were called upon to develop an overarching design theme for the café as it approached its first birthday. With various materials already in place for the Café, Tracy Whistance, […]

Celebrating adult learners

As part of the national Adult Learners Week celebrations, Pembrokeshire College hosted a NIACE Inspire! Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of adult learners from across Pembrokeshire. Held in the College’s Academy Restaurant, the event was hosted by the College’s community team with certificates presented by College principal Sharron Lusher.   As part of the event […]

Chairman stands down

Pembrokeshire College Chairman stands down after almost 20 years at the helm. Derek Lloyd recently chaired his last meeting of the Pembrokeshire College Corporation Board of Governors after 19 years as Chairman.  Derek became a member of the Board in 1992 and became Chairman in April 1995 following the retirement of Councillor Bill Phillips. In […]

A window on business

After successfully completing their visual merchandising unit, extended diploma in business students from Pembrokeshire College put their newly acquired skills to good use creating an eye-catching window display for the Paul Sartori charity shop in Bridge Street, Haverfordwest. The visual merchandising element of the course is aimed at equipping students with the skills needed to […]

Gateway to employment

A Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) project delivered by Pembrokeshire College is drawing to a close after proving to be a great success. Launched in September 2013 the European Social Fund and WCVA funded Engagement Gateway project has provided over 90 qualifications from Levels 1-3 in areas including customer services, first aid and food […]

Best in the west

There’s no time to relax for complementary therapy students at Pembrokeshire College after they scooped four medals at the recent WorldSkills UK regional heats held in Birmingham. This is the fifth year that the College’s complementary therapists have come home with a collection of medals in the regional heats.  This year medals went to Lauren […]

Let us help you

On Wednesday 2 July, Pembrokeshire College will be holding its annual Make a Difference Day (MaDD) and is looking for community groups and charities that could benefit from a helping hand. Each year, as part of Make a Difference Day, the College releases staff to undertake projects that will make a difference to the local […]

The Wales We Want

Revolutionary system putting students at the heart of decision making Pembrokeshire College, in conjunction with VocalEyes, is putting learners at the heart of the Welsh Government’s ground-breaking National Conversation on The Wales We Want. Learners at Pembrokeshire College are being encouraged to have their voice heard and play an active role in shaping how Wales […]

World-class welding

A talented welder from Pembrokeshire College has been selected for a chance to take part in the final of a national welding skills competition – SkillWeld 2014 – to find Britain’s top trainee welder. 24-year-old Nathan Davies, a Pembrokeshire College MITEC School of Boat Building & Marine Engineering student and an apprentice welder at Main […]

Singing for charity

With their Himalayan trek almost upon them, Pembrokeshire College colleagues Debby Kimsey and Karen Humphreys are embarking on the final stages of their fundraising efforts. Having almost reached the £6,000 target needed to take part in the challenge, Debby and Karen are soon set to be singing from the mountain tops.  Thanks to a little […]

Delivering in the rainforest

Pembrokeshire College educating footballers in the Malaysian rainforest. Pembrokeshire College has been recruiting international students for over twenty years. From the United Arab Emirates, China and Hong Kong, the usual countries that educational institutions recruit from – but the rainforest in Malaysia, now this must surely be a first! Travel one hour east of Kuala […]

Raising money for charity

Well done to students from Bowlings, Hairdressing, Army Preparation and Sport who came together last month to raise in excess of £350 for Sports Relief. In a bid to raise as much money as possible, throughout the day the students took part in a range of challenges including a minibus push and fire engine pull […]

A royal feast

During the latest royal visit to Pembrokeshire, six hospitality and catering students from Pembrokeshire College were called upon to provide a silver service banquet at Picton Castle attended by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. This is the sixth occasion that hospitality and catering students from the College have […]

Mixing with the A-list

Pembrokeshire College student Josh Veale recently found himself rubbing shoulders with the stars at the BFI London Film Festival in Leicester Square. Josh, who is studying on the Media Studies course at the College attended a star-studded screening of the film ‘Fury’ with education charity ‘Into Film’ before interviewing leading man Brad Pitt on the […]

Green Dragon Level 5

Pembrokeshire College has recently been awarded the highly esteemed Green Dragon Level 5 accreditation of Groundworks Wales Green Dragon Environmental Management Standard.  Following its recent annual audit, Pembrokeshire College was granted this prestigious award in recognition of the College’s continued commitment to the environment.  Emma James, Head of Health and Safety at Pembrokeshire College commented: […]

Sporting Success

Students from Pembrokeshire College successfully took part in the British Colleges Championships held in Cardiff on Monday 10th November 2014. The College’s recently formed men’s basketball team performed well throughout the championships.  Despite playing with a depleted squad, the team won their matches against Merthyr and Coleg Gwent X-keys to finish in sixth place overall […]

Design For Life

Pembrokeshire College art students excel in the Creative Industry Sector. Former Pembrokeshire College student, Ellice Williams, studied a graphic design and foundation course before attending Kingston University, where she completed a degree in design. Ellice discovered her flair for Design after securing a work placement at M&C Saatchi in London; she is currently working as […]

All set to compete

Pembrokeshire College are proud to announce that nine of their students have made it through to the WorldSkills finals next month.  The College has a strong record of students competing at WorldSkills but this is a record number of students for the College and it’s a massive achievement for them to be competing at this […]

Saturday Clubs

Saturday Clubs are Back! Five weeks at £25 Performing Arts – express yourself Art & Design – Unleash your creativity Six weeks at £30 Animal Care – Find out how to care for our furry, feathered and scaly friends Engineering – Introduction to machine shop operations All starting this Saturday (8th November) 10am to 12noon for […]

#LOVEBRICK

Brick Industry Supports Pembrokeshire’s Young Bricklayers In a bid to boost the country’s number of budding brickies, the Brick Development Association (BDA) is bringing its #LOVEBRICK roadshow to Pembrokeshire College on Tuesday 18th November. The BDA is working with the Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) to drive the study of bricklaying forward and increase the […]

Students question Crabb

  Preseli Pembrokeshire MP, and the new Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb, spent an afternoon speaking to Welsh Baccalaureate (WBQ) students at Pembrokeshire College recently. As part of their WBQ studies students are required to participate in a range of activities to explore the question, 'why is politics important?’ The Q & A […]

Coastal learning for Dutch

Pembrokeshire College recently continued its long running cooperation with a group of Coastal Management and Animal Science degree students from the Van Hall Institute in the Netherlands.  This is the fifteenth field trip from the Institute, who have made the Pembrokeshire Coastline one of their favourite locations for Coastal studies. Angelique Kuiper from the Van […]

Beauty, guts & gore

Beauty student goes out on a limb Opening up her own studios in London, former Pembrokeshire College student, Jennifer Nelson proves that a vocational beauty course can teach you more than the art of applying eye shadow. Jennifer’s natural flair for creating gruesomely realistic make-up effects was ignited during her time at Pembrokeshire College, where […]

Shwmae Day

The College is busy with preparations as ‘Shwmae Su’mae day’ gets closer. A group of Information Technology students have already taken part in a competition and the winning work will be displayed in the Atrium on Shwmae day. The focus of the day is to encourage everyone, regardless of their language ability to take pride […]

Women in Construction

Pembrokeshire College is building a reputation of attracting females into vocational courses that are traditionally taken by males. Chelbie Jones, 17 from Pembroke, is just one of many helping push females into the forefront of the construction industry.  Chelbie is a second year carpentry apprentice who has benefited greatly by the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme that is […]

Back to nature

A group of Pembrokeshire College students got their hands dirty last week when helping to transform the Port of Milford Haven’s solar array into a haven for wildlife. The 20,000 panel system at Liddeston Ridge was officially switched on in April this year and to date has generated over 3.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity- […]

Over the Moon

Former Pembrokeshire College students, Ella Burton and Hannah Crofton, recently launched a business venture called The Paper Moon. No not a card or stationery business, but a 10 feet high resin cast moon photo-booth. Ella studied A-levels and Hannah a Graphic Design Diploma, collectively they acquired the necessary skills to collaborate on such an ambitious […]

Made of IRON

A Pembrokeshire College lecturer is set to show the world what she is made of as she gets ready to embark on one of the world’s ultimate endurance challenges – the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Clair Davies, a sports and travel lecturer at the College, has already proved her steely determination by securing […]

Swapping the sun for lab coats

Two savvy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students from Pembrokeshire College replaced four weeks of their summer holidays for a research placement via the Nuffield Foundation – a charitable trust working to improve social well-being by funding research and innovation in education and social policy.   College A-level students Sarah Cooper and Amy Staff […]

Summer School Success

A group of art and design students from Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (SUAC), Hamamatsu, Japan successfully completed an English Summer School Programme at Pembrokeshire College recently.  The programme incorporated British culture, modern British society and a colourful twist of Welsh culture and memorable Pembrokeshire hospitality.  By the end of the programme 80% of […]

Ready, steady, pour…

When it comes to the Ice Bucket Challenge no-one is safe, as Pembrokeshire College Principal Sharron Lusher found out when she was volunteered to take the icy challenge alongside Deputy Principal Barry Walters and Assistant Principal Dave Evans. Only days into the new term, the College’s senior managers had no idea that the academic year […]

Spaces available

Apply NOW – last few places remaining If you are interested in studying a full-time course at the College there are a few courses that still have places but hurry as courses are filling quickly. See below for a list of courses that are still recruiting, click on the link to find out more about […]

Welcome Freshers’

Freshers’ Fair welcomes new students   New students were welcomed to Pembrokeshire College today with live music, sunshine and zombies! Over 800 new students arrived at the College’s main campus in Haverfordwest to start their course today.  For the new students, Freshers’ Fair was their opportunity to find out about the various opportunities and services […]

British Biology Olympiad

A record 6,189 students from 582 schools took part in this year’s British Biology Olympiad (BBO) including eight of Pembrokeshire College’s A-level Biology students. Dr Andrew Treharne MBE CBiol FSB, Chair, UK Biology Competitions commented: “This is another record-breaking year for participation and the standard of entries was as high as ever. Many congratulations to […]

Anne Frank Exhibition

Pembrokeshire College has been chosen as the host venue for the acclaimed “Anne Frank: A History for Today” exhibition which will be open to the public until Friday 20 March.  The exhibition tells the story of the Frank family in the context of the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust, and explores the value of […]

Mini Tennis Coaching

Pembrokeshire College Sports students were delighted to take part in a Mini Tennis Coaching scheme run by the Urdd this week. Funded from the ‘Profiadau Preswyl’ project with money from the Welsh Assembly Government, it is set up for college students across Wales to develop Welsh language skills in a practical, coaching environment. The Urdd […]

Rome for Dan

Pembrokeshire College sports student Dan Evans, has enjoyed an exceptional year in his football career gaining representative honours for Welsh Colleges U19’s and U18’s teams and the Welsh Schools U18’s team. Dan will now be travelling to Rome for the Roma Caput Mundi Tournament from Sunday 8th March – Friday 13th March, an invite only competition involving […]

Baroness pays a visit

Earlier this week Baroness Randerson visited Pembrokeshire College as part a tour of west Wales exploring energy, education and women entrepreneurs. During her visit to the College Baroness Randerson heard about the proposals to transform education in Pembrokeshire and the College’s commitment to delivering apprenticeships before meeting with apprentices and students from the UAE who […]

WOW attracts the BBC

Students studying on the Foundation Degree in Animal Science at Pembrokeshire College recently found themselves joined by the BBC Countryfile team for a day of porpoise spotting on Stumble Head. The day was part of one of the popular Wildlife Observer Wales (WOW) courses which are a collaboration between Sea Trust and Pembrokeshire College and […]

Paul’s Pledge

Earlier this week Pembrokeshire College was the venue for the launch of a county-wide anti-violence campaign named Paul’s Pledge. Paul Pugh, a 34 year-old from Ammanford, was left in a coma for two months following a vicious and unprovoked assault in January 2007 which left him having to learn how to walk and talk again. […]

Breeding entrepreneurs

Recent months have seen entrepreneurial success for both a former and a current student of Pembrokeshire College’s Animal Care Department. Francesca McCaffery, successfully graduated on the foundation degree in animal science course last summer having originally started at the College back in 2009 on the national diploma in animal management.  With a love of working […]

Uniting students

With equality and diversity high on the College’s agenda, yesterday saw over 300 students from subject areas as diverse as plumbing and hairdressing attend a talk by the Unity Project on Travellers and the Gypsy community. The 30 minute presentation formed part of the College’s equality and diversity programme and aimed to dispel some of […]

Celebrating success

Six months after completing their A-levels and Extended Diplomas, former students were invited back to Pembrokeshire College for the College’s first annual awards ceremony where their outstanding academic achievements were recognised. On Thursday 18 December almost 40 former students were joined by 150 guests, lecturers and representatives from local businesses, all looking to celebrate the phenomenal […]

Digitising Learning

The expertise of Dr Geoff Elliott, Learning and Technology Development Manager at Pembrokeshire College, has been duly recognised this year as he goes from strength to strength in the world of learning and technology. Employed by the College in 2003, Geoff is currently developing innovative ways in which lecturers can use new or existing technology […]

Become a Host Family

Over the last twenty years, Pembrokeshire College has welcomed many international students from all over the world.  Thanks to the accommodation offered by Homestay families, the College has been able to offer its international students the unique opportunity to learn about everyday Pembrokeshire family life, enabling them to improve their understanding of the English language […]

Shortlisted for two TES Awards

The countdown to the most prestigious event in the further education calendar has begun with the publication of the shortlist for the TES FE Awards 2015. On Friday (12 December) it was revealed that Pembrokeshire College has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards: Outstanding Contribution to a Subject or Vocational Area, for its work at […]

Promoting Road Safety

As part of its Safety Awareness Campaign, this week Pembrokeshire College has been working in conjunction with Dyfed Powys Police, the Fire Service and Pembrokeshire County Council to highlight the effects of drugs and alcohol in the run up to the Christmas period.  With an established history of working alongside Dyfed Powys Police, Tuesday 9 […]

Rotary Young Musician

Drumming to a different beat: A Pembrokeshire College music technology student broke the mould at the recent Rotary Young Musician competition where his drum playing secured him second place in a competition dominated by classical musicians. First year music technology student, Charlie Scarr, entered the competition after being prompted by College music technology lecturer Tim Lambert […]

Student flies high

A Pembrokeshire College engineering student is flying high after receiving his Private Pilot’s Licence aged just 17. Tom Preece, a first year engineering student at the College, isn’t able to drive yet but aged just 16 he took his first solo flight in a two-seater Cessna 150 and soon after qualified to fly a four-seater […]

Book deal for Alais

A Pembrokeshire College lecturer is celebrating after securing her first publishing deal for her book ‘I Don’t Get It.’ Having struggled with dyslexia throughout her life, College lecturer Alais Winton, decided to put her experiences of coping with dyslexia to good use through a collection of tried and tested learning strategies aimed at helping young […]

Getting stuck in

Students studying on the thirteen week traineeship in construction at Pembrokeshire College are getting a real feel for the industry with one of their weekly lessons taking place at Stackpole Walled Gardens. Each week the students are undertaking a range of practical activities, putting into practice the skills they are learning as part of their […]

WorldSkills success

WorldSkills Success for Pembrokeshire College Students        Three Pembrokeshire College learners were among 26 students from across Wales to bring back medals from this year’s WorldSkills competition held at the NEC, Birmingham, last week (13-15 November).  Bringing home two silvers and a bronze were Sally Sanderson who secured silver in Nail Art, Nicola Ashby who picked […]

Young achievers

Pembrokeshire College students, past and present, were recognised at the Radio Pembrokeshire Young Achiever Awards held at Folly Farm on Friday 7th November. Kathryn Manson, Max Bevan, Amy Staff, Joe Coombe and Matthew Richmond, were among 14 young people and local groups to be recognised for their achievements. Kathryn Manson was awarded the Young Apprentice […]

ColegauCymru Awards

Pembrokeshire College shortlisted for three ColegauCymru Awards This year has seen Pembrokeshire College shortlisted in three out of the nine ColegauCymru award categories.  Shortlisted submissions are: Promoting Equality and Social Justice; Promoting Welsh-medium/Bilingual Learning; and Teacher of the Year. Representatives from the College will be attending the 2015 Awards Ceremony which will take place at Venue Cymru, Llandudno […]

Eisteddfod success

A clean sweep for students in the Eisteddfod Students from the Extended Diploma in Interactive Media are celebrating a clean sweep in the competition to create an app in the Eisteddfod for both the under 19 and under 25 categories. In the under 19 category the prizes were awarded as follows: 1st – Tim Brown-Lees, […]

Move Over Stella…

Pembrokeshire College student Beth Lewis from Hakin, has secured her place to study Fashion and Design, Women’s-wear at the world renowned Central Saint Martins, London. The application process was not for the faint hearted, 5,000 worldwide Stella McCartney and John Galliano wannabes applied (both notable former students), 100 shortlisted and 40 invited to the school […]

Jake is a cut above the rest!

Pembrokeshire College hairdressing student, Jake Morgan has proved he has what it takes to stand out in the industry after taking home first prize in the ‘Barbering’ competition at the prestigious Salon Cymru 2015 competition.  Jake entered the ‘Barbering’ category where judges were looking for stylists to cut, style and finish a look in 30 […]

Multi-coloured for charity

A Pembrokeshire College student has dyed his hair all seven colours of the rainbow in aid of the Motor Neuron Disease Association. IT student, Lloyd Evans, embarked on the challenge after talking with his friends evening and has so far raised £250 to help people with Motor Neuron Disease. Lloyd said ”It started out as […]

Pearson Award Finalist

Spotlight shines on outstanding education professionals as the “Oscars for teachers” selects finalists for 2015! William Bateman, an engineering lecturer at Pembrokeshire College, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards. Finalists were selected from thousands of nominations from across the UK and William joins a list of 67 exceptional teachers, […]

Eisteddfod Success

Llongyfarchiadau and congratulations to students from the College who have been successful in the Art and Design competitions in the Eisteddfod. Georgie Leeke, a fashion student has won first in the art under 19 category. Lecturer Sally Thomas said:  “Students from the ED fashion and textiles course at Pembrokeshire College have, once again, achieved success with […]

SkillBuild Success

Three Pembrokeshire College learners recently attended the Regional Skills Wales Competition for the Built Environment held at Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen and are now all through to the national final. The SkillBuild competition was open to all trainees preparing to work in the construction industry.  Supported and organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), […]

Gold for rugby girls

Pembrokeshire College Sports Academy students pick up Gold at the AoC Sport National Championships. Five students from Pembrokeshire College were among more than 1,800 students from across the UK to take part in the AoC Sport National Championships last month – one of the largest sporting events to take place in England.  Held at the […]

Welding Success for Sam

A MITEC Welding student picked up the gold medal in the WorldSkills Wales Welding Welsh Finals held at Coleg Cambria during March securing his position as the best young welder in Wales. Sam Blackledge is an enhanced engineer studying on the Engineering Construction Craft course at Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC centre studying Level 3 Welding.  Competing […]

Inspiring Assessors

Last week saw work-based learning assessors from across Wales gather together to share best practice in the biggest conference of its kind to be held by the B-wbl Consortium. The Inspiring our Assessors Conference was organised by the work-based learning Consortium and held at Parc y Scarlets.  Attended by almost 200 assessors from over ten […]

Media students inspired

Creativity was the order of the day for students studying on the Extended Diploma in Interactive Media and Media courses at Pembrokeshire College during a recent trip to the £14m ALEX design exchange in Swansea.  Part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's renowned Faculty of Art and Design, on arrival students were shown […]

Prepare for Work Launch

Pembrokeshire College launches Prepare for Work to help students boost their employment prospects  Students from Pembrokeshire College have been given the opportunity to improve their employability skills as part of Prepare for Work, a new programme designed to help 100,000 further education college students across the UK maximise their chances of securing and maintaining employment. […]

Ministerial Visit

Deputy Minister visits new apprenticeship programme for Wales’ energy sector Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James, visited Pembrokeshire College today (26 March) to meet young people on a new apprenticeship scheme supporting Wales’ growing energy sector. Nine local employers make up the recently launched Haven Shared Apprenticeship Scheme where individuals can move between […]

Aromatherapy UK Wales Skills Competition winners!

Congratulations to Level 3 Complementary Therapies students Lauren Miles and Christine Schofield-Downing for achieving success at the UK Wales Skills Competition. Lauren was awarded Gold and Christine won Silver for their massage techniques. Held at Coleg y Cymoedd in Nantgarw earlier this month, students from different schools and Colleges throughout Wales came to showcase their […]

Engineers scoop EESW award

Budding engineers from Pembrokeshire College are on a high after picking up the award for ‘Best Vocational FE College Solution for Industry’ at the recent Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) Awards and Presentation Day. Held at the Celtic Manor last week, the students were among many schools and colleges to take part in this annual […]

British Physics Olympiad

Pembrokeshire College student Ben Pepper won silver in the British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge this week securing his position in the top 15% of entrants in the UK. Over 1,600 young physicists entered the exam-based competition which is designed to test understanding and problem solving skills. Even for able students like Ben, who is studying four […]

Sport Championships

College students Lauren Morgan, Taylor Macleod, Jayde Thomas, Ben Richards and Luke Pierce are getting ready to represent the College at the 2015 National Championships taking place in Bath this weekend (27-29 March). One of the largest annual sporting events in England, involving over 1,800 college students, Ben and Luke will be competing in Badminton pairs while […]

Silver for Baked Goods

Budding musicians from Pembrokeshire College rocked up at Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli yesterday (18 March) to take to the stage in the Popular Music category of the Skills Wales Competition. College bands ‘Baked Goods’ and ‘Cupboard Love’ took part in the competition.  Both bands were made up of Year 1 Music Technology students, with all Level […]

Girl Power!

Congratulations to former Pembrokeshire College student Hatti Sonley for being awarded Nuclear Supply Chain Apprentice of the Year at the recent National Skills Academy for Nuclear awards ceremony. Hatti took part in the Pathways to Apprenticeship program whilst completing Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations at the College. This led to an apprenticeship with James Fisher […]

Theo unveils exhibition

Young artist, Theo Crutchley-Mack, launched his first major solo exhibition on Friday 25th September, receiving high praise from all who attended. Theo, who currently lives in Cardigan, was a former Extended Diploma student at Pembrokeshire College, studying Interactive Media, before progressing onto to a BA in Drawing at Falmouth University.  It was here he was […]

Celebration High Tea

Long-standing members of staff were cordially invited to afternoon tea to celebrate 20 years service at Pembrokeshire College. The hard-working team enjoyed sandwiches and pastries while reminiscing of years gone by. College Principal, Sharron Lusher congratulated the group for their dedication and hard work. Here’s to the next 20 years!

Students respond to refugee crisis appeal

Pembrokeshire College students have donated bags full of warm clothing and toiletries in aid of the Syrian refugee crisis appeal. Following extensive news coverage and appeals for support, a collection point was set up in the College Atrium where students and staff left their donated items to be collected. College Lecturer, Kate Bassett-Jones organised the […]

Another excellent inspection!

College leaders have been judged as “Excellent” by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate Estyn following a recent inspection of the College-led work-based learning Consortium – *B-wbl.   Estyn’s inspection team (the same common framework which covers school, colleges and work-based learning) judged the College’s leadership as “highly effective in setting clear strategic direction for the delivery of their […]

A-level pass rate up

Overall A-level pass rate up at Pembrokeshire College This year has been another excellent year for students studying their A-levels at Pembrokeshire College with 20 out of 21 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate and the overall pass rate up to 99.2% (national comparator for Wales: 97.3%).  Pembrokeshire College students achieved some brilliant results across […]

Apprenticeships award finalist

Excellence in skills development celebrated as 37 award finalists announced Excellence in skills development by learners, employers and learning providers will be showcased as 37 finalists compete for honours in a dozen categories at this year’s prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru. Pembrokeshire College apprentice Simon Cuff, who works for Marlowe St David’s, Haverfordwest, is one of […]

Graduation 2015

On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, the sun shone on those graduating in front of family and friends in the magnificent setting of St David’s Cathedral.  Almost 500 people attended the event, held on Friday 10 July, to witness students receiving their degrees, HNDs, HNCs and postgraduate awards from […]

Coffee shop success

A joint venture between Pembrokeshire College and local charity, Paul Sartori, has once again proved to be a huge success. The 12-week employment scheme, aimed at helping young people to gain skills and experience in the customer service and hospitality industry, has seen the latest cohort of students finish their traineeship with them all progressing […]

Porpoise Symposium at the College

Local Marine Conservation group, Sea Trust, hosted their first porpoise symposium at Pembrokeshire College this week with guest speaker, leading international specialist Dr Anna Hall, sharing her findings on porpoises. The audience were given the opportunity to compare porpoise activity here in Pembrokeshire with the movements of its international counterparts. Dr Anna, Principal Science Advisor […]

Welding Success for Ross

A talented welder from Pembrokeshire College last week secured first place in the Welsh SkillWeld regional final, held at Gower College Swansea, and is now hoping to be selected for a chance to take part in the national final where judges will announce one lucky competitor as Britain’s top trainee welder. Due to his success […]

College welcomes Year 9 pupils!

As Pembrokeshire College students gave a sigh of relief when they broke up for the summer, Wednesday saw the College full to the brim with over 650 new visitors and all a little younger than the usual clientele! As part of the Pembrokeshire County Council initiative, the College opened its doors to year 9 pupils […]

Stephen Crabb MP congratulates College staff!

Pembrokeshire College welcomed the Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, who joined College Principal, Sharron Lusher to congratulate staff who have recently won awards for their exceptional teaching. The talented group included Kate Bassett-Jones, Jo Bradshaw, Mike Butcher, Simon Haslam, Kate Williams and Will Bateman who, as the youngest member of the College’s engineering team, won […]

First book for College Lecturer!

A Pembrokeshire College lecturer is celebrating the publication of her new book ‘The Self-help Guide for Teens in Dyslexia.’ Having struggled with dyslexia throughout her life, College lecturer Alais Winton, decided to put her experiences of coping with dyslexia to good use through a collection of tried and tested learning strategies, such as mind mapping, […]

Design Exhibition 2015

Moral Question Opens Eyes Wider at College Exhibition Another great end of year Art and Design Exhibition opened at the College recently. Fashion and Textiles, Graphics, Interactive Media, Fine Art, Photography and Foundation students showcased their creations revealing a depth of thought and expression that stands the creative students at Pembrokeshire College apart from the rest.You […]

Big Lottery Funding

Pembrokeshire College has been announced as one of several Wales-based projects to be successful in its bid for lottery funding. The College has recently been awarded £249,206 in a three-year grant from the Big Lottery Fund for The Reach project which will provide affordable community-based lifelong learning opportunities for people throughout Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. The […]

Five Star Students

A Five Star Experience Awaits… Three highly talented Professional Catering students from Pembrokeshire College have recently secured their end of year work placements with some of the UK’s finest hotels and restaurants. Final year student Emily Morris will be leaving shortly for Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire; described as 'a Riviera in the Highlands' and 'the […]

Promoting digital democracy

A staff member at Pembrokeshire College was recently invited to kick off the first-ever TEDx Swansea event with her talk on how to use digital technology to involve people more in decision-making. Sarah Hoss has been a member of staff at Pembrokeshire College for nine years and during that time has become a specialist in […]

Nature creates a natural buzz

Students get a natural buzz Pembrokeshire College has benefitted from free National Garden gift vouchers thanks to the ‘Have a Wild Weekend’ campaign run by Keep Wales Tidy and funded by the Welsh Government’s Nature Fund. Volunteers from Pembrokeshire College’s Traineeship in Animal Management rolled up their sleeves and gave pollinators a helping hand when […]

Award for equality

Pembrokeshire College picks up ColegauCymru Award for Equality and Social Inclusion Top performing colleges and learners were recognised at a glittering ceremony at Venue Cymru, Llandudno on 21 May.  Outstanding college learners and teachers were recognised, and six colleges were awarded for driving improvements that benefit learners. Pembrokeshire College was shortlisted in three out of […]

Shortlisted for national award

A Pembrokeshire College lecturer has been shortlisted for a national inspirational teaching award. Jo Bradshaw, a Welding Lecturer from Pembrokeshire College has been selected to represent the region at this year’s New Directions Education Inspirational Teaching Awards. Shortlisted from over 150 applications nation-wide, Jo was selected in the FE Lecturer category after an impressive nomination […]

Alfie chosen for tournament

Pembrokeshire College student, Alfie Stottor, has been chosen to play for the Welsh Colleges Under 18s squad for next month’s Roma Caput Mundi tournament. Alfie is well known in Pembrokeshire football having played for Prendergast Villa and Haverfordwest County. The squad has been chosen following an extensive selection process over the past four months. Head-hunted […]

Top English Language Results

Pembrokeshire College has been teaching students from overseas for over 22 years, so it came as no surprise that the College’s English language team recently achieved exceptional EFL (English as a Foreign Language) exam results .  Most students raised their IELTS score by 0.5 and in some cases 1.0; this year’s cohort came from China, the UAE, Germany, Thailand […]

Emiratis and Welsh Lunch

Engineering Diploma students from Pembrokeshire College recently gathered for lunch, but this was no ordinary lunch… The group were invited by a cohort of international students from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are currently studying the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical & Marine Engineering, for an exchange of cultural activities. Students Mana Almazrouei […]

Paul Sartori students flourish

The Paul Sartori shop and café in the heart of Haverfordwest does not only pull in the bargain-hunters but is a central hub for people to learn and develop in a supportive environment. With close links with Pembrokeshire College, the ‘skills shop’ hosts students who need to re-train and learn new skills in order for […]