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Traineeship lays foundation for a successful construction industry career

Pembrokeshire College construction learner, Ross Vincent is on course for a career in the building trade thanks to a Traineeship which sparked his interest in bricklaying.

Pembrokeshire College leading the way

The pandemic has presented many challenges, not least of which has been how we continue to educate our young people to ensure that they are able to gain the practical skills needed for future employment. Pembrokeshire College has been leading the way delivering live online learning and sourcing additional spaces for learners to complete practical […]

Going the extra mile for mental health: BRIT 2021 Challenge

Pembrokeshire College staff and students are joining with colleges and universities from across the UK as part of the BRIT 2021 Challenge – a fundraising challenge to support young adult mental health.

Atrium Unveiled

We’re thrilled to unveil our new atrium space.

Apprenticeship Ambassador is passionate about the Welsh language

Welsh speaking apprentice electrician Ifan Wyn Phillips is the third generation to join the family business established by his grandfather in Pembrokeshire.

Styling Their Way to the Top

Four hairdressing learners: Holly Mathias, Jenna Kilgallon, Helaina Thomas and Leah Rees, recently earned themselves a place in the next stage of the Concept Hair Magazine Learner of the Year competition.

Bronze Award for the Investors in Carers Scheme

Pembrokeshire College has recently been recognised for its work to support staff and students with caring responsibilities securing a Bronze Award in the Investors in Carers Scheme.

Students help Santa get ready to take flight

Thanks to the help of Pembrokeshire College students, Santa’s sleigh will soon be ready to take to the skies again (or at least the streets of Haverfordwest) following an extensive renovation project.

Success at the World Monologue Games for Ruby

Pembrokeshire College A-level student Ruby Wilson has secured second place at the World Monologue Games Finals.

Sustainability on the Menu with Deri Reed

Last week Pembrokeshire College hospitality students benefitted from a pastry masterclass with Deri Reed of The Warren in Wales. One of the champions of sustainability in restaurants, and winner of last year’s prestigious Chef of the Year Award,

Ruby through to World Monologue Games Finals

Pembrokeshire College A-level student Ruby Wilson has secured a place at the World Monologue Games Finals being held later this month.

Launch of The Chefs’ Forum Academy!

Pembrokeshire College is delighted to announce the launch of The Chefs’ Forum Academy at the college. Top Chefs Douglas Balish and Matt Waldron have been appointed Patrons of the Academy and sessions got off to a flying start this week.

Welding Apprentices soar in the Advanced Welding Finals

At the beginning of the year four Pembrokeshire College welding apprentices took part in the Advanced Welding Competition Finals sweeping the board with gold, silver and bronze medals.

Pembrokeshire College approved as an intermediary for Government’s £2bn Kickstart Scheme

An approved intermediary for the Government’s £2bn KickStart programme aimed at helping young people back into employment, Pembrokeshire College is urging businesses across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion to get in touch.

Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year awards virtual final

The grand final of the Concept Hair Apprentice of the Year awards is going virtual as the competition’s first ever finalists are set to compete in a new format due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Former College student as part of Team UK for European Showdown

Fourteen Perfect Professionals in ‘Epic’ Post Brexit Pressure Test Fourteen of the UK’s best young apprentices and professionals have been selected to take on the crème de la crème of their European peers in the first big skills pressure test of the post Brexit era – EuroSkills.

Results Day – Thursday 20 August

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please only bring one other person with you to collect your results. GCSE results will be available to be collected from College between 09:00 and 12:00 after which time they will be posted. Please note that in order to manage the volume of learners we would like to you to collect […]

Oxbridge success for College students

Summary of Results Overall pass rate 100% A*/A grade 36% A*-C grade 88% A-level students at Pembrokeshire College are celebrating after an impressive set of A-level results which has seen five students secure their places to study at either Oxford or Cambridge.

Results Day – Thursday 13 August

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year we will be operating a Drive-Thru for collection of results. You may also collect on foot but please only bring one other person with you.

Former student becomes Royal Navy Aircraft Handler

A former sports student has completed the tough training required to become a Royal Navy aircraft handler.

International photography competition success

Former ILS student, Stephen Lucas, is hoping his stunning photo of a Kingfisher will see him pick up a prize in the 2020 Down Syndrome Association (DSA) ‘My Perspective’ competition.

Make-up Blogger/Vlogger of the Year

A former Pembrokeshire College beauty student has been named as the UK’s best Make-up Blogger/Vlogger as the winners of the 3rd Official Make-up Awards 2020 are revealed.

Student announced as finalist in Welsh Women’s Awards 2020

The Welsh Women’s Awards were established in 2019 to recognise and celebrate the talent and achievements of female entrepreneurs, business women, professionals, civil servants, charity workers and many others across the length and breadth of Wales.

We are still taking applications #makeithappen

We may be closed but we are still working hard to make sure that everything is in place for students who are looking to start at College in September.

Bricklaying students turn back time

Pembrokeshire College Bricklaying students turned back time learning traditional brickwork skills thanks to a partnership between Pembroke Town Walls Trust, the College and the Carmarthenshire-based traditional skills training Tywi Centre.

Marine energy presents an ocean of opportunity

Pembrokeshire College, in collaboration with marine sector employers, recently hosted a STEM Careers in Marine Energy event for local students.

High Praise from National Work Welsh Awards

Julia Davies, Work Welsh Learner at Pembrokeshire College receives ‘High Praise’

Learners ‘Dream Team’ logo is a hit

Learners studying on the Cornerstone programme at Pembrokeshire College recently entered a competition set by Pembrokeshire People First (PPF) to design a logo for their Dream Team.

Competition gets students revved up

A final year apprentice has secured gold at the Skills Competition Wales 2020 Regional Finals.

A Taste of the Frontline

Pembrokeshire College is delighted to be collaborating with Dyfed Powys Police Force in a partnership that has been set up to ensure that College learners understand the challenges and opportunities in modern policing.

Hospitality student wins industry engagement award

A Pembrokeshire College hospitality student has scooped the Industry Engagement Award in the Next Tourism Generation Competition 2020.

Disneyland magic brings Media to life

A-Level Media students from Pembrokeshire College recently travelled to Disneyland Paris for the annual Media Live! Conference, where they listened to inspirational talks from industry leaders.

Young Scientists Excel

A-level Biology students from Pembrokeshire College have proved they are among some of the brightest in the UK following their success in the British Biology Olympiad.

Students unleash their creativity

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma Graphic Design students from Pembrokeshire College recently joined creative students from across Wales

Salons revealed as finalist

Creative Oceanic recently announced the finalists for the seventh Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards with Pembrokeshire College’s training salons being revealed as finalists in the ‘Training Academy of the Year’ category.

Coronavirus – student update 18 March 2020

From Monday 23 March we will move to remote learning for the two-week period leading up to the Easter break. Students will not be allowed to access the College campuses.

Students’ business idea is tea-mendous

Students from colleges across west Wales rose to the challenge of creating a new business as part of this year’s Regional Enterprise competition.

Lecturer recognised at Local Hero Awards

A Pembrokeshire College lecturer was recently recognised at this year’s Radio Pembrokeshire Local Hero Awards.

College apprentices are a cut above

Hairdressing apprentices from Pembrokeshire College proved that they have what it takes to succeed in the multi-billion-pound hair and beauty industry

A picture speaks a thousand words

Three Pembrokeshire College A-level students have been making their mark in the world of photography.

Amy passes on her passion for sport

A former Pembrokeshire College sports student has secured a coveted apprenticeship with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

Students excel in the Rovi Porter Robotics Challenge

A second-year student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) made an impact amongst the students of Pembrokeshire College by delivering sessions focused on cutting edge robotic technology.

It’s a Winning Streak for Sportsman Ollie!

It has been a successful year for Level 3 Sports student Ollie Wheeler who has dedicated his time to the sporting world.

Zara secures place on WorldSkills UK Long Squad

A Pembrokeshire College beauty student has been announced as part of the WorldSkills UK Long Squad.

Talent recognised with an IMechE Scholarship Award

A former Pembrokeshire College engineering apprentice is excelling in university after securing the Joseph Whitworth Award through the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Student sets a shining example

With a dream of seeing a plastic-free coastline, A-level student Sadie Pearce, has launched My Coast, a handmade jewellery business which donates 10% of every sale to Surfers Against Sewage.

Molly makes it through to the WorldSkills UK Long Squad

A Pembrokeshire College health science student has been announced as one of three students from the College to make it through to the WorldSkills UK Long Squad.

National recognition for St Davids Assemblies Apprentice

A former Pembrokeshire College apprentice is to be recognised by the Worshipful Company of Horners and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) at the 2019 Polymer Apprentice of the Year Awards.

Circular economy puts students in a spin

Following a successful ReWi Visions youth exchange project bid which saw six Pembrokeshire College Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate students spend seven days in Jyvaskyla, Finland

Another successful employer lunch

The College’s Employment Bureau hosted their 5th Employer Lunch Event on Wednesday 27th November 2019.

Teen impresses multi-award-winning spa

Former Pembrokeshire College beauty student Sophie Aldred has taken the next steps into pursuing her dream career after securing employment at Ragdale Hall.

Students show off their talents

Following their success in the regional heats, four Pembrokeshire College beauty students competed last week in the WorldSkills UK Finals in the hope of being crowned the ‘best in the UK.’

Record medal haul at WorldSkills UK

Talented Pembrokeshire College learners proved once again that they are among some of the best young trainees in the UK

It’s all Sliced Tongue and Pearl Cufflinks

A-level student Lia Storm, has recently helped a local author bring her books to life through her distinctive illustration skills.

Apprentices show their metal skills

Pembrokeshire College Welding and Plating Apprentices are set to raise the bar at the WorldSkills UK Live and Skills Wales Competition Finals.

22 students get ready to compete in WorldSkills UK Finals

An incredible 22 students from Pembrokeshire College have secured places to compete at the WorldSkills UK Finals next week

Celebration of Welsh contemporary painting

A long-overdue new initiative launched in Wales earlier this summer sees the first country-wide Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting,

Apprentices get ready to scale new heights with Valero

Pembroke Refinery’s newest recruits were thrown in the deep end (quite literally) for a day of teambuilding exercises at Llanion Cove recently.

Success at Young National Chef of the Year

Two former Pembrokeshire College hospitality students made it through to the final ten in the Craft Guild Young National Chef of the Year

Ieuan is flying high at United Aerospace

After six years of training, Ieuan is flying high after finishing his apprenticeship and being offered a permanent position at United Aerospace.

Work Experience Project

A project to provide a greater range of work experience opportunities across the county for school pupils (16+), college students and adults looking to re-train is being launched next year.

Students get top tips from Google

They might be more tech savvy than their parents and grandparents but in the rapidly changing digital world there’s always something new to learn

Design inspired by the sea

Former Pembrokeshire College Fashion and Textiles student Kitty Tindall has put the skills she learnt on her course to good use through her Vitamin Sea line of branded clothing.

College signs up to TUC Dying to Work Charter

Pembrokeshire College is the latest employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter,

Students shine in Kazan

As the 45th WorldSkills Competition came to an end last week two former Pembrokeshire College students held their medals high and flew the flag for Team UK.

College lecturer recognised at Road Safety Wales Conference

At the annual Road Safety Wales Conference held in Llandrindod Wells during July, College lecturer, Denys Bassett-Jones was one of six people recognised as part of the 2019 Road Safety Wales Awards.

Another excellent performance by College A-level students

This year has been another excellent year for students studying their A-levels at Pembrokeshire College with an over pass rate of 99% against a Welsh national comparator of 97.6% and 24 out of 27 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate.

Dragon LNG lunch event success at Pembrokeshire College

A total of 130 learners and 22 local businesses have benefited from attending three Employer Lunches during academic year 2018/2019.

A Tasty Challenge put food careers back in production

For many young people a career in food and drink is just too smelly or too sticky!

Talented local joiner competes globally

A former Pembrokeshire College joinery student has found himself competing all over the world after securing a place as part of the WorldSkills Squad UK.

Student Films Shortlisted for ‘Most Innovative use of Film’ Award

Two Pembrokeshire College Creative Media Production students made it through to the finals of the University of South Wales Awards for the use of TV and Film in schools and colleges.

College Students Design Scarf to Raise Awareness of End Polio

The Narberth and Whitland Rotary Scarf story started in 2016 when incoming President Mary Adams and some fellow Rotarians were asked to form a line of honour at the funeral of a fellow Rotarian.

Pembrokeshire College Graduation 2019

On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, the sun shone as 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. […]

Engineering students create waves

Enhanced Engineers from Pembrokeshire College went head-to-head with engineering graduates and undergraduates from universities across the UK as part of the inaugural ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’ cup sponsored by Welsh Government. The ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’ gathered forty dynamic students from across the UK to battle it out in an intensive technical engineering and water […]

Closing a skills gap in food and drink production

The UK Government has identified ‘food and drink’ as a priority sector, especially production and manufacturing. In response to this, Pembrokeshire College has invested heavily in a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) apprenticeship. The framework, which was development in consultation with many of the UK’s leading food manufacturers including Nestle, Mars and Dairy […]

It’s life in the fast lane for college student

Pembrokeshire College Level Three Mechanical Engineering student, Hywel Jackson has secured a sought-after apprenticeship with Mercedes F1.  Hywel fought off a tough competition to secure the three-year apprenticeship with Mercedes F1 AMG High-Performance Powertrains at the company’s Research and Development Centre in Brixworth. Mercedes F1 Apprenticeships are accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and […]

Learners connect with local employers over lunch

Sponsored by Dragon LNG, and thanks to the College’s Employment Bureau, learners studying Catering, Hospitality, Complementary Therapy and related courses at Pembrokeshire College were able to meet with representatives from local employers over lunch in the College’s student-run restaurant. Employers including Dragon LNG, Bluestone, The Retreats Group, Costa Coffee, The Grove, St Brides Spa and […]

Hospitality course leads to a global adventure

A former Pembrokeshire College hospitality student is competing all over the world after securing a place as part of the WorldSkills Squad UK. Former Ysgol y Preseli pupil, Sam Everton, enrolled on the Level 1 Professional Cookery course at the College in September 2014 and progressed through to Level 2 and 3. Whilst on the […]

Dutch PGCE students focus on special education in Pembrokeshire College

During May, 22 PGCE students from Windesheim, one of the Netherlands’ top universities, visited Pembrokeshire College to see how their own educational system compared to that of one in the UK. With a particular focus on how the College supports its learners with additional learning needs,   the visitors spent two days shadowing Learning Support Assistants […]

Pembrokeshire College appoints new Principal

Pembrokeshire College is pleased to announce Dr Barry Walters as its new Principal following a rigorous two-day selection process. Barry took up the role with immediate effect after a period as Interim Principal following the retirement of Sharron Lusher at the end of June last year. He takes over the helm at an exciting time […]

AS-Level students raise money for Get The Boys A Lift

AS-Level students spent the half-term before Christmas doing an enterprise project to raise money for their chosen mental health charity, Get The Boys a Lift. They managed to raise £207.78 from the project and enjoyed meeting Gareth and Greg, from Get The Boys a Lift at the Mental Health March event to hear how their […]

Skills Wales success for Childcare and Health and Social Care Students

Level 3 Pembrokeshire College Childcare and Health and Social Care students recently participated at the Skills Wales Finals held in Coleg Menai in Anglesey. Activities within the competition included a two-hour task to create a wall display based on a nursey rhyme of their choice and plan a literacy or numeracy activity; a ninety-minute task […]

A-level student scoops a Gold CREST Award

Pembrokeshire College A-level student Caitlin Nutting recently received a gold CREST Award at Durham University for investigating optical activity within the properties of honey. CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). It gives young people the chance to choose their subject and methodology […]

College students help showcase Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire College’s Creative Media students have developed innovative advertising campaigns to promote the best that Pembrokeshire has to offer.

Learners network with local employers

Learners studying Engineering and Construction 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.

Performing Arts students hit the road with the ‘Crime of Your Life’

Pembrokeshire College year one Performing Arts students have recently been performing The Crime of Your Life at secondary schools across the county as part of a two-week crime prevention campaign with Dyfed Powys Police.

Bendigedig as Ben wins National Welsh Award

As part of the Work Welsh scheme for further education colleges, Pembrokeshire College e-Learning Designer, Ben Lloyd was recently presented with a national award for learning Welsh in the workplace.

Royal Welsh 2019 showcases Pembrokeshire College talents

2019 sees Pembrokeshire become the Feature Host County for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS). To celebrate this landmark which comes around every 12 years for counties across Wales, this year’s RWAS Lady Ambassador Emily Davies has teamed up with Pembrokeshire College to create a short video explaining what it’s all about.

Kirsty Williams shares with college students the advice she would give to her 18 year old self

As part of the Speakers for Schools initiative, Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams visited Pembrokeshire College last week to talk about her experiences and achievements as well as sharing insights to inspire students.

A-level History students take a step back in time on a trip to Berlin

Pembrokeshire College A-level History department recently took AS and A2 students on a four-day tour of Berlin to immerse them within German history as part of their studies.

Pembrokeshire College Welding and Fabrication Success

After great success at the Skills Competition Wales Semi Final, Pembrokeshire College advanced welding students Joel Blair, Cohen Lewis and Nathan John secured places in the final held at Newport Gwent earlier this year.

Competition success for Independent Living Skills students

Two Pembrokeshire College Independent Living Skills students recently won first place at the Skills Wales Media Entry Competition. The Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales project delivers and promotes Skills Competitions in Wales on behalf of the Skills Champions Network, a group of training providers from across Wales that are committed to engaging and supporting competitors […]

College celebrate gender equality on International Women’s Day

As part of International Women’s Day, staff and students from Pembrokeshire College celebrated not only the success of female staff and students but also the importance of gender parity and the role that the College plays in pursuing this.

Former students set to compete in Russia

Two former Pembrokeshire College learners are among the UK’s best and brightest apprentices and students to have been selected to represent all four nations in Team UK at the ‘Skills Olympics’ in Russia.

A-Level Law Students obtain an insight into one of the UK’s largest Legal firms

A-Level Law students were recently given an insight into one of the largest UK law firms, Pinsent Masons. An international law firm which specialises in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. The firm ranks among the top hundred law firms in the world by turnover.

Students selected for Wales Creative Industries Academy

Creative Arts learners from Pembrokeshire College were recently selected to be part of the Wales Creative Arts Academy – a new opportunity for the most creatively talented and able college students in Wales.

Former Pembrokeshire College Hospitality Students shine at Twr y Felin Hotel

Former Hospitality students Bohdan Slipakiv and Sam Owen are climbing the career ladder at Twr y Felin Hotel. Both Chefs are set for a guest appearance on February 21stat the Academy Restaurant in Pembrokeshire College to inspire others in the culinary world.

Mair in the spotlight at British Education Awards

Former Pembrokeshire College student, Mair Elliott was among the UK’s top students to be honoured at a special awards ceremony in Manchester last week.

Level 3 Engineering Students offered Cadetships with Chiltern Maritime Academy

Pembrokeshire College students were recently successful in securing sought after Cadetships with Chiltern Maritime Academy. Part of the Viking Maritime Group, Chiltern Maritime, has remained one of the UK’s leading providers of the Merchant Navy offering cadetships for over 30 years. They are the only provider to offer cadets with multi-ship and extensive sea experience […]

Students showcase creative potential

Students from two of Pembrokeshire College’s creative courses competed against students from across Wales last week to find out who has the most creative potential.

Britain’s best students to be crowned in Manchester

Students from across the country will converge on Manchester this January to find out if they have won a prestigious education award.

A success for Pembrokeshire College in the skills Competition Wales

Pembrokeshire College recently welcomed colleges from across South Wales for the Skills Competition Wales in Health and Social Care and Childcare sectors. Representing the College were three learners from the Level 3 Childcare and two students from the Level 3 Health and Social Care courses.

Royal Engineers provide a taste of military life to students at Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College welcomed the Corps Engagement Team of The Royal Engineers, who engaged with over 100 learners across a range of courses including Public Services, Military Prep, Construction Traineeships and Enhanced Engineering.

Pembrokeshire College welcomes the Shadow Minister for Education, Policy and Communications Officer

Pembrokeshire College recently welcomed the Shadow Minister for Education, Suzy Davies and Policy and Communications Officer, Craig Lawton for an inside tour of the facilities available to students.

Music Performance and Production Students visit BBC Music Live

Pembrokeshire College Music Performance and Production students recently visited London for the BBC Music Introducing LIVE festival at Tobacco Dock. The event was a mix of workshops, masterclasses, clinics, and performances designed to support up and coming young artists and musicians.

A-level student selected to represent Wales at the International Guides Conference

A-level student Megan James recently impressed the judges at the Welsh Guides Centre in Newtown as one of just ten girl guides selected to represent Wales at the International Guides Conference in Iceland.

Creativity leads to opportunity

Graphic Design students from Pembrokeshire College had their creative skills tested when they recently took part in a pan-Wales Graphic Design competition.

Students deliver first class service

Hospitality students from Pembrokeshire College have proved they have what it takes to be front of house professionals after securing their places in the Welsh Finals of the Advanced Restaurant Skills competition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

No barriers to learning

A profoundly deaf student has recently been awarded the Pembrokeshire College Equine Student of the Year Award.

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.

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.

WorldSkills UK Success for 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.

Mae’r Dyfodol Nawr!

Yn ystod mis Mehefin, fe wnaeth myfyrwyr cerddoriaeth boblogaidd o Goleg Sir Benfro gymryd Neuadd y Frenhines yn Arberth drosodd ar gyfer noson lawn o berfformiadau egnïol i ddod â’r flwyddyn academaidd 2017-2018 i ben. Bu myfyrwyr Diploma Estynedig Technoleg Cerddoriaeth yn gweithio mewn partneriaeth â SPAN Arts i drefnu gig ‘The Future is Now’ […]

Llwyddiant weldio i fyfyrwyr MITEC

Fe wnaeth prentisiaid o Ganolfan MITEC Coleg Sir Benfro sicrhau ail a thrydydd safle yn rowndiau cynderfynol SkillWeld De Cymru.   Cafodd Jay Blair a Joshua Nash, sydd ar hyn o bryd ar Brentisiaeth Weldio Lefel 3 gyda Rhyal Engineering, eu gosod yn ail a thrydydd, yn y drefn honno, yn rownd gynderfynol SkillWeld De […]

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 […]

Seremoni Raddio Coleg Sir Benfro 2018

Ar un o’r dyddiau pwysicaf yng nghalendr academaidd y Coleg, casglodd dros 400 o bobl ynghyd mewn lleoliad ysblennydd yn Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi i weld myfyrwyr yn derbyn eu graddau, Diplomâu a Thystysgrifau Cenedlaethol Uwch a chymwysterau ôl-raddedig gan Brifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant yn ogystal â chymwysterau proffesiynol drwy Central Training. Croesawodd Pennaeth […]

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.

Welding success for MITEC students

Welding apprentices from Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC centre secured second and third place in the South Wales Semi-Finals.

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

Myfyrwyr â dawn tydu pethau yn rhoi’u sgiliau ar brawf

Fe wnaeth dau fyfyriwr ar y cwrs Pontio yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro gymryd rhan yn rownd derfynol cystadleuaeth Sgiliau Cymru mewn Garddwriaeth yn ddiweddar. Ar y 26ain Mehefin yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro, fe wnaeth Ephiny Matchwick ac Adam Noke roi eu sgiliau ar brawf yn y gystadleuaeth Sgiliau Cynhwysol mewn Garddwriaeth. Fel rhan o’r gystadleuaeth […]

Myfyrwyr yn trochi’u traed mewn cadwraeth

Yn ddiweddar, cafodd myfyrwyr ar y cwrs Pontio 2 yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro gyfle i ymuno â Chanolfan Darwin am brynhawn o drochi yn y pyllau. Treuliodd myfyrwyr Pontio 2 brynhawn yng ngerddi Hilton Court yn archwilio peth o’r bywyd gwyllt sy’n byw yn ein pyllau. O dan lygad barcud Marten Lewis o Ganolfan Darwin, […]

Myfyrwyr yn mynd i’r afael â gyrfa achub bywyd

Yn ddiweddar, cymerodd myfyrwyr Lefel A o Goleg Sir Benfro ran mewn diwrnod blasu gwyddoniaeth parafeddygol, diolch i brosiect Ymestyn yn Ehangach. Ymunodd darpar barafeddygon o Goleg Sir Benfro â myfyrwyr o ysgolion a cholegau ar draws de-orllewin Cymru mewn diwrnod blasu gwyddoniaeth parafeddygol a gynhelwyd yn ystafell gwyddoniaeth barafeddygol Prifysgol Abertawe. Dan arweiniad tîm […]

O’r ystafell ddosbarth i gefn gwlad: Mae myfyrwyr yn rhoi sgiliau at ddefnydd da

Mae myfyrwyr cadwraeth amgylcheddol a Chefn Gwlad Coleg Sir Benfro wedi bod yn rhoi theori ar waith gan adeiladu llwybr estyll i gysylltu dwy ardal werdd o Hwlffordd. Cafodd un ar ddeg o fyfyrwyr cadwraeth amgylcheddol a Chefn Gwlad wobr ddinesig arbennig yn ddiweddar am eu gwaith caled wrth adeiladu llwybr bordiau ar hyd ymyl […]

Cadetiaid Dec, Swyddogion Peirianneg, Capteniaid: MEDDYLIWCH AM Y MÔR!

Mae’r cyfleoedd yn y sector morol yn enfawr gyda’r Llywodraeth yn cyhoeddi ym mis Mawrth y byddai’n dyblu ei chefnogaeth o £30,000,000 y flwyddyn ar gyfer cadetiaeth SMarT. Mae cwmnïau llongau amlwladol gan gynnwys Carnifal UK, BP, Shell, Maersk a Stena Line hefyd wedi addo creu swyddi hyfforddi ychwanegol. Nid yw pob cyfle oddi cartref. […]

Gweithdai Dirty Protest yn archwilio gyrfaoedd creadigol

Cafodd myfyrwyr Celf a Dylunio yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro gipolwg tu ôl i’r llenni ar gynhyrchu theatr pan ddaeth Dirty Protest i’r Coleg am brynhawn llawn o weithdai. Wedi’i lansio yn 2007, mae Dirty Protest yn gwmni theatr arobryn Cymru yn arwain y gwaith o ddatblygu, hyrwyddo a chynhyrchu gwaith ysgrifennu newydd i’w berfformio. Ymunodd […]

Myfyriwr y Coleg wedi’i ddewis ar gyfer lleoliad Sgiliau Adeiladu Cyfle yn Bosnia

Bydd Steven Brenchley, prentis ail flwyddyn mewn gosod brics yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro, yn teithio i Bosnia ym mis Mehefin am 10 diwrnod i helpu i adeiladu gorsaf dân yn Tometino Polje, Gorllewin Serbia. Trefnwyd y prosiect gan Sgiliau Adeiladu Cyfle, rhaglen brentisiaeth arobryn sy’n darparu hyfforddiant a gweithwyr crefftus ar gyfer y diwydiant adeiladu […]

Myfyriwr y Coleg yn Dathlu Buddugoliaeth yn Rygbi Byddar Saith Bob Ochr y Byd yn Sydney

Cafodd tîm Byddar Cymru eu coroni yn dwbl-bencampwyr y byd ar ôl ennill teitl ‘Rygbi Byddar y Byd’ am yr eildro. Yn eu twrnamaint mawr cyntaf ers 2002, enillodd tîm Byddar Cymru yn erbyn tîm Byddar Lloegr 21-15 yn y rownd derfynol yn Sydney, Awstralia.   Mae Ryan Foot sy’n 18 oed o Abergwaun, yn astudio […]

Coleg Sir Benfro yn cyflwyno cwrs Cwnsela Therapiwtig newydd o fis Medi 2018

Mae darparwr addysg ôl-16 mwyaf y sir wedi cyhoeddi y bydd yn cyflwyno Diploma Lefel 4 mewn Cwnsela Therapiwtig i’w ystod eang o gyrsiau ym mis Medi. Pris y cwrs rhan-amser dwy flynedd yw £2,850 y flwyddyn (yn cynnwys ffioedd ardystio, cofrestru a llety preswyl), a byddan nhw’n cael eu darparu ar ddydd Llun o […]

Capiau Pêl-droed D18 Ysgolion Cymru

Llongyfarchiadau i Jack Wilson, Ben Fawcett a Jake Merry a gafodd eu cyflwyno gyda’u capiau rhyngwladol gan y chwaraewr Pêl-droed Rhyngwladol Cymru ac Abertawe Connor Roberts. Mae’r triawd sydd i gyd yn chwarae i Hakin United yn yr adran 1af wedi creu hanes i’r Coleg a Sir Benfro.  Fel Sir, ni fu erioed 3 unigolyn […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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.

Y Coleg yn cyhoeddi cwrs Lefel 3 newydd mewn Iaith Arwyddion Prydain

Wedi cyflwyno cyrsiau iaith arwyddion ers dros ddegawd, mae Coleg Sir Benfro wedi cyhoeddi’n ddiweddar y bydd yn cynnig Tystysgrif Lefel 3 mewn Iaith Arwyddion Prydain o fis Medi 2018. Mae’r cwrs rhan-amser dwy flynedd wedi’i achredu gan Signature a bydd yn cael ei gyflwyno gan diwtor y Coleg sy’n brofiadol iawn, sef Shirley David, […]

Myfyrwyr Coleg Sir Benfro yn barod i arddangos eu gwaith terfynol

Gyda myfyrwyr y Coleg yn wythnosau olaf eu cwrs, mae Leah Prewitt a Vicky Taylor wrthi’n rhoi’r cyffyrddiadau olaf ar eu gwaith BA Dylunio terfynol, a fydd yn cael ei arddangos yn Atrium Coleg Sir Benfro o Fai 16eg. Gofynnwyd i’r myfyrwyr Dylunio ddefnyddio’r sgiliau wnaethon nhw eu datblygu yn ystod eu chwe blynedd o […]

Canmoliaeth i fyfyrwyr Coleg Sir Benfro yn Arddangosfa Pop-Yp Melin Tregwynt

Mewn menter gydweithredol gyda’r busnes dylunio llwyddiannus rhyngwladol Melin Tregwynt, cafodd wyth myfyrwyr Lefel 3 Ffasiwn a Thecstilau o Goleg Sir Benfro eu gwahodd i greu ac arddangos dillad yn y felin. Ymwelodd y myfyrwyr â’r felin gan dreulio’r diwrnod yn tynnu lluniau sawl agwedd o’r adeilad hanesyddol a’r ardal gyfagos. Cawson nhw brîff a […]

Myfyrwyr y Coleg yn ennill her EESW

Mae Prentisiaid Peirianneg Coleg Sir Benfro wedi profi bod ganddyn nhw’r sgiliau sydd eu hangen ar gyfer eu gyrfa ddewisol ar ôl ennill y categori Potensial Busnes yn Ffair Y Bang Mawr ddiweddar. Yr wythnos ddiwethaf, daeth Cynllun Addysg Peirianneg Cymru (EESW) â Ffair Y Bang Mawr – un o’r digwyddiadau mwyaf yn STEM – […]

Myfyriwr Coleg Sir Benfro yn cipio’r safle cyntaf yn Salon Cymru 2018

Sicrhaodd y fyfyrwraig Therapïau Cyflenwol Jodie Warlow y wobr 1af ar gyfer Lefel 3 Tylino Iau yng nghystadleuaeth flynyddol Salon Cymru yng Nghaerdydd yn gynharach y mis hwn. Teithiodd dros 500 o selogion trin gwallt a harddwch o ysgolion, colegau a darparwyr hyfforddiant ledled Cymru i Gaerdydd i arddangos eu talent. Dyma’r tro cyntaf i […]

SafeGuard Clothing yn rhoi festiau diogelu i’r cwrs Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus

Bydd Coleg Sir Benfro yn gallu cynnig profiad go iawn i’w fyfyrwyr ar y cwrs Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus, diolch i gyfraniad a wnaed gan y gwneuthurwr a dosbarthwr arfwisgoedd rhyngwladol SafeGuard Clothing yn ddiweddar. Mae fest gwrthfwled y brand yn rhoi cyfle unigryw i fyfyrwyr ddysgu am dechnoleg amddiffynnol sydd ar gael heddiw a ddefnyddir gan […]

Cadét yn derbyn gwahoddiad i’r briodas Frenhinol

Mae myfyriwr peirianneg Coleg Sir Benfro a Cadét Môr, Huw Jenkins yn un o’r bobl sy’n ddigon ffodus i gael gwahoddiad swyddogol i fynychu Priodas Frenhinol y Tywysog Harry a Meghan Markle. Yn cael ei chynnal ar 19eg Mai yng Nghapel San Siôr, Castell Windsor, mae Huw yn un o 600 o westeion i ymuno […]

Myfyrwyr y Coleg yn sicrhau lle ar Raglen Hyfforddi a Datblygu WorldSkills UK

Mae dau fyfyriwr Coleg Sir Benfro wedi llwyddo i fynd drwodd i Gam 4 Hyfforddiant Carfan y DU a fydd yn eu gweld yn cychwyn ar Raglen Hyfforddi a Datblygu WorldSkills UK gyda’r gobaith o gystadlu yn EuroSkills yn Budapest ym mis Medi. Derbyniodd y cyn-fyfyriwr Gwaith Saer Chris Caine a chyn-fyfyriwr Lletygarwch Sam Everton […]

Llwyddiant yn yr Eisteddfod

Llongyfarchiadau i Melissa Fletcher, myfyrwraig Lefel A yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro, am noson lwyddiannus iawn yn Eisteddfod Sir Benfro. Cafodd Melissa’r drydedd wobr yn y gystadleuaeth unawd allan o sioe gerdd ac am yr unawd alaw werin, ond yn goron ar y cyfan, enillodd y wobr gyntaf yn y gystadleuaeth monolog (Blwyddyn 10 a dan […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

SA Brains yn cydweithio â Choleg Sir Benfro

Mae SA Brain & Co, y brand bregu a lletygarwch o Gaerdydd sydd wedi’i hen sefydlu, wedi dewis brand arall, Coleg Sir Benfro, sydd wedi’i hen sefydlu, fel lleoliad canolog ar gyfer profi bwydlenni. Bob chwe mis mae Alan Cornfield, Cogydd Cymorth Ardal, yn creu ac yn profi bwydlenni tymhorol ar gyfer eu tafarndai a’u […]

Myfyriwr y Coleg yn rasio i’r trydydd safle yn rownd derfynol Autograss

Mae myfyriwr Coleg Sir Benfro, Aiden Llewellyn wedi dod yn drydydd ym mhencampwriaeth Autograss Prydain ar ôl cystadlu mewn pedair rhagras cymhwyso a gynhelwyd ledled y DU. Llwyddodd y myfyriwr Lefel 3 mewn Adeiladu ac Amgylchedd Adeiledig yn erbyn 42 o gystadleuwyr yn y tabl Arbennig Iau i sicrhau trydydd lle a dywedodd, “Dw i […]

O harddwch i fwystfil – Dosbarthiadau meistr gan arbenigwyr diwydiant

Ddoe, cafodd myfyrwyr trin gwallt a harddwch yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro brofiad o ddosbarthiadau meistr trin gwallt a harddwch gyda’r addysgwr barbro rhyngwladol Darryn Pitman a’r artist colur proffesiynol Jennifer Lenard. Ar ôl sefydlu gyrfaoedd hynod lwyddiannus yn eu diwydiannau, gwahoddwyd Darryn a Jennifer i’r Coleg i ysbrydoli myfyrwyr i feddwl y tu allan i’r […]

Myfyrwyr Technoleg Cerddoriaeth yn rhyddhau ‘Madness in the Merlin’

Bydd myfyrwyr ail flwyddyn talentog ar gwrs Technoleg Cerddoriaeth Coleg Sir Benfro yn rhyddhau ‘Madness in the Merlin Theatre’ Nos Wener, 24 Tachwedd yn eu perfformiad byw cyntaf y flwyddyn. Bydd Tied & Wasted, GLUE, De-fuser a Kingskin yn perfformio cymysgedd eclectig ac egnïol o gerddoriaeth sy’n addo i fod yn noson anhygoel. Gydag uchelgeisiau […]

Cyn-fyfyriwr y Coleg yn cychwyn ar daith i’r Antarctig

Nid oes angen cyflwyno’r artist Theo Crutchley-Mack sydd wedi’i leoli yn Sir Benfro – ar ôl iddo gael ei ddisgrifio fel artist sy’n dod i’r amlwg yn 2014, mae nawr yn paratoi ar gyfer taith anhygoel i Dde Georgia, ynys sy’n gorwedd i’r de-ddwyrain o’r Falklands. Ar ôl cwblhau cwrs Y Cyfryngau Rhyngweithiol Lefel 3 […]

Merched sy’n ciniawa!

Croesawodd Coleg Sir Benfro Glwb ‘Inner Wheel’ Aberdaugleddau yn ddiweddar ar gyfer diwrnod o bampro haeddiannol iawn. Gan gymryd seibiant teilwng o’u gweithgareddau codi arian elusennol arferol, cysylltodd y menywod â Salon a Bwyty Eat@6 Sir Benfro i drefnu prynhawn o fwynhad, a thretio eu hunain i driniaethau therapiwtig a chinio dau gwrs blasus. Bwciodd […]

Cynhadledd Dinasyddiaeth Fyd-eang yn cael ei chynnal yn y Coleg

Cynhaliodd Coleg Sir Benfro gynhadledd ar Newid Hinsawdd i ddysgwyr yr wythnos diwethaf, gan groesawu’r siaradwr gwadd arbennig Phil Williams o Plan-It Eco ac Andrew Price o ITV. Yn cyflwyno i ddysgwyr y Coleg sy’n astudio Cymhwyster Bagloriaeth Cymru, siaradodd Phil am ei anturiaethau yn fforest law’r Amazon, gan ysbrydoli pobl ifanc i ystyried eu […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tîm Ymddiriedolaeth y Tywysog yn gwneud gwahaniaeth yn De Clare Court

Mae grŵp o bobl ifanc o Raglen Tîm Ymddiriedolaeth y Tywysog Coleg Sir Benfro wedi clirio llwybr oedd wedi gordyfu yn De Clare Court yn Hwlffordd, gan alluogi tenantiaid i fwynhau eu hamgylchedd. Fel rhan o brosiect grŵp cymunedol, bu’r tîm yn gweithio’n ddiflino am dri diwrnod yn torri coed a llwyni yn ôl i […]

Llwyddiant myfyrwyr y Coleg yn Olympiad Prydain

Mae grŵp o fyfyrwyr Lefel A Ffiseg Coleg Sir Benfro wedi cael tystysgrifau ar ôl cyrraedd y brig yn yr Olympiad Ffiseg. Mae Her Olympiad A2 yn galluogi myfyrwyr dawnus i arddangos eu gwybodaeth am ffiseg trwy sefyll papur arholiad anodd, gan gystadlu yn erbyn myfyrwyr eraill o bob rhan o’r DU. Llongyfarchiadau i’r myfyrwyr […]

Arbenigwyr adeiladu yn ymweld â Choleg Sir Benfro

Fel rhan o’r Wythnos Entrepreneuriaeth Fyd-eang ymwelodd perchnogion dau o gwmnïau adeiladu uchel eu parch Sir Benfro â Choleg Sir Benfro i ysbrydoli’r genhedlaeth nesaf o grefftwyr. Gyda hunangyflogaeth yn gyfle realistig i lawer o ddysgwyr, ymunodd Carl Griffiths o Hook Construction ac Andrew Phillips o Carreg Construction gydag Angus Findlay o Web Adept i […]

Pennau’n troi yng nghystadleuaeth Trin Gwallt a Harddwch y Coleg

Dangosodd myfyrwyr Trin Gwallt, Harddwch a Therapi Cyflenwol Coleg Sir Benfro eu sgiliau yn eu cystadleuaeth fewnol, gan brofi eu galluoedd ar briffiau a therfynnau amser go iawn. Fe wnaeth arbenigwyr o’r diwydiant Trin Gwallt a Harddwch feirniadu’r gystadleuaeth wnaeth bara drwy’r dydd, ar draws saith categori gwahanol y bu gofyn i fyfyrwyr ddefnyddio’u galluoedd […]

Ysgrifennydd y Cabinet yn torri’r rhuban ar CAMPWS6

Agorwyd CAMPWS6 yn swyddogol heddiw gan Ysgrifennydd y Cabinet dros Addysg, Kirsty Williams. Cafodd yr adeilad gwerth £6.6 miliwn, sy’n gartref i amgylcheddau dysgu o’r radd flaenaf, yn cynnwys labordai gwyddoniaeth ac ystafelloedd dosbarth newydd ynghyd â chyfleusterau chwaraeon o ansawdd uchel, ei ariannu’n rhannol gan Lywodraeth Cymru fel rhan o’u Rhaglen Ysgolion ac Addysg […]

Gŵyl Ysgolion Shakespeare yn dychwelyd i Goleg Sir Benfro

Mae Coleg Sir Benfro yn cyflwyno gŵyl ddrama ieuenctid fwyaf y byd gyda pherfformiadau rhagorol gan dair ysgol leol. Mae Theatr Myrddin yn falch i ddod â dathliad Shakespeare y DU fwyaf y flwyddyn i Hwlffordd. Yng ngŵyl ddrama fwyaf ieuenctid y byd daw myfyrwyr o ysgolion cynradd ac uwchradd ac ysgolion arbennig ynghyd ar […]

Coleg Sir Benfro yn cael ei gydnabod yn Noson Gwobrau Estyn

Coleg Sir Benfro oedd un o ddau goleg yn unig i gael eu cydnabod yng Ngwobrau Cydnabod Rhagoriaeth mewn Addysg a Hyfforddiant Estyn a gynhaliwyd yn y Radisson Blu yng Nghaerdydd yr wythnos diwethaf. Cafodd tri deg o ysgolion cynradd, uwchradd, arbennig ac annibynnol eu cydnabod yn y gwobrau ochr yn ochr â dau goleg […]

Myfyrwyr celf yn teithio yn ôl mewn amser

Yr wythnos diwethaf aeth myfyrwyr Celf a Dylunio Lefel 2 ar ymweliad diwylliannol i Aberystwyth i archwilio rhai o chwedlau Cymru. Y lle cyntaf oedd Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru ac Arddangosfa Arthur a Mytholeg Cymru gyda gwaith gan Margaret D Jones, Syr Kyffin Williams, Ray Howard Jones, JMW Turner a llawer o bobl eraill. Yma, fe […]

Gwobr Aur Dug Caeredin i Sam ac Jordan

Llongyfarchiadau i Sam Knight a Jordan Legg ar gyflawni eu Gwobr Aur Dug Caeredin tra’n astudio yn Ysgol Portfield. Nawr yn astudio ar gwrs Gorwelion yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro, ymunodd Sam a Jordan â phedwar o ddisgyblion eraill o Portfield i fod y disgyblion cyntaf o’r ysgol i ennill y Wobr Aur mewn dros 20 […]

Parhau â’r frwydr yn erbyn norofirws a ffliw

Yr wythnos ddiwethaf daeth rheolwyr o gartrefi gofal ar draws Sir Benfro ynghyd i roi tactegau ar waith i fynd i’r afael ag achosion o norofirws a’r ffliw yn eu cartrefi gofal. Gyda’r gaeaf yn prysur agosáu, mae’r henoed ymhlith y rhai mwyaf tueddol i gael norovirws a’r ffliw. Ar draws Cymru, mae dros 20,000 […]

Myfyrwyr y Coleg yn arddangos eu sgiliau i gyflogwyr lleol

Cynhaliodd Coleg Sir Benfro ffair swyddi yn ddiweddar i helpu myfyrwyr i ddarganfod gwaith rhan-amser a thymhorol. Wedi’i drefnu gan Fiwro Cyflogaeth y Coleg, daeth cyflogwyr lleol i hysbysebu eu swyddi gwag. Mae’r Biwro Cyflogaeth yn wasanaeth recriwtio myfyrwyr sy’n cael ei ariannu’n rhannol gan Lywodraeth Cymru i helpu pobl ifanc i ddod o hyd […]

Myfyrwyr Gofal Plant yn mynd â phlant bach ar helfa eirth!

Mae myfyrwyr Gofal Plant Lefel 3 Coleg Sir Benfro wedi cynllunio a chyflwyno sesiwn synhwyraidd i blant Meithrinfa Ddydd Bright Start yn ystod arolygiad Estyn yr wythnos hon. Fel rhan o’r cwrs Gofal Plant, mae myfyrwyr yn treulio diwrnod yr wythnos yn cyflwyno gweithgaredd i’r plant o Feithrinfa Ddydd Bright Start. Wedi’i seilio ar y […]

Myfyrwyr yn dathlu yn noson wobrwyo’r Coleg

Yn ddiweddar, gwahoddwyd myfyrwyr presennol a chyn-fyfyrwyr i Goleg Sir Benfro ar gyfer seremoni wobrwyo flynyddol y Coleg lle cafodd eu cyflawniadau academaidd rhagorol eu cydnabod. Mae’r digwyddiad blynyddol bellach yn ddyddiad pwysig yng nghalendr y Coleg ac ar Nos Lun 18 Rhagfyr, ymunodd 60 o fyfyrwyr a’u teuluoedd a’u darlithwyr i ddathlu eu cyflawniadau […]

Myfyriwr y Coleg wedi’i ddewis ar gyfer ysgol haf Prifysgol Llundain

Treuliodd myfyriwr Dylunio Graffeg Coleg Sir Benfro, Scarlett Humphreys ei gwyliau haf ym Mhrifysgol Fetropolitan Llundain ar ôl cael ei dewis ar gyfer y symposiwm Braslunio Trefol. Fe’i cynhelir unwaith y flwyddyn, mae’r ysgol haf Braslunio Trefol yn croesawu grwpiau o bobl sy’n frwd iawn o dynnu llun i ddinas wahanol i fraslunio ar leoliad, […]

Llwyddiant yn WorldSkills UK i Fyfyrwyr Coleg Sir Benfro

Unwaith eto, profodd myfyrwyr dawnus Coleg Sir Benfro eu bod ymysg rhai o’r hyfforddeion ifanc gorau yn y DU. Yr wythnos ddiwethaf, fe wnaethon nhw ymuno â 48 o fyfyrwyr o bob cwr o Gymru i ddod â medalau nôl o’r gystadleuaeth WorldSkills UK eleni a gynhaliwyd yn yr NEC, Birmingham. Sicrhaodd cyfanswm o chwech […]

O jodhpurs i ddillad cynllunydd ar gyfer myfyriwr Coleg Sir Benfro

Fe wnaeth Geraint Lewis, myfyriwr Marchogaeth yng Ngholeg Sir Benfro, gyfnewid ei jodhpurs a’i esgidiau marchogaeth am ddillad cynllunydd yn ddiweddar i ddallu’r dilynwyr ffasiwn fu’n mynychu ‘Wythnos Ffasiwn Caerdydd’. Cynigwyd cyfle i Geraint, sy’n 17 oed ac yn byw yn Saundersfoot, fynychu ‘castio agored’ gan ‘Follow Your Dreams’, elusen sy’n gweithio yn ne Cymru […]

Cydnabyddiaeth Cymdeithas Ceffylau Prydain i Ddarlithydd y Coleg

Roedd darlithydd gofal ceffylau Coleg Sir Benfro, Mike Butcher, ymhlith y rheini a gydnabuwyd yn seremoni wobrau blynyddol Cymdeithas Ceffylau Prydain a gynhaliwyd yn Saddlers’ Hall, Llundain ddydd Gwener, 24 Tachwedd. Wedi dysgu am dros 21 mlynedd, dyfarnwyd Gwobr Gwarthol Arian Helen Barton-Smith i Mike am waith rhagorol yn cefnogi marchogwyr ifanc. Yn Hyfforddwr Proffesiynol […]

Myfyriwr y Coleg yn Rownd Derfynol Peirianwraig Ifanc y Flwyddyn

Mae myfyriwr peirianneg Coleg Sir Benfro, Ellie Wilson wedi cyrraedd Rownd Derfynol Peirianwraig Ifanc y Flwyddyn 2017  Athrofa Technoleg Peirianneg (Institute of Engineering Technology – IET). Cafodd Ellie, prentis Peirianneg gyda SemLogistics, sy’n 21 oed, ac yn un o’r rhai ifancaf yn y rownd derfynol, ei dewis fel un o ddeg yn unig o beirianwyr benywaidd ifanc i […]

Mwy o gapiau Cymru i fyfyrwyr y Coleg

Flwyddyn ar ôl blwyddyn mae myfyrwyr Coleg Sir Benfro yn cyflawni rhagoriaeth mewn chwaraeon gyda nifer cynyddol yn cynrychioli Cymru a’r DU. Wedi ei noddi gan Valero, mae Academi Chwaraeon y Coleg yn annog myfyrwyr i ddilyn statws elitaidd waeth beth yw eu disgyblaeth chwaraeon, sy’n golygu bod pob myfyrwyr yn gallu cael mynediad at arbenigedd darlithwyr chwaraeon […]

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.

Myfyrwyr creadigol yn datgelu pŵer brandiau

Daeth myfyrwyr Dylunio Graffig a Chyfryngau Creadigol Coleg Sir Benfro i ymgolli eu hunain ym myd hysbysebu a brandio pan wnaethon nhw fynychu Diwrnod Blasu yng Ngholeg Gelf Abertawe Prifysgol y Drindod Dewi Sant (PCYDDS) yr wythnos diwethaf. Wedi’i gynnal gan dîm BA Hysbysebu a Brandio Abertawe, fe wnaeth y grŵp fwynhau blas o yrfa greadigol gyffrous trwy […]

Georgia yn hyrwyddo gwirfoddoli ieuenctid

Mae myfyriwr Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol Coleg Sir Benfro, Georgia Quinn, ar genhadaeth i godi ymwybyddiaeth o wirfoddoli ar raddfa ryngwladol. Dechreuodd Georgia, sydd yn 20 oed, fynychu Prosiect Ieuenctid Tanyard pan oedd yn 16 oed ac ers hynny mae hi wedi cymryd rhan yn y gwaith o redeg y siop fwyd a gweithio gyda’r bobl […]

Llwyddiant yn Sioe Sgiliau’r DU yn arwain at de prynhawn gyda’r Gweinidog

Dangosodd myfyriwr Coleg Sir Benfro a gymerodd ran yn ddiweddar yn Sioe Sgiliau’r Deyrnas Unedig ei ddoniau coginio trwy baratoi te prynhawn i’r Gweinidog dros Y Gymraeg a Dysgu Gydol Oes, Eluned Morgan, heddiw. Enillodd Sam Everton fedal efydd yn Sioe Sgiliau’r DU ym mis Tachwedd 2016 pan oedd yn fyfyriwr lefel dau yn cystadlu yn erbyn myfyrwyr lefel […]

Bethany yn annerch Tŷ’r Cyffredin

Yn ddiweddar, cafodd myfyriwr Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol Coleg Sir Benfro ac aelod o Senedd Ieuenctid (MYP), Bethany Roberts, wahoddiad i roi anerchiad yn Nhŷ’r Cyffredin, yn cynrychioli barn pobl ifanc Sir Benfro. Mynychodd Cadeirydd Cynulliad Ieuenctid Sir Benfro, Bethany, Senedd Ieuenctid y DU yn San Steffan lle cyflwynodd araith o blaid rhoi pleidlais i bobl ifanc 16 oed […]

Mwy nag ewyn i’r bragwyr lleol

Yn ddiweddar, mynychodd bragwyr o bob rhan o Sir Benfro a Sir Gaerfyrddin fforwm bragu’r ardal leol a drefnwyd gan Goleg Sir Benfro. Mae’r sector wedi gweld cryn dwf dros yr ychydig flynyddoedd diwethaf ac mae’n cael ei gydnabod fel maes twf pwysig i Gymru. Gan gydnabod hyn, fe wnaeth Coleg Sir Benfro wahodd nifer o […]

Myfyrwyr yn dathlu yn noson wobrwyo’r Coleg

Yn ddiweddar, gwahoddwyd myfyrwyr presennol a chyn-fyfyrwyr i Goleg Sir Benfro ar gyfer seremoni wobrwyo flynyddol y Coleg lle cafodd eu cyflawniadau academaidd rhagorol eu cydnabod. Mae’r digwyddiad blynyddol bellach yn ddyddiad pwysig yng nghalendr y Coleg ac ar Nos Lun 18 Rhagfyr, ymunodd 60 o fyfyrwyr a’u teuluoedd a’u darlithwyr i ddathlu eu cyflawniadau […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:   Event Agenda 08:15 – Registration and refreshments 09:00 – ‘Tell your Story […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]


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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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’ 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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’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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ‘’ is the brainchild of former Pembrokeshire College student, Heledd Kendrick, from Fishguard, herself an army wife. Heledd, who now lives in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Free Online Language Courses

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]