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College’s Green Hwb officially launched

Staff and students at Gower College Swansea welcomed a very special guest to the official launch of their Green Hwb.

Iolo Williams, a renowned advocate for environmental conservation and a familiar face from his appearances on TV programmes such as Springwatch, The Last Wilderness of Wales, Iolo's Borderlands and Natur Gudd Cymru, was given a tour of the facilities and spent time chatting to students.

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Gower College Swansea offers fully funded training for businesses

Gower College Swansea is committed to providing customised training solutions for businesses across Wales.

With a focus on upskilling workforces and developing growth opportunities, the award-winning College is offering a number of fully funded* courses set to start at the end of May.

Areas include:

Information, advice and guidance/customer service, suitable for those working in a customer centred role, whether that is in a contact centre environment, housing services, community hubs, hospitals, hospitality or retail.

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We’re a Finalist in the British Training Awards 2024

Gower College Swansea is delighted to announce that it has been named as a Finalist in the British Training Awards 2024.

The awards celebrate the organisations and individuals that are truly passionate about the role of learning and development in building a thriving workforce.

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Adult Learning Partnership Swansea unveils new strategic plan

The Adult Learning Partnership Swansea (ALPS) is proud to announce the launch of its new strategic plan, aimed at revolutionising adult education in the local community.

Funded by Welsh Government, ALPS is a collective of prominent institutions which serves as a beacon of accessible, high-quality education, catering to the diverse needs and aspirations of local adult learners.

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Introducing Skills for Swansea: Retrain and upskill with free courses

Are you ready to discover new opportunities and enhance your skills? Look no further than Skills for Swansea, a collection of free* courses delivered by Gower College Swansea for those living or working in Swansea. Read more

Gower College Swansea achieves QSCS re-accreditation

Gower College Swansea is delighted to announce that it has achieved Carers Federation Quality Standard in Carer Support (QSCS) re-accreditation, demonstrating its continued good practice and commitment to learners who are also young adult carers.

Re-accreditation is required every three years and this ensures the College is continually improving and advancing the way it supports young adult carers, and student wellbeing as a whole.

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Director of HR presents at national menopause conference

Gower College Swansea's Director of Human Resources, Sarah King, recently spoke at an annual Menopause in the Workplace conference in Cardiff, which was led by Policy Insight Wales.

The conference was set up for organisations to learn how to better support, value and retain staff members who are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

In light of new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), it is now imperative that employers make reasonable adjustments for employees going through menopause.

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Gower College Swansea Launches Campaign to Support Students During Exams and Assessments

Gower College Swansea has launched the Just BREATHE campaign to help students reduce stress and manage any anxiety they may have during the upcoming exam and assessment period.

With students coming to the end of their studies, many feel under pressure to secure the required grades to get into college, university, or progress into the world of work. Combined with parental, teacher and self-expectations, increased workload and uncertainty of the future, the additional pressure faced at exam and assessment time can massively exacerbate stress and anxiety.  

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Former pupils return to Llwyn y Bryn

It was a walk down memory lane for a group of former Llwyn y Bryn pupils when they returned recently for a special guided tour.

The friends, led by Liz Mundee, attended Llwyn y Bryn Grammar School from 1965 to 1972.

The beautiful old building now forms part of Gower College Swansea and is home to a diverse group of students who study a range of subjects including art and design, photography, music and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

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College presented with prestigious cyber security award

Gower College Swansea was officially presented with the Gold CyberFirst Award by representatives from CyberFirst and Jisc on Thursday, 25 April.

The award follows the College being recognised for its commitment to inspiring the latest generation of cyber security experts and bridging the cyber skills gap.

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