College Of The Valleys - Coleg y Cymoedd

Introduction

In August 2013, The College Ystrad Mynach and Coleg Morgannwg merged to become Coleg y Cymoedd which means college of the valleys.

The College Ystrad Mynach served the Caerphilly County Borough with sites in Abertridwr, Bargoed, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Rhymney and Ystrad Mynach.

Coleg Morgannwg served the Rhondda Cynon Taff County with sites in Aberdare, Nantgarw and Rhondda.

By joining together, Coleg y Cymoedd is now one of the largest further education provider’s in Wales with an estimated 20,000 learners choosing to study and over 1000 members of staff.

Locations

With campus sites in Aberdare, Nantgarw, Rhondda and Ystrad Mynach we are the first choice for further education in Caerphilly County and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

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Programs

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Courses

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Care & Youth Work)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Ystrad Mynach

This course offers a route into Higher Education for a Youth, Community, Social Work or Social Sciences profession. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for university study... [+]

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Care & Youth Work) This course offers a route into Higher Education for a Youth, Community, Social Work or Social Sciences profession. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for university study. Entry requirements No formal academic qualifications are required, but a good standard of literacy and numeracy is essential. You will need to be aged 19 years or over in the September that you start the course and have at least one year's experience in this field. You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required. What will I study? You will study vocational subjects related to your course such as Theories & Values of Social Work, Psychology, Sociology and Counselling, in addition to literacy, study skills and numeracy. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by tutors throughout your course. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. You will be required to sit short examinations throughout the course. Career Opportunities and Progression After successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply for a wide range of Social Science Degrees, which may include Social Work. Fees FT Registration Fee - £20.00 [-]

Foundation Degree Information Communication Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Ystrad Mynach

This course is suitable for learners with a sound basic knowledge of Computing or Information Technology who wish to progress in these fields in employment or to a relevant degree course. You will study all aspects of ICT, from databases to web development, Developing Business Applications to Networking Concepts. During year two, you will study a large part of the course in the workplace, so the... [+]

Foundation Degree Information Communication Technology This course is suitable for learners with a sound basic knowledge of Computing or Information Technology who wish to progress in these fields in employment or to a relevant degree course. *This course is offered by Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute (UHOVI), a strategic partnership of the University of South Wales. Entry requirements 2 A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Information Communications Technology, plus GCSE Maths and English at grades A*-C. You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake a n assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. What will I study? You will study all aspects of ICT, from databases to web development, Developing Business Applications to Networking Concepts. During year two, you will study a large part of the course in the workplace, so the course content can be tailored to meet your career aspirations. How will I be assessed? The course will be delivered through a mix of traditional lectures and practical sessions. Some modules will be available online. Each module will have assessed assignments and some will have an exam at the end. Career Opportunities and Progression On successful completion of the course you will be able to put your knowledge into action in the workplace. It has a strong practical orientation and prepares you for a career in computer application design and development, user support and training, in commercial organisations and software houses. You can also progress onto a relevant degree course. [-]

Diploma

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer Science

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Ystrad Mynach

This course will incorporate all the core elements of the Welsh Baccalaureate and will also give you the opportunity to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT. The BTEC programme offers you the opportunity to study computing from both theoretical and practical applications... [+]

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer Science This course will incorporate all the core elements of the Welsh Baccalaureate and will also give you the opportunity to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT. The BTEC programme offers you the opportunity to study computing from both theoretical and practical applications. Entry requirements You will require a Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology. You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. Applicants with appropriate experience who do not necessarily meet the academic qualifications may be considered What will I study? Within the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification you will complete Enterprise activities, three Essential Skills and up to three Wider Key Skills. Within this subject you will also explore a wide range of areas including Wales, Europe and the World; Work-related Education and Personal and Social Education. You will complete ninety credits to top up your existing Level 3 Diploma. The subjects include: Web Development; Software Design and Development, Maths for IT Practitioners, Flash for Games and 3D Modelling. How will I be assessed? The Welsh Baccalaureate is assessed via the production of a portfolio of learning and the completion of a substantial project. Assessment is based on the units of study. All units will have internal assessments in the form of assignments and practical work. Career Opportunities and Progression On successful completion of this course you have the opportunity to seek employment with your qualification as a Helpdesk or Systems Support Technician. Alternatively with appropriate grades you can progress onto Higher Education such as a Foundation Degree which may further your employment opportunities. Fees FT Registration Fee - £20.00 [-]