Gower College Swansea has always enjoyed a strong reputation for further education, but did you know that hundreds of people also study for a higher education (HE) qualification there every year?
It is a Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) provider of HE courses, many of which are validated by leading institutions such as University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
Gower College Swansea offers different options at higher education level
They include Foundation Degrees in:
- Care and support
- Early childhood
- Analytical and forensic science
- Sports development and management
- Education, learning and development
- English and history
There are also HNC/HND programmes in building services, electrical/electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, business and accountancy, business and enterprise and – from September – computing and information systems (pending validation).
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The college is renowned for the quality of its professional qualifications delivery, which includes teaching (PGCE and PcEt) and accountancy (AAT and ACCA).
In fact, Gower College Swansea has been awarded the highly sought-after ‘platinum approved learning partner’ status by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
So why choose Gower College Swansea as your HE destination?
Well, it can offer:
- Flexible delivery
- Industry-experienced lecturers
- A vocational learning focus
- Smaller class sizes
- Strong links to industry
- Ongoing support and pastoral care
- A chance to save time and money with a £1,000 bursary for selected full time courses starting in September
Remember, you don’t have to go far to go higher
Interested in going to university but worried you don’t have the right qualifications?
Gower College Swansea also offers a range of Access to Higher Education courses on both a full and part time basis.
It all worked out fine for Victoria Harrison
She took an Access to Health course at Gower College Swansea before progressing to the Foundation Degree in Care and Support.
“I’ve enjoyed the diversity and relevance of the modules that I studied on the foundation degree and I believe the knowledge I’ve gained will help me on my journey to becoming a nurse,” she says.
“I’ve now been offered a place at Swansea University to study nursing and I feel that, without having completed the foundation degree, I would not be ready to take that step.”
Over 100 HE students from Gower College Swansea attended their graduation event at the Great Hall on Swansea University Bay Campus last year.
View from Gower College Swansea principal Mark Jones:
“The Welsh Government places great emphasis upon education and particularly further and higher education, in terms of the delivery of the skills needed to support a strong economy.
“I’m delighted that Gower College Swansea, working with our HE and other partners, is able to support this agenda and is continuing to develop our HE provision through strong partnership working.”[“Source-walesonline”]