Coleg Gwent

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Coleg Gwent (English: Gwent College) is a further education college at various locations in the former county of Gwent, South Wales.

It has more than 35,000 students, ranging from secondary school leavers to mature students. A wide range of part-time and full-time academic and vocational courses are on offer at the college.

The college operates from five campuses – City of Newport, Crosskeys, Pontypool, Usk and Blaenau Gwent. The college's administrative headquarters are located at the Usk campus.

The college has a range of vocational training facilities. These include a training restaurant and hair and beauty salons at the Crosskeys campus, Ebbw Vale, Newport and Pontypool. There are also workshops for students studying engineering and construction. In addition, Usk campus offers agricultural courses and has a working farm, equestrian centre and animal care centre on its premises.

Its web site is http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/

Bilingual college

At Coleg Gwent, both Welsh and English languages are used to some extent. The college's website is bilingual, the college has a learning centre for adults wishing to learn Welsh (http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/index.php?Pid=2456&Mid=1#.UYb2g4K-rfE) and courses in Welsh are offered, but it is not clear that courses other than these are available bilingually.


e-learning

Distance learning

The college offers a number of courses at a distance online with learndirect (http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/index.php?Pid=99&Mid=1#.UYb1YIK-rfE)

Online learning for on-campus students

The college has a number of learning resource centres (http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/index.php?Pid=5486&Mid=156#.UYb3K4K-rfF) which offer internet access to online resources.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

No evidence of OERs found.

VLE

Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at Coleg Gwent.



For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleg_Gwent


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