Coleg Powys

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Coleg Powys is the further education establishment in the County of Powys, Mid Wales. It has main campuses at Brecon, Llandrindod Wells and Newtown and a major outreach centre at Ystradgynlais. It also works closely with partners in the County Council and other organisations to deliver services in multiple locations throughout the community, as well as providing facilities and teaching for students studying towards degrees accredited by the University of Wales institutions in both Lampeter and Newport.

In 2005/06, the college supported over 9,000 individual learners in obtaining qualifications in a wide range of vocational and academic subjects. Many of these learners benefited from the additional learning support and study skills development programme that enabled them to complete their main qualifications successfully and to progress to higher education or employment.

Coleg Powys will merge with Neath Port Talbot College in August 2013. The newly merged entity will comprise 12 campuses serving 18,000 students covering about a third of Wales.

Its web site is http://www.coleg-powys.ac.uk/


Bilingual college

At Coleg Powys, both Welsh and English languages are used. "Coleg Powys is committed to promoting the use of the Welsh language and meeting the needs of Welsh speaking students and members of the public. Welsh-speaking students are able to undertake aspects of their course through the medium of Welsh supported by specialist staff. Non-Welsh speaking students are also given the opportunity to acquire Welsh language skills either within their programme of study or as part of the college’s enrichment programme." (http://www.coleg-powys.ac.uk/about/bil/)


e-learning

Distance learning

The college offers courses at a distance online using learndirect (http://www.coleg-powys.ac.uk/courses/learndirect/).


Online learning for on-campus students

The college claims to have "Fully equipped facilities with the latest technology"(http://www.coleg-powys.ac.uk/student-services/full-time-students/opportunities/student-life/), suggesting access to online resources for students.


Open Educational Resources (OER)

No evidence of OERs found.

VLE

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



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


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