ColegauCymru / CollegesWales represents all of Wales' further education colleges and institutions.

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New Executive Chief for Colleges’ Representative Body
ColegauCymru / CollegesWales has announced that Iestyn Davies is to become its new Chief Executive later this year, with the task of representing and championing further education to decision-makers and key influencers in Wales. More>>>

Welsh Colleges celebrate Ashes with new cricket partnership
With the Ashes Test in Cardiff and all eyes on cricket, the launch of a new partnership is set to grow the game among young players in colleges. more>>>
Welsh Four Named in Team UK for WorldSkills Brazil 2015
Four of Wales’ most talented apprentices and learners have been given a coveted place in the team which will represent the UK at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 this summerMore>>>

Young UK competition winners from Newport award £3500 to charity
Winners of Lloyds Banking Group’s Money for Life Challenge UK Grand Final, DOSH from Wales, have awarded £3,500 prize to The Brightside Trust charity. more>>>

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The further education sector in Wales

There are 15 further education (FE) colleges / institutions in Wales. They vary considerably in size, number and type of students and the range of programmes and services offered. The majority offer both academic and vocational programmes. Some have developed specialisms in particular vocational sectors, such as land-based, marine engineering, food technology. Some have steered a strong direction towards engaging particular sections of the population, for example, adults returning to learning, international students, or training for businesses.

The FE sector is a key player in helping to deliver the Welsh Government's aims to widen participation, tackle social exclusion and stimulate economic regeneration. Colleges in Wales offer 80% of all post-16 qualifications and provide learning experiences for almost 200,000 people in Wales. The sector is committed to the provision of high quality education and training that is responsive to the needs of individuals, communities and business.

Two-thirds of all 16-18 year old learners in Wales choose to study at colleges.  Even more adults (by far) study at college.  80% of students in colleges are adults over the age of 19.  Most study part-time.

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