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Eleven teams of young people from Wales selected as National Finalists of UK-wide money management competition
Teams reach National Final of the Money for Life Challenge, a money management competition run by Lloyds Banking Group, with CollegesWales and Youth Cymru. 
CollegesWales Awards open for applications
The ColegauCymru Awards recognise outstanding achievement and practice, and showcase the impact colleges have on learners, local communities and businesses. Nine categories are open to colleges, staff and learners this year. more>>>

Launch of a Bilingual Design Guide
The Welsh Language Commissioner has published a Bilingual Design Guide at the College Merthyr Tydfil with the support of ColegauCymru / CollegesWales. More>>>

VQ Awards Open for Entry
Today marks the official launch of the annual Vocational Qualification (VQ) awards, designed to celebrate the achievements of both individuals and organisations across Wales. 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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