We know that choosing what you want to study after leaving school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and the choice of staying on at sixth form, entering the workplace or going to College is tough. At NPTC Group of Colleges we can promise you an excellent learning experience within a dynamic, supportive College that has superb industry-standard facilities and resources.
We are really good at what we do, and that’s official according to Estyn. Our latest report highlighted the College’s excellent engagement with employers that shapes our provision to meet local need. Our students develop behaviours that support their career aspirations and we prepare them for progression to higher level learning and employment. Our students feel safe and supported, and most importantly Estyn believes our teachers are well qualified, experienced, with useful industrial, commercial and business experience.
It’s this quality of teaching and dedication to providing outstanding facilities that has been continuously recognised over the last couple of years. In 2019, we were named as the Top Training Provider in Wales by the School Leavers Awards. The College was also ranked second in the whole of the UK for the quality of teaching, fourth for the learner experience, fifth for providing personal support and tenth for our assessment and feedback. In the same year, our Sixth Form Academy Hub at Neath College also gained an award for improving the student experience at the Education Building Wales Awards.
In 2020, the College stormed the awards again, being named as the Top Training Provider in Wales, one of the Top Ten Training Providers in the UK and shortlisted for three categories; the Top Apprenticeship Provider in the UK; Best Further Education College for Apprenticeship Training in the UK, and Best Learning Experience.
The School Leaver Awards celebrate the top employers and training providers for school leavers on apprenticeship programmes. It is the largest ranking of employers that offer the best apprenticeship and school leaver opportunities in the UK, and, crucially, helps young people and their influencers make key decisions about their career.
We know we can prepare you for the next step in your journey either into employment or to University and we will encourage you to have high aspirations and support you to become versatile individuals. So whether you choose A Levels, a career-focussed vocational course or apprenticeship, make NPTC Group of Colleges #YourCollegeYourChoice