Our Location and Lifestyle for our International Students

Welcome to South-West Wales

NPTC Group of Colleges is the ideal environment in which to combine studies with a superb quality of life. The College was established in 1931 and has celebrated 80 years of education. On the doorstep of some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, the College is easily reached by rail or road. Our location is perfect for those who like a mix of city life with the tranquillity of the countryside and the seaside. Neath College is ten minutes by road from Swansea and 30 minutes by road from Wales’ capital city, Cardiff and two and a half hours by train from London.

From a prehistoric settlement in 2000 BC and a hideout for Viking invaders to the home of the world’s first railway service, South-West Wales has an absorbing history – the golden sand and rugged green hills have so many colourful tales to tell.

It is in a fantastic location, being an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a great culture, very lively nightlife and the biggest indoor market in Wales. This lively and welcoming atmosphere makes this part of the world the ideal place for learning! There is something for everyone: history, culture, beaches, and nightlife!