Open Evenings

Join us at one of our upcoming open evenings

At our open evenings, you will be able to:

  • Find out about our A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and university-level courses from expert lecturers across the College.
  • Get information on earning and wellbeing support, financial support and transport.
  • Get help with making your application and what happens next.

2023 Open Evening Dates

Thursday 27 April – Pontardawe College

Wednesday 21 June – Afan College, Brecon Beacons College

Thursday 22 June – Neath College, Newtown College

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Pre-register for our general Open Evenings here

Tuesday 23 May (PGCE – Postgraduate Teaching) – Afan College

5pm – 7:30pm

Remember to check where the course you are interested in is offered before you attend.

Hear from our students

Did you know?

School leavers have voted NPTC Group of Colleges as the number one training provider in Wales and top ten in the UK at the ‘School Leaver Awards 2020′. We were also voted the number two further education college in the UK and tenth for the best learning experience. There is no better time to join us!

Whether you’re leaving school or returning to education, we have choices. We are #YourCollegeYourChoice

  • An extensive range of full-time courses
  • Skill-enhancing part-time courses
  • Higher Education courses, including Access

Full-Time Courses

Search our full-time courses and apply online

With over 35 A Levels and wide-ranging vocational options, we have #Choices for everyone. At our Open Evenings, you will be able to:

  • Find out more about the courses and subjects available.
  • Meet the course tutors and view the award-winning facilities.
  • Find out how to apply.
  • Discover life outside the classroom – how the College offers ‘more than just an education’.

Tour our Facilities

You can discover our award-winning facilities online with our catalogue of 360-degree virtual tours. Click the image to begin.


If studying full-time is not for you, then an apprenticeship could be exactly what you are looking for!

Pathways Training delivers a broad range of industry-recognised qualifications across Mid and South-West Wales.

Find out more


Search our part-time courses

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, gain skills to progress at work or simply need qualifications to start a new career, you’ll find a wide range of short, part-time and professional courses, starting throughout the academic year.

Personal Learning Accounts

Part-time studying to enhance your current job or kick-start a brand new career in sectors with skills shortages…

A Personal Learning Account (PLA) is a programme launched by the Welsh Government to access flexible part-time courses with the aim of obtaining the skills and qualifications you would need to change careers or to upskill within your current area of employment to access a wider range of job opportunities and/or gain employment at a higher level.

Find out more

Higher Education

Search our university-level courses

We are pleased to have developed a number of wide-ranging degree programmes in partnership with a range of prestigious Higher Education institutions. All our university-level courses have been designed with employment and future careers in mind and we strive to give our graduates the best experience and knowledge to equip them for the working world.

Our higher education courses are:

  • Local
  • Affordable
  • Flexible
  • Supportive
  • Forward Thinking

In addition, we have a range of Access to Higher Education courses, designed to prepare learners without traditional qualifications for study at University. We have a Pre-Access course and a number of Access courses in, Health Care (routes into Nursing and Midwifery) and Humanities (routes into Teaching).