Open Events

2020/2021 Open Events

At present, our opening evenings are running in a virtual format.

The event will include:

  • A welcome from our Principal.
  • Live Question and Answer with staff from across the College.
  • Learning and wellbeing support, financial support and transport information.
  • Life as a student at NPTC Group of Colleges– hear from one of our students.
  • Making your application and what happens next.

25 November – All Sites

Please click on one of the subject areas tiles at the bottom of the page, from 4:30-7:30pm begin your Open Evening journey

Pre-register here

13 January – Afan College, Brecon Beacons College

14 January – Neath College, Newtown College

10 February – Llandarcy Academy of Sport (Sport & Public Services), Swansea Construction Centre (Construction)

11 February – Pontardawe College (Motor Vehicle)

22 March – Afan College, Brecon Beacons College

23 March – Neath College, Newtown College

23 June – Afan College, Brecon Beacons College

24 June – Neath College, Newtown College


Join us at our Open Events and we’ll start you on your journey at NPTC Group of Colleges. We’ll have expert staff on hand to give specialist advice and guidance on courses, applications, and college life.


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 below 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

Do you want to upskill in your current job, return to learning or simply learn for fun? We have courses suitable for all levels, starting throughout the year.

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

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).

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