Articles from NPTC Group of Colleges

Speedy turn-around for Llandarcy Academy of Sport into a Field Hospital

Work to transform Llandarcy Academy of Sport (part of @NPTCGroup of Colleges) into a fully equipped, #NHS 340-bed field hospital has been completed in just over three weeks and has been handed over to Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Front Line workers have never been more appreciated in modern times than at present

@NPTCGroup recognise the importance of previous students now on the front line during the #Coronavirus pandemic The recognition of front line workers has never been more appreciated in modern times than at present when we look on with admiration for the roles that our health workers, public service professionals along with many other front line staff play in supporting the current crisis.

The Magnificent Seven - Skills Competition Wales Winners

Seven incredibly talented @NPTCGroup of Colleges Computing and IT Students took Skills Competition Wales @WorldSkillsUKW by storm recently, taking nearly half of all the top spots in the Cyber Security, Coding Skills and Web Design categories.

How NPTC Group of Colleges Changed my Life

Five years ago, I was jobless, penniless and homeless #FEsavedME  My husband and I moved overseas in 2004, where I home-schooled my three daughters. Due to circumstances, in 2014 I was compelled to return to Wales – jobless, penniless, homeless and hopeless. I stayed with family and friends and found various part-time jobs. I was on medication for back pain and depression – it was the lowest point of my life.

Award-Winning College Makes School Leavers Awards Final Again

The nominations are in, and for the second year running @NPTCGroup of Colleges has been shortlisted for the #SchoolLeaverAwards 2020  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.

Former Brecon Beacons College student heads back to class, in a new role as a college lecturer

Romina West, a Business Lecturer @NPTCGroup of Colleges first started at Brecon Beacons College as a student. Romina, a mature student at the time, studied a BTEC level 3 in Business in 2011 under the close guidance of course lecturers Rob Flower and Mark Hughes.  

Llandarcy Academy of Sport to become Field Hospital with up to 340 beds to help fight #Coronavirus

@NPTCGroup Llandarcy Academy of Sport to become Field Hospital with 340 hospital beds to help fight #Coronavirus  #LoveourColleges

Working in Welsh – NPTC Group of Colleges Wins Top Award

@NPTCGroup has been awarded the highly prestigious ‘Work Welsh Award 2020: Employer of the Year’ by Learn Welsh – part of Welsh Government. The College has been part of the Work Welsh Further Education scheme since 2017, with around 850 members of staff following Welsh language training.

Dancing to a New Beat... to beat Coronavirus

As @NPTCGroup temporarily moved to online learning last week, staff and students have been coming together remotely to find new and innovative ways to continue learning and complete work and to challenge and stretch each other.

Student Success at Skills Competition Wales

Students from across NPTC Group of Colleges are celebrating an impressive medal haul at this year’s Skills Competition Wales. In total, 16 students took medals at the series of local competitions that ran between January and March. Students competed across a range of sectors including IT, engineering, catering, and beauty therapy.

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