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Care and Childhood Studies

Thinking about joining the number of Caring Professionals working with ... Children, young people adults or seniors? At Coleg y Cymoedd you will... - study in the highest standard of facilities - be trained by qualified, specialist and experienced staff - experience strong practical and academic elements to your study - gain an insight through work experience into employment or move onto university.

Health and Social Care

The UK Health Sector employs some two million people across a range of public, independent and voluntary organisations. Social care is one of the major public service areas.

According to the Department of Health at any one time, up to 1.5 million of the most vulnerable people in society are relying on social workers and support staff for help. Social Care is a fragmented market, with care providers comprising of local authorities, parts of the NHS, private and voluntary organisations.

Our courses cover today’s topical and most important issues, and are designed to inspire and challenge you, about the principles and approaches to caring across the health and social care sector. All draw on the latest research and the experience of practising professionals, to provide you with valuable insight and real-world skills and knowledge.


Childhood Studies

Are you good with Children? Are they relaxed in your company? Do you find it easy to capture their imagination with activities and role play?

A career in Children’s Care can be demanding but the rewards are great. In Wales alone, over 26,000 people work in the Children’s Care sector and there is an increasing need for suitably qualified people to fill the roles. Our courses focus on the importance of hands on skills, supported by a theoretical element, with many of our courses giving you first-hand experience of working in a range of childcare settings.

Disclaimer Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the course information on this website is accurate at the time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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UHOVI Coleg y Cymoedd Award Winner Lynda Porter

UHOVI Coleg y Cymoedd Award Winner Lynda Porter

Programme Leader Foundation Degree Childhood Studies, nominators for Victoria Windsor

Programme Leader Foundation Degree Childhood Studies, nominators for Victoria Windsor

Foundation Degree Learning Support

Foundation Degree in Learning Support

Victoria Windsor, Coleg y Cymoedd UHOVI Learner of the Year 2014

Coleg y Cymoedd learner awarded UHOVI Learner of the Year

 Case Studies of our learners

Ieuan Jones


Care - Ieuan Jones case study here



Health and Social Care - Read Felicity Davies Case Study here 


Alicia Quarterly

Health and Social Care - Read Alicia Quarterly's Case Study here 


Chris Parish

Health and Social Care - Read Chris Parish's Case Study here 


Leanne Jenkins

Childcare - Read Leanne Jenkins' story here


Macauley Buckley

Childcare - Read Macauley Buckley's story here


Rebekah Davies

Childcare - Read Rebekah Davies' story here

Shan Bowen - Childhood Studies Lecturer
Shan Bowen

What do you teach at Coleg y Cymoedd?

I have been teaching for 20 years. During this time I have taught child care to learners studying courses from Level 1 to Level 5.  


What is your greatest achievement during your time with us?

My achievements are vast and varied! Since working at Coleg y Cymoedd I have become a grandmother which I consider my biggest achievement. My work achievements range from teaching and supporting students, who enter college with no qualification to graduate with a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies

A particularly memorable and proud experience was seeing a student achieve a UHOVI student of the year award.  Personal achievements I am proud of are being nominated by students for a Pearson Teacher’s Award and by my manager for a University Award for ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’.


Tell us about your career and experience in Industry

I have had an enjoyable and varied career working in the field of Child Care. My employment experience ranges from working with babies in day care, young children in a school setting and teenagers in a women’s refuge. 


Tell us about your qualifications

I possess:-

A Fellowship and Recognised Teaching Status from University of South Wales.

A Masters Degree in Early Years from Trinity College Carmarthen.

PGCE in Further and Adult Education from Carleon University.

An Advanced Diploma in Child Care and Education (Cache).

A NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) qualification.


Something interesting about you

I am a ‘Nana’ and love spending time with my grandchildren.


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