Coleg Y Cymoedd

For Employers

For Employers

Coleg y Cymoedd are able to offer flexible training, advice, development and bespoke solutions for business and industry.

We are an experienced quality training provider meeting the needs of both local and national employers.  Coleg y Cymoedd has the experience to deliver your training needs.

Our shared vision:-

  • A hub for partnership working
  • A provider of excellent teaching, training and learning
  • The employer of choice
  • An exemplar of sustainability
  • A deliverer of an expanding bilingual education provision
  • An economic dynamo for the local economy

To explore the breadth of what Coleg y Cymoedd can offer Employers, view our Partnership guide below. 

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Energy and Gas Training



The Energy and Gas Training Centre based in South Wales at Coleg y Cymoedd offers a full range of specialist gas training courses for industry professionals at competitive prices, tailored to meet your needs.

A list of training courses can be viewed below:- 

  Assessment Days              Training Days             Total   
Natural Gas Qualifications      
Re Assessment CCN1 Only 1 Day 1 Day  £550 
Re Assessment CCN1 & 1 Element 1.5 Days  1 Day  £650 
Re Assessment CCN1 & 2-4 Elements 2 Days  1 Day  £750 
Each additional element     £60 
Initial CCN1 only 2 Days  2 Days  £700 
Initial CCN1 & 1 Element 3 Days  3 Days  £950 
Initial CCN1 & 2-4 Elements 3 Days  3 Days  £1050 
Each additional element     £60 
CPA1 Full Day 1 Day  - £150 
Appliances x 1 1 Day  £220 
Appliances 2-3 1 Day  1 Day   £320 
LPG Qualifications      
LPG Re Assessment PD,LAV and/or RPH 1 Day   1 Day   £370 
LPG Re Assessment Element HTRLP2 0.5 Day  0.5 Day  £180 
LPG Initial PD,LAV and/or RPH 1 Day   1 Day    £460 
LPG Initial Element HTRLP2 0.5 Day  0.5 Day  £185 
Foundation Gas Certificate      
Foundation Gas Certificate   20 Days  £2200 
Initial CCN1 & 2-4 Elements (when paid for with Foundation Gas Certificate) 3 Days  3 Days  £650 
Additional Qualifications      
Water Regulations 1 Day   £230 
Unvented Hot Water Certificate 1 Day   £230 
Energy Efficiency 1 Day   £170 

Alternatively, you can also view our Energy and Gas training courses here (opens in new window)

For further information please contact the Energy and Gas Centre, Coleg y Cymoedd Ystrad Mynach, Twyn Road, Ystrad Mynach, South Wales, CF82 7XR on 01443 810182 or

Listed below are some of the employers that the Energy and Gas centre are currently or have worked with previously:- 



Bron Afon Community 


Gm Douglas 

  Willis Construction 











If you are employed or self-employed, an apprenticeship could be for you. You will receive top quality training, develop your skills and gain qualifications on the job.

As an employee you will earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills. You will undertake training towards a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships are open to all learners aged 16-25.

On applying for an apprenticeship you will be invited to attend an interview, and you will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.

Foundation Apprenticeship (Level 2)
You will work towards a QCF-NVQ Certificate Level 2 in your chosen vocational area together with a Technical Certificate, Essential Skills Wales and an ERR workbook. You will receive off the job training which may include attendance at college. You will be assigned a work based assessor who will visit you in your workplace and monitor your progress. On completion you will have the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

You must be aged under 25 to start this programme.

Apprenticeship (Level 3)
You will work towards a QCF-NVQ Diploma Level 3 in your chosen vocational area together with a Technical Certificate, Essential Skills Wales and an ERR workbook. You will be assigned a work based assessor who will visit you in your workplace and monitor your progress. After completing the Apprenticeship at Level 3 you could move onto a Higher Apprenticeship or Higher Education course at University or at Coleg y Cymoedd.

You must be aged under 25 to start this programme.

Higher Apprenticeships
The Higher Apprenticeship is a work based programme for employed people working in a management role. This programme provides opportunities to achieve qualifications at Level 4 and 5. The Higher Apprenticeship provides subsidised training that is specific to the employer’s industry sector, alongside Essential Skills Wales and a Technical certificate.

Railway Training Apprenticeship
Coleg y Cymoedd has joined forces with McGinley Support Services to offer an exciting new Rail Apprenticeship Programme at the new multimillion pound Centre of Excellence for Railway Training at Nantgarw.

You will follow the Apprenticeship in Rail Track Engineering, a Level 2 qualification; which will enable you to train in a realistic environment to become equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in the rail track industry.

You must be aged 18-24 to start this programme (industry requirements).

For more information about any of our Apprenticeships call the School of Work Based Learning on  01443 810060/810061, or email


"We have worked with Business and International Services for over 10 years, during which time strong working relationships have been formed and countless members of Santia staff have developed and enhanced their vocational skills.  The training that we receive is always of a very high standard, with solutions tailored to our specific needs and those of our learners"

Cherry Richards, Head of Learning and Development, Santia Consulting Ltd 


"We have worked in partnership with the college for many years and they support our apprenticeship programme.  The new campus in Nantgarw provides a place where learning can be fostered and achieving is part of its everyday culture.  The learning opportunities at the college provide many people with the opportunity to develop new skills and trades and further their education.  We are proud to work in partnership with them to develop the workforce of the future."

Rhys Williams, Government & Business Relations Leader, GE Aviation


"The objectives of the training were comprehensively covered and further advice was openly given when required.  Overall a very enjoyable and beneficial course"

Sarah Baker, Human Resources, British Airways Interiors, Blackwood




Working in Partnership

Listed below are some of the employers that Business and International Services work with.

British Airways


Frontier Group 





International Greetings 








GE Aviation   


  Citizens Advice    RCT 
CCBC    Merthyr Logo         




Four Construction

The Four Construction Training Group was formed in 2009 on behalf of the local construction industry to provide training throughout the areas of Merthyr Tydfil, RCT, Caerphilly and Bridgend.  

The sole purpose is to organise and co-ordinate quality and cost effective training to all members throughout the industry. We aim to enhance the competitiveness of current members and endorse the achievement of industry recognised qualifications as well as promoting the need for training by co-operating with local training providers and authorities.

The group currently has 47 members and has the potential to expand and welcome other like minded organisations.

Objectives of the group

To serve and promote the interests of the construction industry at a local level.

- To provide a forum within which training and development can be discussed, developed and implemented to the quality and quantity required by the local industry.

- Maintain effective communications with Association members in the way most appropriate to the individual member needs to promote training and development.

- Maintain effective contact and influence with appropriate external bodies that have a direct impact on Association activity.

- Where possible provide members with a cost effective training brokerage network.

For further information about Four Construction (including to join as a member or about training needs), please visit the Four Construction website


Over the next 3 years, Coleg y Cymoedd, Coleg Gwent, Bridgend College, Merthyr Tydfil College, Cardiff and the Vale College and Neath Port Talbot College will be able to offer training to employers at a significantly reduced cost thanks to the funding from the Welsh European Funding Office. 

We will work closely with employers to assess their training needs and identify courses that would best meet these training objectives. Please contact one of our team to book a free training needs analysis.

Adam Saunders – 01443 663025; Rachele Garrod – 01443 663213;
Julian Wilde-Davies 01443 663621; Paul Rees 01443 663609

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