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Exam Timetable

If your course contains exams, you will receive an exam timetable in advance of your exams.

This exam timetable will provide details of location, time and subject/unit. You can view your Exam information in our OnTrack system

For further information/queries about your exams, please contact your personal tutor or our Exams Department

Term Dates 17/18

Autumn Term        

Starts - Monday 4th September (Full and Part Time) 2017

Half Term - Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2017

Ends - Wednesday 20th December 2017


Christmas Break (College Closed) - Thursday 21st December - Friday 5th January 2018

Spring Term

Starts - Monday 8th January 2018 

Half Term - Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February 2018

Ends - Thursday 29th March 2018


Easter Break - Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April 2018

Summer Term

Starts - Monday 16th April 2018 

Half Term - Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 2018

Ends - Friday 29th June 2018



Inset Days - College closed for learners

Friday 27th October 2017

Thursday 21st December 2017

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018


College Closures

Thursday 21st December 2017 - Friday 5th January 2018 (Christmas)

Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April 2018 (Easter)

Monday - May Day 7th May 2018 (May Day)

Monday 28th May  - Friday 1st June 2018 (May Half Term)

Monday 27th August  2018 (August Bank Holiday)

Everything IT related (Wi-Fi, Passwords, Moodle etc)


Coleg y Cymoedd offers free wi-fi across most of our sites.  Accessing our Wi-Fi couldn't be easier.

Simply, go into the Wi-Fi settings in your device and connect to the 'Eduroam' network.

You will be asked to enter your college username and password.  Your username is a combination of your learner number and email.


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You may be required to install/agree to a safety certificate, this is perfectly safe and validates you as an enrolled learner at the college.

For any issues relating to your college account/accessing Wi-Fi please speak to your tutor or Learner Services who may be able to help you or can direct you to our IT Support team 


Office 365 (Microsoft ‘Cloud based’ Services for Students)

Office 365 Education is a collection of familiar online services that allows you to communicate, collaborate and share your College work.

It’s available for free to all students attending Coleg y Cymoedd, and includes:

  • Outlook email (your free College email account)
  • Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote)
  • OneDrive storage (Allowing you to create and access you college work from anywhere, with any device)

You can also install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs for free. As well as add a load of free Office Apps to your phone or tablet.

Click here to access Office 365

Moodle and Meddwl  

Moodle is your online learning area where you can access key course information, view teaching and learning resources, submit your written assignments, and be part of a community of learners on your course, with access 24/7.

It is simple to use, and can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection – at home, at College or even your nearest coffee shop.

On Moodle you’ll find a range of resources including:

  • Course hand-outs
  • Presentations
  • Assignments
  • Helpful links
  • Blogs
  • Video and interactive resources
  • Discussion forums

New services are being added all the time to improve your experience of studying at Coleg Y Cymoedd.

Click here to access Moodle:



Click here to access SOLA :

EBS : Ontrack

EBS: Ontrack at Coleg Y Cymoedd is an online tool to help you stay in control of your learning and progress.

Working with your tutors, you can view your Individual Learning Plan(s), and set targets which will help you achieve your personal and academic goals. These are regularly reviewed and monitored, and with your tutors you can revise your goals as the year progresses.

In addition, EBS: Ontrack gives you access to your timetable, attendance, registers and Pastoral messages and logs which fully support you during your time with us.

Click here to access EBS: Ontrack

When outside of the College, please your College computer network account that you are given when you enrol at Coleg Y Cymoedd to access EBS: Ontrack.

Self Account Management (SAM)  

SAM is an online College application which is used to activate your student computer account at the beginning of your studies.

Or if you forget your password at any time after your account has been activated, SAM can be used to reset it.

Click here to access SAM

What do I do if I want to change or thinking of leaving my course?

We can help you!

If you are thinking of changing or leaving your course, please talk to either your personal tutor or a member of the Learner Services team.

There can be many reasons why you might be consdering changing course or leaving and our specialist staff will be able to discuss your options and what may be best for you.


Coleg y Cymoedd encourages learners, potential learners and other customers to make their views known.

Formal complaints should preferably be made in writing, but initially verbal complaints will be acceptable in the interests of speed and accessibility.  The College will investigate each complaint and make the result of any investigation known to the complainant.  Complaints can be directed directly to our Complaints Coordinator or made to Learners Services staff.

Code of Conduct

Learners are expected to:

- Attend all classes and work experience on time. Registers are closed five minutes after the start of class.

- Follow the College policy for reporting absence

- Follow the College’s guidelines for Information Technology and Internet use;

- Observe all health and safety procedures, special clothing regulations, etc.

- Take their course seriously and follow instructions from all staff.

- Complete and hand in all coursework and homework on time.

- Respect the property of the college, staff, others learners and visitors.

- Respect the diversity of everyone at the college.

- Operate a ‘self-clear’ policy within the College refectory and café areas

- Declare all criminal charges and convictions

Unacceptable behaviour includes conduct which could disturb, upset or offend other people or prevents a learner from making the most of his/her opportunities at College.

Learners must not:

- Create litter

- Use offensive language, spit or wear clothing with offensive slogans.

- Take food or drink into the classroom (except water).

- Have their mobile phone or similar device switched on during lessons without the teacher’s permission.

- Smoke in non-designated areas.

- Enter college sites if in possession of or under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. These substances are not permitted on campuses.

- Enter college sites carrying an offensive weapon.

- Bully or harass others.

- Cheat in assessments and examinations

- Commit a criminal offence that may affect a learner’s suitability for continued attendance; and

- Provide false information

These are examples and are not an exhaustive list.

Disciplinary and Behaviour

The learner code of conduct exists for the general good of learners, staff, visitors and members of the community.

A learner who continually breaks this code, or commits a serious act will be dealt with under the Learner Behaviour and Discipline Policy and Procedures.  

This procedure is managed by the Campus Directors and Director of Learner Services.  They have delegated authority to suspend or expel learners who break the Code of Conduct.

Learners who are suspended or expelled have the right to appeal to the Principal.

The Disciplinary and Behaviour policy can be viewed here



Learner life is all about Boosting your chances

Get involved and make the most of your opportunities! 

Boost activities take place every Wednesday afternoon.  Further details available from each Campus Office. 


Facebook Boost Facebook Group Nantgarw


Facebook Boost Facebook Group Rhondda


Boost - YouYou: BOOST your personal development 

Get clued up on everything you need to know about the next stage of your life. Be the person you want to be.


Boost - SportSport: BOOST your chances by having an active lifestyle

Choose from our sporting menu options including netball, zumba, football, roller disco, street dance, gym membership and team events.


Boost - HobbiesHobbies: BOOST your interests… join a club or why not start your own!

We’ll help you. It could be anything from star gazing to sewing from gardening to gaming.


Boost - CultureCulture: BOOST your cultural awareness… hold your own in any situation

Photography, films, animation, designing your own app, music, even debating & reviewing.


Boost - JobsJobs: BOOST your CV and your chances of getting that great job

Set yourself apart, make sure your CV is full of things employers want to placements; volunteering; learning from role models; fund raising etc.


Boost - QualificationsQualifications: BOOST your knowledge and skills with an extra qualification

Either in the area you are studying or a completely new area of interest; it might get you that part time job.

Whole College Approach to Behaviour

Please find below a draft Behaviour Policy that once approved, applies to both students and staff of the college.  

We would like to consult with learners on this policy and ask for any comments to be returned to Campus Directors.   Comment should be submitted via email by Friday 26th January 2018.


Draft Behaviour Policy view here



Mark Thomas, Campus Director,


Karen James, Campus Director,


Carolyn Donegan, Campus Director,

Ystrad Mynach

Alison Roberts, Campus Director,

Use of IT and Social Media

Coleg y Cymoedd provides IT services and equipment for use by learners.  When using these resources, it is expected that you respect the following:-

- Not to view or download any form of pornographic, racist, radical or offensive material.

- Use email/ social networking sites  to send abusive, racist, radical or offensive message to anyone.

- No harassing of any person via email or social networking sites.

- No hacking or the delibrate placement of viruses, spyware, malware on college resources.

Accounts are monitored centrally for misuse. Where misuse is suspected then the account may be disabled and an investigation commenced. Breaches of the IT regulations will lead to disciplinary action.

Learner Survey Results

Autumn 2017


A Level

Entry 1 and 2

Entry 3

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