Congratulations to our talented Costume learners

A group of Cymoedd learners studying on the BA (hons) Costume Construction for Screen & Stage course at the Nantgarw campus have recently celebrated their graduation.

Congratulating the learners Course Tutor, Caroline Thomas said “This has been a particularly strong year for the BA (hons) Costume Construction for Screen & Stage cohort. Throughout the year all learners entered a national competition run by the Costume Society of Great Britain with one learner, Helen Shipp, getting through to the final.

Alongside their studies, all learners have also been working with industry professionals at BBC Roath Locke studios on Dr. Who.

Rhiannon Hawthorn has successfully secured a placement in the Royal Shakespeare company and another, Rhiannon Harris has beaten industry professionals to secure a full time job in the West End as a swing dresser.

We wish all of our graduates the best of luck for their bright futures”

Farewell to Llewellyn’s restaurant

Guests from a variety of organisations and groups were invited to ‘raise a glass’ to the current Aberdare campus; as plans are well underway to leave the Cwmdare Road site and re-locate to the new £22 million campus at Robertstown.

The new campus will open its doors in September 2017, featuring the new ‘Carriages’ restaurant.  The new restaurant will provide the Hospitality and Catering learners with ‘state of the art’ industry standard facilities to complete their training under the close supervision of expert tutors; as they develop their professional skills for their future careers in the Hospitality and Catering industry.

Since its official opening as the Llewellyn Suite in 1992, learners at the campus have provided quality food for the public and a number of organisations who have enjoyed a meal prior to their meeting.

During the week, Afternoon Tea was enjoyed by around 50 customers; showcasing the variety of home- made treats including a variety of sandwiches, sticky toffee cake, summer fruit mousse and welsh cakes; along with a glass or two of bubbly to ‘toast the campus’.

Campus Director, Mark Thomas welcomed the guests and provided them with a brief overview of the new campus. Thanking them for their support over the years he assured them that a warm welcome will await them when the new campus opens later in the year.

Representatives from The Aberdare Rotary, Inner wheel and University of the Third Age  Clubs; took the opportunity to thank the college staff and learners for the warm, friendly welcome they receive at the restaurant and the delicious meals they are served.  They praised the overall service and looked forward to visiting the new restaurant at the new campus.

The new Aberdare campus will be open in September 2017. For more information visit www.cymoedd/ac/uk/aberdare 

Tutors applaud learners amazing success

Care staff at Coleg y Cymoedd are delighted with the achievements of a group of learners studying on the Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development at the Rhondda campus.

Course Tutor, Kelly Tanner stated “The College has an excellent reputation in the Care Sector and this is another shining example of the calibre of our learners.  All thirteen learners have worked extremely hard over the past year; it’s a demanding course which includes a range of both internal and external assessments.

As a team, we are all incredibly proud of the learners who have achieved grades equivalent to 4 Grade A at A Level; many of who have been accepted at a variety of universities. We wish them all the best in their future studies”.

Julie James is one of the group celebrating their success.  Julie enrolled on an Entry Level course at the Rhondda campus, with no formal qualifications but with a determination to succeed she progressed from level 1 – 2 –3 onto the Extended Diploma.  Throughout the course, Julie along with fellow learners has combined additional study for GCSE Maths and English alongside their main award.

Speaking about her results Julie said “When I started at the college I never thought I would be leaving to study a Degree Programme.  I enrolled with no formal qualifications and whilst at times it has been hard I have to say a huge thank you to the staff at the college for their support and patience; without their help I would not have been progressing on to a Degree course.


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Parc Nantgarw
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