Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the cost of the courses?
- Can I claim any money when I am in College?
- Can I pay my fees by instalments?
- Is the syllabus available?
- Do I have to take examinations at the end of my course?
- Does the College have a Careers Service?
- Is there support for the disabled?
- Do I need equipment for my course?
- Are there Nursery facilities available?
- Does the College provide refectory facilities?
- Is living accommodation available?
- Does the College provide transport?
- Are there car parking facilities?
- What if Welsh is my language of preference?
1. What is the cost of the courses?
The cost of courses vary depending on the attendance pattern, level of course etc. Full-time courses are generally free, part-time fees and Higher Education fees are in the prospectus and overseas students should contact the College in the first instance to discuss their individual circumstances.
2. Can I claim any money when I am in College?
This is dependent on your personal circumstances. Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) may be claimed by students aged 16, 17 and 18 and the amount is calculated against parental income. There are other funds available to help students such as Assembly Learning Grants (ALGs), and Learning Support Fund (LSF). Advice on the above can be obtained from Learner Services, please call: 01639 648404
3. Can I pay my fees by instalments?
The payment of fees by instalments depends on the total cost of the course. This can be discussed with the College Finance Manager.
4. Is the syllabus available?
The College offers a vast range of courses and generally syllabuses are not available on a specific basis. However during the College information and open evenings the syllabus can be discussed with individual tutors. If the times of these events are not convenient, personal appointments may be made.
5. Do I have to take examinations at the end of my course?
The type and level of course you choose will determine whether end-of-course examinations are undertaken. Details of assessment requirements can be obtained from the College prospectus or course co-ordinators.
6. Does the College have a Careers Service?
The College works closely with Careers Wales West. Students may drop in to the Learner Services at either Neath and Afan Campuses to seek careers advice or make an appointment to suit their needs.
7. Is there support for the disabled?
The College takes seriously the need on making its facilities accessible and welcoming to students with disabilities of all kinds. Our commitment to the disabled can be found in our Disability Statement.
8. Do I need equipment for my course?
Certain courses require personal equipment, such as Catering; Hair and Beauty; and Engineering. Details of the requirements are available on request or when offered a place on the course.
9. Are there Nursery facilities available?
There is a nursery located on the Neath, Afan and Coleg Pontardawe campuses, which are available to staff, students and the local community. The nurseries are run by fully qualified members of staff, who have all been CRB-checked and are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The nurseries care for two age groups – 12 weeks to two years and two years to seven years. Inspection visits are welcomed, to make an appointment or to find out more about our facilities, booking procedures and prices. Please contact Lilliput Nursery: Neath campus 01639 648039; Afan campus 01639 648239, Coleg Pontardawe 01639 648139. Further information can also be obtained by clicking here.
10. Does the College provide refectory facilities?
The College has food outlets at all its major sites providing snack items to fully cooked meals. The refectories are open from early morning to early evening and there are also vending facilities available at various teaching blocks.
11. Is living accommodation available?
The College does not have Halls of Residence; however Learner Services has details of a range of accommodation within the locality. All accommodation is vetted by the Local Authority for suitability.
12. Does the College provide transport?
The College works closely with the 'First' bus company who allocates buses to the College on the most popular routes. There are also shuttle buses at peak times between the main sites.
13. Are there car parking facilities?
The College has adequate car parking facilities which are available FREE to students.
14. What if Welsh is my language of preference?
All students who are Welsh speaking can access College services through the medium of Welsh and have the opportunity to engage in some elements of their learning programme through the medium of Welsh where Welsh speaking staff are available. Additional support is also available for students wishing to improve their Welsh language oral and written skills. A translation service is provided for students who are more comfortable with producing work through the medium of Welsh-speaking.
Ar hyn o bryd yr ydym yng nghanol y broses o ddiweddaru/gyfieithu llawer o'r cynnwys sydd ar ein gwefan.