Brecon Beacons College
Powys, United Kingdom
About Brecon Beacons College
GRWP NPTC Group is an amalgamation of further education colleges in the County of Powys, Wales. The region of Powys has a population of 133,000, and is sized at approximately 2000 square miles. Offered at the 12 college campuses are 12 distinct subject areas, ranging from academic pursuits, foundation courses and sixth form academy study, to vocational roles such as Business and Management, Engineering, and Childcare. The schools of the NPTC Group were formerly under the umbrella of Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Powys, and merged in 2013.
Nidum Arts Centre is located on the Neath Campus of Neath Port Talbot College, and includes a purpose-built theatre with a 168-seater auditorium and two multi purpose 'black box' studios. Lilliput Day Nursery provides a wide and varied range of activities with the emphasis on having fun and learning through play by fully qualified staff. Themes Restaurant at the College’s Newtown campus is a working restaurant staffed solely by students who train in all aspects of the hospitality industry, from food preparation and professional cookery to hospitality and supervision. The restaurant is open on Tuesday nights, as well as Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes, with the students often catering for up to sixty people at a time.
Values and vision
The dynamic Sixth Form Academy provides students with a supportive, nurturing and academic environment. Students are challenged to achieve their full potential through dedicated teaching and one-to-one support whilst providing first class learning facilities. Students are also prepared for university life through the encouragement of independent learning within a sixth form environment.