Aim Higher, Go Further at The College Merthyr Tydfil


Offering a range of university level courses, all on your doorstep!

Thinking of studying a university level qualification this September? Now has never been a better time to choose The College Merthyr Tydfil.

Whether you have just completed your A levels, looking to enhance your skills or qualifications or seeking a career change, we offer the opportunity to achieve a university level qualification at your local college – helping you to stay close to home and to fit in your study around work, family and other commitments.

With a comprehensive range of courses - from Art and Design and Photography through to Business, Accountancy, Computing, Sport, Care and Childhood Studies, we have something for everyone. What’s more, our small class sizes, high quality, experienced staff and outstanding support aims to ensure that all learners have the best learning experience possible enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.

Our outcomes of the National Student Survey are testament to this with over 94% of learners stating that they were satisfied with their experience on their higher education course during 2017-2018.

We have strong partnership links with the University of South Wales, providing all learners with access to the university’s learning resources and facilities with the option to progress on to the third year of a ‘top-up’ to a Bachelor Degree, if they wish to do so. In addition, the college also offers the BA Hons Top-Up Business Degree, providing learners studying on the Foundation Degree Business programme with the option to complete the full three year degree programme and gain a BA Hons Business Degree.

Learner Sarina Vaughan completed her BA Hons Degree in June 2017. Sarina commented “I started on the BA Hons Business Studies Degree after completing my Foundation Degree Business Studies at the college. Having this progression route locally made a world of difference to my future prospects as I was able to further my studies whilst working part-time and juggling the demands of a young family. The Business tutors were so supportive and I had the opportunity to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities to enhance my studies.”

We have excellent links with employers, providing industry relevant and work-related experience and projects as part of all of our courses.  So, in addition to gaining a university level qualification you will have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills and experience.

With a range of grants and loans available to help with course fees and living costs, studying could also cost less than you think.

Applying to us is easy, you can apply on-line at or call in to our information sessions and speak to one of our dedicated Higher Education tutors on Thursday 16th or Friday 17th August. Alternatively you can contact one of our specialist admissions advisers on 0800 1693825.

Let the College Merthyr Tydfil help you take that next step towards your future career ambition.


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