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 83% of learners stating that they were satisfied with their experience on their higher education course during 2018-2019. Furthermore, we achieved 100% overall satisfaction rates in our Business and Psychology courses.

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 Hannah Casey completed her BA Hons Degree in June 2019. Hannah commented “I always wanted to go to university but I didn’t think it would be possible without A level qualifications. After completing my GCSEs at school, I enrolled at the college on a level 2 Business Administration course. After completing this course, I progressed on to the level 3 course. With the help and support of my tutors, I began to realise that there were options and pathways available for me to gain a university qualification through studying on the Foundation Degree Business. After completing the Foundation Degree in Business, I have just completed the final year of study on the BA Hons Top-up Degree. The staff at the college are amazing and really help you to reach your goals, with one to one help and support available.  I cannot thank the staff here at the college enough for helping me to finish the degree, and I would support anyone in their decision to study this course as it has opened so many doors for me.”

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 15th or Friday 16th 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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