University qualifications 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 86% of learners stating that they were satisfied with their experience on their higher education course during 2019-2020. Furthermore, we achieved 100% overall satisfaction rates in our Psychology and Childhood Studies. 

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 Cameron Sullivan who completed his degree with us this summer, commented: 

"After being at the college for four years I have found it to be a pleasant and welcoming learning environment. The tutors are both supportive and encouraging, adding real value to the learning experience where nothing is to much trouble for them. The course has been challenging but extremely enjoyable facilitating my learning and building on my existing experiences. Overall I have enjoyed being a student at the college, gaining qualification and building new relationships with other students and tutors alike. Alongside this the facilities at the college and the services provided by the support staff are wonderful. I would recommend taking a course at the college to anybody for its ability to encourage the highest levels of achievement whilst simultaneously creating a safe environment to learn and develop."


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 book a slot at one of our advice and guidance sessions:

 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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