We are enthusiastic, motivated and highly committed to helping learners build confidence, break boundaries and believe in themselves, so they can achieve their full potential. We work with a diverse group of learners, from school leavers to employees and adult learners, in a variety of inclusive settings including  colleges, community centres and employer organisations. Our goal is to help learners achieve the qualifications and skills they need to fulfil their dreams, whether that's accessing higher education or entering their chosen career.

Sometimes, we specialise in a specific subject area and share our passion and enthusiasm with learners to help them succeed and to be the very best they can be. But more often than not, we teach a range of subjects through lectures and practical hands-on demonstrations. We provide guidance and support to learners throughout their learning journey, from entry level, GCSE, A Levels, vocational qualifications, apprenticeships and higher education. We inspire them, and help them make the right decisions for them based on their future ambitions.

The Further Education colleges in Wales are Bridgend College, Cardiff and Vale College, Coleg Cambria, Coleg Ceredigion, Coleg GwentColeg Sir Gâr, Coleg y Cymoedd, The College Merthyr, Gower College SwanseaGrwp Llandrillo Menai, NPTC Group of Colleges, Pembrokeshire College and St. David's Catholic College

Are you interested in learning more about the different roles that exist across further education in Wales? Perhaps you are looking for information about the skills and qualifications that you might need to embark upon (or develop) a career within the sector? If so, you’re in the right place.

Below we provide a flavour of some of the exciting roles within the post-16 sector, giving you an indication of the duties and responsibilities involved, and what it’s like to work in these roles.


We help a diverse group of learners achieve the skills and qualifications they need to achieve their goals.

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We support further education providers and learners by encouraging full participation in learning, promoting independence and helping learners unlock their full potential.

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As experienced professionals within our areas we provide strong leadership that meets the strategic needs of the workforce and our organisations. We put our expertise into practice by promoting high expectations for both staff and students.

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Covering a diverse range of roles, we provide comprehensive support in our relevant areas.

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Glenda Dowdell-Thomas
Lecturer in Sport (Course Lead Outdoor Activities)
"The fact I know that at some point in the day I’ll laugh. Every day there’s a laugh, every day there’s frustration, every day something happens whether it’s a student saying thank you or experiencing something for the first time, like kayaking. As it’s such an interactive job, I don’t know what’s going to happen when I wake up in the morning – and I love that."