Coleg Glan Hafren


Coleg Glan Hafren

Coordinates: 51°30′47″N 3°06′36″W / 51.513°N 3.110°W / 51.513; -3.110

Coleg Glan Hafren
Type Further Education College
Admin. staff 500
Students 12,000
Location Cardiff, Wales
Campus Trowbridge Road, Rumney
The Parade, Cardiff
Nickname
Website http://www.glan-hafren.ac.uk/

Coleg Glan Hafren is a Further Education college based in Cardiff. The college has over 12,000 students and provides over 800 courses, including A levels (including A level and AS level Business Studies), GCSE re-sits and languages; Business and Professional courses such as Law, Marketing and Accounting; Hair and Beauty; Access, ESOL and Open Door; Sport, Catering, Childcare and Travel and Tourism; Creative and Digital courses and Engineering and Construction Technology courses. The courses are provided to students from the age of 14, who may study while still at school or from the age of 16, up to the eldest student at the college, who is 80 years old. There are also courses run for international students, under the college's British Council-accredited Cardiff College International.

The college has two campuses and four sites. One campus is on Trowbridge Road on the east side of the city. The other campus is in the city centre, with two sites on The Parade, at no.27 and no.35. The college also runs a commercial hair and beauty training salon in Cardiff's Castle Arcade, called the Design Academy. The college also provides courses at other sites, notably in Ely.

The college was formed in 1989 and was incorporated in 1993 under a Royal Charter. The name means "College by the River Severn". The college was intended to serve the east-side of Cardiff, with another college intended to serve the west-side of Cardiff. There are six faculties within the college and the Acting Principal, since February 2009, is Mr Rob Larkins. The Chair of Governors is Ms Jacquie Turnbull.

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