Our Partners

Explore our diverse network of partners that work with Powys Neath Port Talbot Adult Learning in the Community outside of our main course providers. Take a look at their sites below to see what they have to offer.

Adult Learning Wales

We are the national adult community learning organisation for Wales, committed to widening participation, promoting active citizenship and skills development. We provide the best quality learning through a collaborative approach, across the whole of Wales. We provide access to education from Pre-entry Level learning to Level four qualifications. 

Adult Community Learning Neath Port Talbot

This organization offers adult education and learning opportunities in Neath Port Talbot. Their focus is on skills improvement and personal growth, catering to the educational needs of adults in the community. 

NPTC Group of Colleges

NPTC Group of Colleges, formerly Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Powys, is one of the largest Further Education providers in Wales covering 30 per cent of the country’s landmass. The College offers an exciting and varied programme of full- and part-time courses to more than 270,000 residents stretching from south to north Wales.

Powys County Council

As the local government authority for Powys, Wales, the Powys County Council is responsible for overseeing a wide array of public services. These services include education, social services, community development, and other initiatives that contribute to the welfare of the region’s residents. 

Aberystwyth University

Since 1872, we have built a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. Today, we are home to students from all over the world. We pride ourselves on our welcome and inclusivity, while at the same time being a university rooted in excellence and research. 

We have a range of courses available at our Lifelong Learning Department, suitable for both personal and professional development. Our courses are open to adults of all ages, as well as students at any University who may find our degree boosters useful.
Many of our courses are run via distance or blended learning that allows you the flexibility to study when and where you want. Our qualified and experienced tutors provide accessible study resources and are on-hand to offer expert tuition and guidance.

D.O.V.E Workshop

DOVE Workshop is an organisation that is committed to the provision of learning opportunities in our communities.  Working in partnership with the Neath Port Talbot Adult Learning Network who provide experienced and qualified tutors and have an excellent reputation for quality. 

DOVE Workshop provides a number of services that are associated with learning, offering opportunities for: volunteering, work experience, IT drop-in services, employment support, CV writing and much more…  There is childcare available to learners and working parents on-site at Dovecote Nursery. 

Age Connect Wales

We operate in some of the most socially and economically deprived areas in Wales. Therefore, it is crucial that what we say and do reflects the challenges of those in greatest need. We’re engaged in local communities, delivering services, with a long history and expertise in working with older people to understand the challenges they face. 

Our aim is to provide people in Wales aged 50 plus with the assistance, support and services they need to live a healthier, more active and independent life. Age Connects Wales has committed to work together to help change society’s view on age, to one where older age is regarded as a stage in life as valuable and important as any other. We’re willing to challenge the cultural and organisational attitudes to older people in Wales. 

YMCA Neath

Improving opportunities, and the quality of life. 

YMCA Neath is a thriving charitable organisation, providing a wide range of educational, recreational, and sporting activities for people of all ages from pre-school children through to senior citizens. 

A wholly self-funded, non-profit making organisation; YMCA Neath offers a relaxed and friendly environment in which to learn new skills, and to meet new people. 

Located within a Communities First area (Neath North), and close to areas of deprivation suffering from high levels of unemployment; Neath YMCA supports projects working with children, socially excluded young people, the unemployed, older people, those with disabilities, young parents, parents/carers, and the community in general. 

Part of the wider YMCA movement, working in 150 countries; YMCA Neath is one of 22 Welsh associations. The building and land are freehold and owned by the YMCA Neath Board of Management. 

YMCA Neath is unique. Established in 1875, YMCA Neath hosts an annual Good Friday Morning Breakfast and Service. This year’s 142nd Breakfast gave the Board of Management an opportunity to meet with friends and supporters, celebrate achievements, and communicate its vision for the year ahead. 

Tai Tarian

This housing association in Neath Port Talbot, Wales, is committed to providing affordable housing solutions for residents. In addition to their housing services, they also engage in community development efforts to create thriving local neighborhoods. 

PAVO (Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations)

PAVO is the County Voluntary Council for Powys supporting the third sector in Powys (third sector is a term for the range of organisations including voluntary and community organisations, registered charities and associations, self-help groups and community groups, social enterprises, mutuals and co-operatives.) 

Fair Chance Wales

This initiative is dedicated to creating fair employment opportunities and addressing inequalities within the Welsh workforce. Their focus is on promoting inclusivity and fairness in employment practices. 

The Open University Wales

As a branch of The Open University, this institution provides flexible distance learning options to individuals in Wales. This allows people to pursue various subjects and further their education remotely. 

Glynneath Training Centre

This centre provides training and skills development programs for individuals in Glynneath. Their programs are designed to enhance employability and provide valuable skills to the participants. 

Neath Port Talbot CVS (Council for Voluntary Service)

Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service was established in April 1997 as a Charitable Company to support, promote and develop the participation of voluntary organisations, community groups and individuals in the voluntary sector in Neath Port Talbot.

Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region

Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region provide a range of Welsh courses for adults at all levels. Using a newly-designed curriculum and a range of learning resources developed by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, we aim to help learners increase their skills, knowledge and appreciation of Welsh, but also – and perhaps more importantly – to help learners build the confidence to use the language in their day-to-day activities.

Powys residents looking for locally-based courses should visit:

NPT Council (Neath Port Talbot Council)

As the local governing body for Neath Port Talbot, this council is responsible for providing a wide range of public services. Their responsibilities encompass community development, public services, and overall governance of the region. 

NPT Libraries

Libraries in Neath Port Talbot offer a variety of resources, programs, and services that promote literacy, education, and community engagement. These libraries play a crucial role in providing access to knowledge and learning opportunities. 

Swansea University

Swansea University has been producing world class research since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our research has a much wider impact, reaching across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of a global society.

We have achieved an extraordinary level of success in recent years with our research activity exceeding that of many larger universities. This, though, has not compromised the friendly and relaxed atmosphere that has always characterised the “Swansea experience”. 

As we continue our journey as a 21st century University, we look forward to becoming a truly global institution, focusing on the big issues, and improving lives, while continuing to provide inspirational teaching. 

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