Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7XR 01443 816888
Information
  • Admin. staff 500
  • Location Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Wales
  • Principal Bryn Davies
  • Students 13,000
  • Type Further Education College
  • Vice principal http://www.ystrad-mynach.ac.uk/
The College Ystrad Mynach is a college of further education based in Ystrad Mynach in Caerphilly county borough, Wales. It has over 13,000 students ranging from school leavers to adult mature students. It teaches mainly vocational courses from entry level to Degree (in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Wales, Newport and the University of Glamorgan). The college was opened in 1959 to meet the needs of the local coal mining industry. Since the 1970s the curriculum has diversified to assist the diversification and development of the locality. The College works closely with Caerphilly County Borough Council to improve the economic future of the County Borough.
The College has more than 13,000 students ranging from school leavers to adult mature students and offers both academic and vocational courses from entry to degree level. The college offers courses in the following areas:

Art
A/S Levels & A2 A Levels
Basic Skills
Beauty therapy & Holistic Therapy
Business studies
Catering & Hospitality
Computing
Construction
Child Care
Education & Training
Engineering
English for Speakers of Other Languages
GCSE's
Hairdressing
Health & Social Care
ACS Gas & Environmental and Renewable courses
Higher Education
Office Technology
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Sport
Travel & Tourism
Welsh language
Welsh Baccalaureate
Campus
The main campus is in Ystrad Mynach. Since 2001 The College has invested heavily in its estate.

The College Rhymney - North of the Caerphilly County Borough and serves the top end of the Valley. Its aim is to develop the basic and intermediate skills of the area.
The College @ Centres – Based in High Street locations in Aber Valley, Bargoed, Blackwood & Caerphilly, they provide ‘drop in’ training in IT in an informal environment.
The College @ Tredomen – Located within the Tredomen Business & Technology Centre, provides training for both public sector and private sector companies delivering both “tailor made” and off the shelf courses. The College also runs a number of courses throughout the community in venues such as Community Centres and Schools.