Enrolment for College is now open. Please visit the College website to look at courses and to complete an application form.

If you need any support regarding your application, please e-mail Mrs L Walters at WaltersL111@hwbmail.net or alternatively e-mail Martin Jones from Coleg Y Cymoedd at martin.jones@cymoedd.ac.uk

For Information on joining Coleg y Cymoedd, please click the link below.


Information from 6th Forms will be updated here as soon as we receive it from our Post 16 schools.


The link below goes to the 16+ options section on the Careers Wales website.

Gives a general overview of the options/pathways available, after Year 11


This has recently been added. It links school subjects directly to possible careers with that subject.


 In addition to Coleg Y Cymoedd, here is a link to Bridgend College also – Particularly as courses such as Animal Care are offered at Pencoed;



Please find a guide on how to access google classroom for any blended learning that will take place.

Google Classroom – Pupil Guide PDF

Virtual Work Experience

VWE Schedule

VWE Sign Up Instructions

VWE Extension Notice

Chartered Institute of Maketing – Marketing Virtual Work Experience February 2021 https://www.springpod.co.uk/marketing-virtual-work-experience/

Vodafone – Innovators Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/vodafone-virtual-work-experience/

Law Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/law-virtual-work-experience/

Teaching Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/teaching-virtual-work-experience/

Nestlé – Employability Skills Programme https://www.springpod.co.uk/nestle-employability-skills-programme/

Finance Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/finance-virtual-work-experience/

BT – Insight Day https://www.springpod.co.uk/bt-insight-day/

Journalism Virtual Work Experience https://www.springpod.co.uk/journalism-virtual-work-experience/

All of these opportunities are completely free to students (and always will be) – they can use any of the links above to create their free account and apply.

Options Support from Careers Wales

Year 9 Options Information-Careers Wales

Greetings from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

Do you have a passion, a talent, or both in the arts. By that, we mean the performing arts naturally but also you might be studying subjects that lend themselves to careers in the production side of the arts, in theatre, television and film.  

We offer courses in music, drama, design, set design, costume design, model and puppetry craft, scenic construction, and stage management. 

We would like to raise awareness about the opportunities highlighted below.  Drama, Music but also Art and Design, and Design and Technology.  We have new courses starting in BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and a Foundation Degree, at pre-degree level, in Scenic Construction, and would love to hear from you. Please contact us at admissions@rwcmd.ac.uk

Armed Forces Virtual Workshops

The Regional Engagement Team (Wales), are delivering Virtual Microsoft Teams Military School based session on Wednesday mornings starting from 9 am – 10 am. Please find attached flyer with all the details required for you to join us.


Subject examples

Your Armed Forces of today
Values and Standards of the British Army
STEM – Engineering
Discipline in the Field
Core Values
Information Technology

Virtual Work Experience

The Renishaw virtual work experience application is now open. 120 places available

More information and the application form can be found here:-

Work experience weeks (renishaw.com)

Please see below another opportunity for work experience placements that may be of interest to you:

HSBC UK Work Experience Programme


The UK Work Experience Programme is for students looking for a work experience placement with a leading global bank. The programme provides opportunities to gain some hands-on experience, develop your knowledge of banking and financial services, and explore the careers available at HSBC in the UK. Students should note that this is an unpaid work experience programme.

For: Full-time secondary school or college students
Duration: One week
Areas: Commercial Banking, Compliance, Digital, Global Banking & Markets, Human Resources, Marketing, Procurement, Wealth and Personal Banking


South Wales

All the locations available for the HSBC Work Experience Programme within the South Wales region are listed below.

Cardiff, Cwmbran, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Swansea

Applications open: Applications are currently open
Applications close: 31 January 2021

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at those in the later years of full-time secondary, sixth form or college education who are keen to get an introduction to what a career in financial services may be like.

The Work Experience opportunities will be available through June to August 2021. Specific details regarding each opportunity are available when you apply.

To be considered for the programme, you will:

Be in full-time education either at secondary school, sixth form or college at the time of the work experience commencing
Be keen and motivated to find out more about HSBC and to be prepared to complete the application process, which will include some online questions and if successful, a telephone interview

Welsh Apprenticeship Alliance

In partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Welsh Government, we help young people gain professional careers in civil engineering starting at either BTEC Level 3 (with NVQ Level 3) straight after GCSE’s or at HNC Level 4 (with NVQ Level 4) after A Levels.  As part of the alliance, the apprentices will work full-time with either private or public sector organisations (fully funded) and work towards their degree.  Due to working so closely with the ICE, the apprentices gain their professional development also, and will eventually if they choose, become a chartered engineer. 

We have attached a flyer for you with some information on.

Apprenticeship Flyer_WAA 2021_updated

RCT Resources

Adnoddau Covid19 Resources – Dec 2020

Tonyrefail Sixth Form Open Evening

Please find the attached letter from Tonyrefail School for pupils wishing to attend their sixth form virtual open evening.

TCS Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening Information 2021

Pupils can access the virtual open evening via our website – www.tcs.cymru

It can also be accessed directly by clicking on this link. https://spark.adobe.com/page/JfHWKnAMbcv5x/

The deadline for submitting an application to join Tonyrefail Community School Sixth Form is 12.30pm on Friday, 5th March 2021.

Should you have any queries, pupils can email seniorschool@tcs.cymru