Selling Wales to the World

Wales is a bilingual country with stunning scenery and lively cities all within a few hours of London and Manchester.  Wales’ friendly people, its distinctive culture and relatively low cost of living attract many international students to study in its universities and colleges.

The college sector in Wales is a high performing one and many colleges offer a wide range of qualifications and courses for international students including:

  • A levels and International Baccalaureate (academic study leading to university)
  • English language courses (IELTS, Cambridge English Language, British Council accredited)
  • BTEC, work based learning and technical qualifications
  • Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND)
  • International Foundation Programmes
  • Degrees (awarded by colleges or in partnership with a university)

Professional Study in Wales

The FE sector in Wales is proud of its quality profile. As a result, many education professionals visit Wales to learn from our good practice in a number of priority areas such as teaching & learning, quality assurance, entrepreneurship and apprenticeships.

ColegauCymru organises some of these inward visits directly with its network of international partners using Erasmus+ funding.Other visits are organised in partnership with British Council and focus on vocational education and training policy in specific areas identified by overseas governments.

Links to the international pages of the colleges in Wales