Sport and Public Services


The Sports department offers a range of full- and part-time courses at Newtown College, Brecon Beacons College and Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

We have highly-qualified staff who teach across the breadth of the curriculum to enhance the student experience.

Many of our sports staff have top-level coaching experience, which will develop students’ sporting abilities, as well as being a part of the academy and enrichment programmes.

Fortunately, the College has an established reputation for sporting success, with former students gaining international recognition in a variety of sports.

The department is proud of its excellent academic results, coupled with high-quality teaching and learning resources.

Facilities at Llandarcy Academy of Sport include an international sports hall, climbing wall, strength & conditioning room, 60m indoor track, indoor multisport facility, and a 4G pitch.

In conjunction, Newtown College has excellent partnerships with Newtown Football Club and the local authority to support and enrich the curriculum.

More importantly, careers are fulfilling in this sector. These include sports coach, PE teacher, disability sports officer, sports therapist, sports analyst, sports nutritionist, gym instructor or sports community officer.

Academic progression involves Higher Education at the College or another institution. As well as that, some elite sportspeople can gain scholarships to study abroad.

Our exceptional lecturers include:

Helen Jones: Wales International & Commonwealth Netball

Paul Williams: Neath RFC

Steven Maddocks: Wales Senior Cricket

Rhiannon Simms: Welsh Sports Acrobatic Gymnast

Sophie Pick: Welsh Athletics

Andrew Davies: Welsh Athletics & Commonwealth Team

Llandarcy Academy of Sport

At Llandarcy Academy of Sport, we offer sector-leading facilities.

These include:

  • An elite, national multi-use sports hall
  • Climbing wall
  • An all-weather 4G pitch
  • Multi-Use Games Area
  • Strength, and Conditioning Suite
  • An indoor bounding track with a warm-up area.

Teaching facilities involve ten teaching rooms, complete with interactive whiteboards.

Also, students can utilize our fully-equipped ELC rooms along with a student common room furnished with a TV and table tennis.

Notably, we have strong partnerships with both Ospreys Regional Rugby and Swansea City Football Club.

This outlines our commitment to developing student’s professionalism in the sporting world.

Equally important, we link with many outside agencies and governing bodies such as the FAW, WRU and NPT PASS department.

Above all, these provide students with exciting opportunities and experiences to train alongside professional athletes.

Public Services

Likewise, public services offer an assortment of courses across the same campuses at NPTC Group of Colleges.

Many of our lecturers indeed play an active duty across the uniformed public services, by using their expertise to captivate students.

Public services will undoubtedly lay the basis for a career in the armed forces, coastguard, ambulance, police or fire services.

For example, many of our former students have progressed into various careers in uniformed public sectors, including blue-light emergency services and the armed forces.

Additionally, the department runs educational visits across the country to highlight possible careers in the uniformed public services.

Furthermore, a range of work experience and training is also available for students.

Combined Cadet Force

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) offers college students a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. The aim is to develop skills in personal responsibility, leadership, and self-discipline.

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