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Specialised Training Facilities

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Specialised Training Facilities

In order to create realistic working environments for students, several vocational courses are provided with specialist units that all students can benefit from. These include:


The College's commercial hairdressing and beauty salons are located on the Afan campus. They are open to all College students and members of the public and they offer a wide range of hair and beauty treatments with free consultations. There is also up to 20% discount for students and staff on all processes.

Salon Bannau

Based at the Brecon Beacon Campus the newly refurbished salons are the perfect place to unwind and enjoy beauty treatments including Facial, Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Makeup Application, Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting, Eyelash Perming, Eyebrow Shape and Nail Art.


We would like to welcome you to enjoy a range of treatments in our state of the art hair and beauty facilities on the Newtown campus.

Trainee Garden Centre

Situated in the Neath Campus there is also a commercial nursery, selling a large range of products.

Bakery Shop

Selling bread, cakes and pastries that are prepared and freshly baked on the Neath campus by bakery students.

Sports Facilities

The College has extensive sports facilities which include the indoor facilities at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport campus, which includes a multi-purpose indoor training facility, sport-testing laboratory, physio room, state-of-the-art fitness suite and computer room. There are also facilities available at the Neath campus, which include pitch/courts for a variety of team games, as well as, an all weather pitch.

Engineering and Construction Workshops

The College has purpose-built workshops where students can work on modern plant equipment.

Motor Vehicle Workshops

Students have the opportunity to work on vehicles to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Blasus Restaurant

Students prepare and serve meals to a very high standard. The restaurant based at the Neath Campus is open to the public, serving lunches and evening meals.

Themes Restaurant (Newtown Campus)

Is a working restaurant staffed by students who train in all aspects of the hospitality industry, from food preparation and professional cookery to hospitality and supervision.

Recording Studio/Record Label

Students and local/college bands rehearse and record music.

Hafren (Newtown Campus)

The theatre auditorium and other facilities are available for conferences, business meetings and special functions.

Nidum Arts Centre (Neath Campus) 

Includes a purpose-built theatre with a 170-seater auditorium and two multi purpose 'black box' studios, all fully air conditioned.