Training and Qualifications

Boost your career prospects with the right skills and learning.


Getting the right formal qualifications can be a big step towards achieving the kind of career you want.

North Wales has two universities - Glyndwr (in Wrexham) and Bangor - and both offer a wide range of academic and vocational courses.

Check out the university websites for more info.


95.4% of students leaving Glyndwr go into employment or further study. Read more


Glyndwr is the 7th best university in the UK for getting students from poorer backgrounds into jobs. Read more


Bangor is ranked fourth in the UK for academic support. Read more


There are two further education college-groups in North Wales - Coleg Cambria (based in North East Wales) and Gwrp Llandrillo Menai (North West Wales).

Like our universities, they offer a big range of courses - both vocational and academic. Take a look at their websites for more info.

Connor Mulcahey & Ben Hughes, 2015 (English)
Connor Mulcahey & Ben Hughes, 2015 (English)
Tomos Lloyd Williams, 2015 (English)
Tomos Lloyd Williams, 2015 (English)
A Day in the Life of a Coleg Cambria Student / Diwrnod ym Mywyd Myfyriwr Coleg Cambria
A Day in the Life of a Coleg Cambria Student / Diwrnod ym Mywyd Myfyriwr Coleg Cambria

Other training providers

There are lots of other training providers in North Wales who can help you get the skills you need.

ITeC in Wrexham for example. They've been delivering vocational training for many years, and provide support to individuals out-of-work and looking to improve their skills to gain employment.

They also support people already in work and interested in apprenticeships, and help employers looking to up-skill their workforce.

Check out their web pages for more info.

Improve your job prospects

Unemployed but ready to work? You might qualify for help through the OPUS project.

The aim is to help people aged 25 years and over get back into employment, education and training, including help getting to and from work opportunities that might otherwise be too far away.

Under 25 years of age? Not in employment, education or training of any kind at the minute? You might qualify for help through our TRAC project.

Led by Grwp Llandrillo Menai, the aim to help young people get the job opportunities and skills they need to boost their long-term prospects.

Stem teaching resources

We've put together an online resource pack to help inspire Key Stage 2 pupils learning about STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

STEM skills will be increasingly important to the North Wales economy over the coming years, and the teaching materials have been developed with help from local employers.

If you're an education professional involved in KS2, read more on the Act on STEM website.

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Report: Support for young people aged 16-24 in North Wales

This report provides an overview of the training services and support available in North Wales to people age 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

It aims to provide a comparable, regional database that will feed into the North Wales Economic Ambition Board's regional project development.

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