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The benefits of studying business

Our courses can take you anywhere because they are industry recognised and widely accepted by UK universities.

We offer a full-time course in enterprise and events management as well as a course in business marketing and finance.

Business can be applied to any industry meaning you can experience a multi-industry corporate career working in travel, construction, health, fashion and much more.

Enterprise courses give you the professional skills to start and run your own business or support others by working as an enterprise officer or manager.

Event management courses offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for employment and university, leading to jobs working at conferences, music venues and exhibitions.

What kind of modules will I study?

Lots of relevant and interesting insights such as managing an event, relationship marketing (consumer loyalty), international business, developing a marketing campaign, branding and recruitment.

Good with numbers?  There is an optional additional unit in year one to study a prestigious industry recognised  qualification, the AAT foundation certificate in bookkeeping.

  • Photo: Regional Operational Risk Manager for HSBC, Ceri Jones, is a regular supporter of business and enterprise students and visits annually to judge students presenting professional pitches for business proposals.

Why study with us?

  • Practical real-life experiences
  • Engaging and supportive tutors
  • UCAS university application support
  • Free use of University of Wales (Carmarthen) work stations and library using college login
  • Friendly and informal learning environment
  • Optional additional AAT qualification
  • Trips to businesses and visiting guests
Student Success
Second year business students going to university achieved a 100% success rate in 2020
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Student Success Case Studies

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  • Silver medal for Wales

    The college’s business team brought home a silver medal from a Skills Competition Wales event where they pitched their business ideas live on stage.

    The silver medal is one of 25 achieved by the college at the Wales-wide event, proving that our medal winners are amongst the best vocational learners in Wales.

    The competitions were organised by the Welsh Government’s Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales project that supports competitors across Wales to develop their vocational skills to world class standards.

    Pic: Welsh silver medallists: Coleg Sir Gâr enterprise winners Alysha Coombes, Alex Dawkins, Dew Hawkins, Zachery Howells and Iwan Williams
  • Student wins DVLA’s innovation competition

    A Coleg Sir Gâr business student has won the DVLA Innovation challenge run in partnership with Simply Do and Carmarthenshire County Council.

    Davey Hampton, who studies a business extended diploma provided solutions for the DVLA to recruit more males in administration roles.

    Possible solutions were put forward by Davey who suggested holding recruitment drives at events where more men were likely to attend and improve application numbers from male job seekers.

    He also conducted research into ONS statistics and how men and women differ in their leisure pursuits, allowing a more targeted approach to recruitment.

    Davey Hampton said: "I'm very excited to have won the DVLA's Competition and I'm really looking forward to collaborating with them to make my idea a reality."

    The DVLA Innovation Challenge is part of the CELTIC Project and included Gower College, Coleg Sir Gâr, NPTC, Pembrokeshire College, UWTSD and Swansea University.

  • Top awards in enterprise competition

    Business and enterprise students won a competition for their entrepreneurial skills picking up two top awards.

    Challenging students from Coleg Sir Gâr, Coleg Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire College, the competition focused on five key sectors.

    Coleg Sir Gâr students created a business called the Opal Project which sells personalised hemp bracelets infused with lavender and crystals to help calm those with mental health issues, this company won the care category award.

    Business student Davey Hampton won the top prize for his online service, Mobility, which provides accessibility information of businesses in Carmarthenshire.

    The Regional Enterprise Competition was organised by Big Ideas Wales and Business in Focus.

Diploma to degree

BTEC extended diplomas are widely accepted by universities and many of our students progress to study various degrees in Wales and across the UK.

Ollie Seiver

Studied: Extended Diploma in Business

Progression: BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation University of Greenwich, London

I think studying at Coleg Sir Gâr was a crucial step towards getting me into the university I wanted to go to.

The tutors’ perseverance is what I am most appreciative, if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have the distinctions I needed to get into university and continue on the path I have set for myself.

My tutors inspired me to set a higher goal for myself and taught me what it takes to achieve them.

I would recommend this college to those who want to progress as their staff and programmes ensure better futures for their students.

Bethan Eynon-Stobbs

Studied: Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Events Management (with additional business modules)

Progression: BA Primary Education with QTS at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

All the tutors are amazing, they support and help you even through online learning they were always there.

My favourite module was events management because before this course I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start but I’m now confident in putting an event together.

A year ago, I didn’t know anything about business but by the end I could put a business together if I wanted to.

I’ve learned so much about the business world, it’s massive, I had no idea half of it even existed.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

As well as studying the core of business and enterprise, the college supports those who aspire to run their own business with a dedicated entrepreneurship coordinator.

Recently, the college has appointed Cameron Reardon into the team who successfully runs his own award-winning business, Bug Box UK, which he started with support from Coleg Sir Gâr when he was a student.

If you’re interested in starting a business, support is available at college.

Alysha Coombes

Studied: Business Administration (Level 2)

If you’re like me and lack self confidence but want to run a business, this course is perfect, it gives you insights and access to funding that you wouldn’t get if you hadn’t studied the course.

Tom Morgan

Already qualified in professional cookery and food and beverage, Tom Morgan signed-up to learn the business skills he needed to start his own business in the catering industry.

“It’s been fascinating learning about various subjects such as knowing and understanding your customers, and brand development.  I’ve really enjoyed the trips too as you learn directly from the company how they grow and target their customers.”

Inspiring Learners

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