The Built Environment curriculum area is part of the Construction & Agriculture Faculty and has 340 full-time and 350 apprentices and part-time learners, with most of the construction related education and training delivered at Ammanford campus.
The provision includes building crafts, plumbing and electrical trades, construction technician and management courses. The curriculum also delivers level 2 construction qualifications to over 300 year 10 and 11 school pupils at Ammanford campus and at the purpose built Vocational Skills Centre at Bryngwyn School, Llanelli.
The Built Environment curriculum area also offers an extensive range of short courses which offer bespoke provision to meet current and future industry needs. Built Environment continues to receive many accolades and awards for its learning outcomes, employer engagement and innovative programmes. Participation by the curriculum area in skills competitions is also well embedded with learners achieving several medals at various skills competitions.
The Built Environment curriculum area has also been recognised over a number of years for its excellent collaborative partnerships with employers, local authorities, suppliers and manufacturers. Working closely together, the partnership continues to deliver highly successful training projects and initiatives for industry and the wider community.
The Built Environment curriculum area is very proud of its achievement which has resulted in learners achieving in excess of 85% successful outcomes for their qualifications. This has resulted in Coleg Sir Gâr being in the top quartile of high performing Built Environment curriculum areas in Wales.