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The implementation of the policy is expected to result in significant benefits for learners with a firm focus on improved skill levels for all young people and adults.
Further education normally refers to post-16 study. There is funding available to help you make the most of further education opportunities.
Gower College Swansea became operational 20th August 2010. A Dissolution Order has dissolved Gorseinion College Further Education Corporation and Swansea College Further Education Corporation and transferred their property, rights, liabilities and staff to Gower College Swansea Further Education Corporation. The Dissolution Order came into force 20th August 2010. The Principal of Gower College Swansea is Nick Bennett, and the Chair of Governors is Colin Cornelius.

The merger of Swansea College and Gorseinon College meets the Welsh Assembly Government’s policy objectives as set out in the Transformation of Education and Training Provision in Wales. The merger is expected to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility of learners in the City of Swansea, and promote wider access and opportunities for post-16 education and training.

The Gower College Swansea (Incorporation) Order 2010 (“the Incorporation Order”) and the Gower College Swansea Further Education Corporation (Government) Regulations 2010 (“the Government Regulations”) came into force on 20th May 2010. This was the first stage of the merger between Swansea College and Gorseinon College.

The Incorporation Order established Gower College Swansea Further Education Corporation and appointed 20th August 2010 as the operative, that is the date from which the further education corporation is to conduct the institution. The Government Regulations prescribe the Instrument and Articles of Government, which provide for the constitution and conduct of Gower College Swansea Further Education Corporation.

The Gorseinion College Further Education Corporation and Swansea College Further Education Corporation (Dissolution) Order 2010 (“the Dissolution Order”) has  dissolved Swansea College and Gorseinon College and transferred all their property rights and liabilities to the newly incorporated Further Education Corporation Gower College Swansea on 20th August 2010.  This has completed the merger.

See the Office of Public Sector Information website for The Gorseinion College Further Education Corporation and Swansea College Further Education Corporation (Dissolution) Order 2010

See the National Assembly for Wales website for The Gorseinion College Further Education Corporation and Swansea College Further Education Corporation (Dissolution) Order 2010 Explanatory Memorandum