Coleg Elidyr is a specialist residential Further Education College for young people with autism, learning difficulties and disabilities. We are the only college in Wales to be accredited by the National Autistic Society and have recently been awarded ‘Advanced Accreditation’ status. We are also very proud to have recently been commended by the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards for Student Support and shortlisted for 2nd consecutive year as ‘Specialist Provider of the Year’ by the Times Education Supplement (TES) Further Education Awards.

What People Say

  • ‘People benefit from staff who are motivated and have learners at the heart of all they do; this was evident during our discussions with staff and our observations during the inspection’. CSSIW Report, Feb 2016

  • ‘The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs. This is a significant strength of the college’. ESTYN Full Report, August 2014

  • ‘ ‘Colg Elidyr is an exceptional educational opportunity.It is well run and professional, but most importantly it is a happy kind and safe community where these vulnerable young people can progress and achieve,’ one parent told us. ‘. Good Schools Guide 2018

  • ‘Staff consistently demonstrated an unconditional positive regard for students and this high regard was seen to be reciprocated. Students appeared confident, their achievements were celebrated and positive feedback was a constant’.  National Autistic Society 2016

  • ‘When our son started at Coleg Elidyr we felt we had reached our limits – we needed help to move him forward – well – we got it! he has achieved so much this year, far more than we could ever have imagined’.  Parent comment 2015

  • ‘The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs, This is a significant strength of the college’. Estyn – last full inspection report 2014

  • ‘Work standards are closely monitored as our organisation produces a range of luxury products. The quality of the work undertaken is to a very high standard…without doubt the contribution by students is of paramount importance to our organisation’. Myddfai Trading company 2016

  • ‘Overall we found that Coleg Elidyr offered a truly unique service for people with a range of learning disabilities. People were offered numerous opportunities and we found that there was a clear ennoblement focus on developing skills and maximising potential’. CSSIW Report 2014

  • ‘He has progressed in every area more than we ever thought he could. He has the freedom within the college to out on his own to visit other houses. That’s  something he’s never been able to do before, so his confidence has grown’.  Parent comment 2015

  • ‘Coleg Elidyr allows students to explore so many opportunities. Students learn to live together and become more independent on a naturally therapeutic site that is calming and welcoming. The addition of new buildings has upgraded the facilities to the highest level and the future plans will create a thoroughly modern college; a college that remains in touch with its holistic and natural roots. Quite a find. ‘.  Good Schools Guide 2018

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                                                                                                    National Autistic Society ADVANCED ACCREDITATION ACHIEVED