Welcome to South-West Wales!
NPTC is the ideal environment to combine your studies with a superb quality of life. The College was established in 1931 and has since celebrated 80 years of world-class education. Situated on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, our safe and affordable campus in Neath is accessible by road and rail. Our location is ideal for those who like a mix of city life with the tranquillity of the countryside and coast. This NPTC Campus is ten minutes, by road, from Swansea, and 30 minutes by road from Cardiff; the capital city of Wales. And for those crossing the border to the UK’s cultural and business capital, the journey to London takes just two and a half hours by train.
Discover the Rich History of Wales
Our golden sands and rugged green hills have a wealth of stories to tell; from a prehistoric settlement in 2000 BC and a hideout for Viking invaders, to home of the world’s first railway service, South-West Wales has a truly absorbing history that could be yours for the taking.
Our campus is situated in a truly stunning location, being an area of outstanding natural beauty with a great culture, a very lively nightlife and the biggest indoor market in Wales! It is this lively and welcoming atmosphere that makes this place the ideal learning environment.
Wales: a World of Water Sports
With the second largest tidal range in the world and some of the finest surfing beaches in the whole of the UK, water sports are a speciality in nearby Swansea Bay. Surfing is particularly good around Gower, and there are a number of accredited surf schools students are able to choose from. Surfing is just one of the water sports the area has to offer; kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, rowing and kayaking are all accessible.
At NPTC, there is certainly something for everyone: history, culture, beaches, and of course, a totally buzzing nightlife!