Young Wales is an exciting, innovative, work based learning provision which works hard to engage young people in a commercial environment. Young Wales is working with Agored Cymru to deliver its acclaimed CRE8 programme which specialises in the media/creative field.

We have developed specific training modules that bring together commercial work whilst working towards gaining a recognised qualification.  These training modules are part of the Welsh Government Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).  Through our dedicated creative industry division we are able to offer accredited training in the following fields:

  • Introduction to Mac computers
  • Basic, intermediate and advanced computer skills
  • Photography
  • Video production
  • Web design
  • Graphic design
  • Music production

Students are given the opportunity to work in small groups and as individuals; they work closely with the Young Wales teachers and clients.  Emphasis is placed on improving confidence in their ability and increasing self-esteem through individual learning, teamwork and work experience.

Our modern educational facilities engage our students and complement our strong links within the media industry.  Combined with our innovative teaching methods we produce award winning results. We are fast becoming the third sectors creative industry provider of choice with particularly strong links with the social housing sector.

Young Wales is one of the premier centres for creative education in Wales and has ambitions to open centres in each unitary authority. We are currently operating in 5 counties:

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Merthyr
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf

The unique element in Young Wales is its commercial underpinning.  The work we carry out for our clients is completed by our highly trained professionals but supported by the students.  This means they work with us on real live projects from concept right through to delivery, this type of experience is invaluable.

We support our students to acquire all the necessary qualifications and experience they need so that when they are ready to move on they are fully prepared.  We’ll also help all our students to produce a portfolio to showcase their work to future employers.

Our programme enables its students to demonstrate an awareness of and ability to work in the outside world.  Young Wales is an opportunity to experience real life work, and gain qualifications in a fun and creative environment.