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Can we be Sustainable and Productive?

July 3rd, 2024

We hear a great deal about sustainability, but food security and business viability are important too. Through ‘Levelling Up’, Powys County Council have funded training for anyone who lives or works in Powys to learn new skills to help the county to embrace the latest thinking around production and sustainability. The courses, which are delivered online by IBERS Distance Learning at Aberystwyth University, focus on integrating digital technologies with circular economy principles as a key to achieving long-term environmental and economic goals.

So, if you live or work in Powys, why not check out what’s on offer:

  • Free consultation to identify a training package tailored to your needs
  • Free access to our modules and workshops for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or towards postgraduate qualifications (September2024 only)
  • Free support in developing a Green Digital Transformation Strategy for your business, if applicable

Our courses cover a wide range of topics, from Behaviour Change to Agri-Tech Advances, Livestock to Horticulture, Food Innovation to Life Cycle Assessment.

Here’s what one of our CPD students had to say after completing her short course:

“Previously, I understood the ‘what’ but not so much the ‘why’ and especially the ‘how can we find this out’…

One of our postgraduate students had this to say about the Horticulture module:

“It has been a complete eye-opener and fascinating…. Thank you for helping me discover the potential for a career change.”

Another of our students taking both CPD and a Post Graduate module said:

This has been the most useful thing I’ve done in years! The courses have really helped me gain new knowledge, and consolidate what I already know”.

The courses are delivered completely on-line and are designed to fit around your work and family commitments.  Whether you aim to make your business more sustainable, advance your career, or work towards a qualification, don’t delay – get in touch today!

Contact us:

01970 823224


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Coleg Gwent Learners Highest Ever A* – C Pass Rate

August 11th, 2021

Once again, Coleg Gwent learners have come out on top with another year of outstanding A Level and BTEC grades on results day.  Learners also achieved the best A* – C grades ever, with a 4.6% increase with several learners successfully securing places at Cambridge University in September! 1,329 A Level results were received electronically […]

Home Education

September 18th, 2019

Some call it home educating or homeschooling, others call it unschooling, freeschooling and flexischooling. Whatever term you prefer, it’s the process of providing an education to your child predominantly in the home environment, rather than sending them to a school. We invited home educator, Emily, to tell us in her own words about why and […]

James McIlroy: Tutor

September 4th, 2018

Another academic year comes around so quickly. While this is time for a fresh start, and this education supplement covers all aspects of the modern education setting, almost immediately there are exams on the horizon with GCSEs and resits in October which is only one month away. Within the education system, while teachers and schools […]

8 Successful People Who Didn’t Get Good Exam Results

August 16th, 2018

A Level results day for students, teachers and parents begins with worry, expectation and nerves. It either turns out to be a day of joy and excitement or one of disappointment and feelings of despair. If you’re one of those people who hasn’t done as well as you’d hoped, it may well feel like the […]

Library challenge helps develop passion for reading

January 8th, 2016

Monmouthshire Chairman Cllr Brian Strong presents Emily Agutter with her Reading Challenge prize at the Usk Community Hub

Children from across Monmouthshire have taken part in a fun challenge designed to encourage them to pick up and appreciate a book with the help of local libraries. Organised by the Reading Agency, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge teamed up with Guinness World Records to establish a Record Breakers-themed competition. The aim was for children […]

Monmouthshire’s GCSE students celebrate as high standards maintained

September 5th, 2015

Monmouthshire’s GCSE students are celebrating another increase in their GCSE performance with results indicating that high standards have not only been upheld but in many measures have improved across the county. Pupils from Abergavenny’s King Henry VIII have achieved outstanding grades. The success of students in Monmouthshire has once again surpassed performances across Wales as […]

Goytre Fawr Primary Pupils Celebrate Platinum Status

August 25th, 2015

Pupils at Goytre Fawr Primary School have proven their green credentials after being awarded a top eco award and have become one of only 4 schools in Monmouthshire to do so. Pupils at Goytre Fawr Primary School have been awarded the prestigious Platinum Flag Award after previously gaining three Green Flag Awards thanks to the […]

Monmouthshire Museums Supporters Scheme

January 8th, 2015


Earlier this year, Monmouthshire County Council’s Museum Service received a grant of £23,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to set up and launch the Monmouthshire Museums Supporters Scheme. The aim of the Scheme is to help to raise much needed funds for the museums run by the county’s Museum’s Service in Chepstow, Abergavenny and […]

Cylch Meithrin Y Fenni Open Day

April 22nd, 2013

See a session in-action Meet the staff See the facilities Craft activities/Outdoor play Cake and coffee/tea Wednesday 1st May 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm St David’s Road, Mardy, NP7 6HF Tel: 01873 859996

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