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Coleg Plas Dwbl

An independent specialist college offering a holistic approach to education for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Growing and preparing produce on the farm, ready to take to the farm shop.
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Coleg Plas Dwbl
SA66 7SE
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Start Time:
    Referrals are taken all year round
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25


General Description

Coleg Plas Dwbl is an independent specialist college for young adults with learning difficulties, associated behavioural issues and disabilities. As part of Ruskin Mill Trust, our students receive our unique Practical Skills Therapeutic Education - a craft and land-based curriculum. We aim to teach our young people valuable, transferable life skills towards independence, which allows them to access further education, supported living accommodation, and/or work.

We offer day and residential placements to learners aged 16-25 and accept referrals throughout the year.

Gateway to Independence programmes are now available for leavers 19+ years of age.

Our staff body has a wealth of experience of working with young people with learning difficulties, such as autism, ASD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as behavioural and mental health issues.

Catchment Area

Nationwide and International students


Coleg Plas Dwbl offers a rich and varied curriculum developing exciting opportunities to develop communication, social, work and living skills. Activities include practical land-based and traditional craft activities, animal husbandry, forestry, horticulture, catering and drama with social, communication and functional skills embedded throughout the day and residential curriculum.

Students help to work the 100-acre biodynamic farm producing, harvesting and preparing healthy organic food, and supplying local outlets.  The college also offers a range of arts and crafts that include working directly with craftspeople in their workshops, as well as a unique opportunity to interact with the surrounding Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Courses are accredited through the Regulated Qualifications Framework and students will also prepare for work competency through a wide range of internal and external work experience. Qualifications include Agored Cymru, LANTRA Awards and the Welsh Baccalaureate.


Specialist Facilities

Coleg Plas Dwbl is set in 100 acres of biodynamic farm, the college offers craft, land-based and work skills on site with work experience in the locality and with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Specilist subject area's include; Biodynamc Farming, Horticulture, Green Wood Work, Iron Age Forge, Pottery, Performing Arts, Catering, Biodynamic Gardening, Bee Keeping, History of Art, Wool Felting and Basket Weaving.

Plas Dwbl offer a inhouse Speech and Language Therapist, specialist tutors and teachers, highly trained support staff, dedicated pastoral care and a 24 hour residential curriculum and care staff.

Plas Dwbl have 6 offsite residential houses set in the Pembrokeshire National Park - offering a 24 hour residential curriculum. The residential provision is on a domestic scale and fully integrated into the day-time provision. 


Other Information

At Coleg Plas Dwbl we encourage and support young people to contribute towards social and community based activities, which take place throughout the academic year including seasonal festivals. For those looking to enrich their extracurricular experiences the college also offers a range of social and cultural activities such as bowling, cinema, sports clubs, meals out or at other Team Houses, with the aim of encouraging socialisation, growing self-esteem and having fun.


Comprehensive staff training and development opportunities will guide professionals through the Ruskin Mill Trust set of core values, vision, purpose and methodology

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Growing and preparing produce on the farm, ready to take to the farm shop.
Set in 100 acres of working farmland, Coleg Plas Dwbl sits at the foothills of the idyllic Preseli mountains.
Hands on practical skills therapeutic education using a craft and land based curriculum.
Taking responsibility for the care of a range of animals.

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