Llysfasi sits within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is one of the most beautiful places to study in the UK. Located in the Vale of Clwyd, near Ruthin North Wales, we are very close to Cheshire, Shropshire and Powys with easy access to North and Mid Wales.
We are industry leaders in land-based education and have a long-standing reputation in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Countryside and Forestry and Animal Care and Management.
Our excellent facilities, staff and student experience are the reasons why our students excel in the land-based industry. Our partnerships with leading regional, national and global companies and businesses ensure our training and resources are outstanding and meet the needs of modern industry.
This means we can offer excellent career pathways. Student success is our priority. Our team of dedicated staff are here to inspire, motivate, challenge and help students maximise their potential, progressing to employment or higher education in the areas of our specialist industries.
Don’t just take our word for it. Come and experience Llysfasi for yourself at our regular open events or taster days where you can view our outstanding facilities, meet our expert staff and experience what makes us the ‘leaders in the field of land-based education’.
Head of Llysfasi
Coleg Cambria – Llysfasi
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The facilities at Llysfasi are specialised to deliver the right skills needed for the growing land-based sector.Facilities include:
970 acre commercial farm
Extensive fleet of vehicles, tractors, field machinery and equipment
Purpose built Agricultural Teaching Centre with laboratory facilities
Refurbished engineering workshops
Well equipped animal care centre with a wide range of species
Catered residential accommodation
Shepherd, Parc Farm National Trust tenancy on the Great OrmeDan Jones started his career in sheep farming at Llysfasi 1994-96 where he studied a level 3 Agriculture course. Whilst studying he completed a shearing course which gave him the opportunity to shear 15 sheep for a local farmer, this small job was the start of his career. This is one of Dan’s key messages ‘starting small, we all have to start somewhere’, this small job led on to a larger flock of sheep to shear. From this Dan’s career progressed not only in shearing but also shepherding.
In 2016 Dan and his family were successful in gaining the National Trust tenancy on the Great Orme, the farm is 59 hectares (145 acres) and Dan’s flock also grazes the neighbouring 291 hectares (720 acres) of coastal headland. He started with a flock of 295 Lleyn and Herdwick sheep with the aim to increase numbers to 400. Dan’s management plan is to take a ‘nature-first’ approach to farming. Dan has set up specific grazing routines for his Great Orme flock to take into account the landscape, habitats and rare species that need to be conserved and managed to allow them to flourish.
Dan said of the farm ‘it is in a stunning location which attracts over 600,000 visitors each year and we’ll be able to show people how we’re farming sustainably to protect this landscape forever. ’While I was shepherding on the slopes of Snowdon I saw first-hand how close, conservation shepherding can make a real difference for nature and ensure a landscape becomes even more beautiful and rich in wildlife’.
In 2018 Dan presented at the Llysfasi student awards where he highlighted the challenges and opportunities throughout his career and stressed to students and all attending on how important it is to be honest, and to take advantage of any suitable opportunity that comes your way, to work hard and that the rewards will follow.