Coleg Llandrillo Cymru

The merger in 2010 of Coleg Llandrillo Cymru and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor has formed the largest College in North Wales, with over 23.000 students studying across ten main campuses and numerous learning centres in Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd. Coleg Llandrillo Cymru has its main campus in Rhos-on-Sea, a large site in Rhyl including the Rhyl Sixth and further sites in Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Denbigh, Dolgellau, Glynllifon, Llanrwst and Pwllheli. The College also has a specialist business training centre in St. Asaph. Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor has three campus in Dolgellau, Glynllifon and Pwllheli.

Over the past few years the College has successfully secured capital funding in excess of £30 million providing state-of-the-art facilities and provision. The College employs approximately 1,400 staff and offers over 3,000 full and part-time courses. Courses range from A Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships and NVQs to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Postgraduate Studies validated by the University of Wales, Glyndŵr, Bangor and UWIC Universities.

Each summer, our students celebrate having achieved some of the best results in the country and our students get places at the most prestigious universities. The College received top grades in all its recent inspections - Further Education, Higher Education and Work-based Learning. These results place Coleg Llandrillo Cymru as one of the very best colleges in the UK.

Of of the main departments of Coleg Llandrillo Cymru provides trainings in the disciplines of hospitality, tourism and business management in the tourism and health sector. The Coleg is also closely connected to regional enterprises and tourism industry. Also lacking from a professional consultancy and mentoring model CLC is highly interested and motivated implementing the CUBITUS project.

Role of partner organisation in the project

  • Contract partner to P1

  • Leader of WP8 “Quality Management”

  • Co-responsible for developing of the “CUBITUS Senior Tourism Guidelines” with P4/P6/P1 (WP2)

  • Internal evaluation of other CUBITUS products and participation at all other quality management activities.

  • Participation at 5 transnational partner meetings

  • Participation with at least one own expert at the CUBITUS training course in PT

  • Invitation of at least one external expert from UK to the CUBITUS training course in PT

  • Participation at transnational dissemination conference during the final meeting in DE

  • Pilot implementation of the CUBITUS model in UK (in cooperation with at least 3 enterprises)

  • Proof-reading of all products and dissemination materials in ENG

  • Printing/publication and distribution of all main materials and products in UK

  • Dissemination of project through own networks and media

  • Recruitment of 30 members for CUBITUS stakeholder pool from UK

  • Management of associated partners’ group and stakeholders from UK for supporting the CUBITUS project activities by evaluation, dissemination and promotion support

  • Organisation of a dissemination seminar in UK

  • Signing of Intellectual Property Rights with all other partners

  • Sustainable usage/implementation of CUBITUS course and products in UK after the project has ended


Dr. Shyam Patiar

Director – Skills Development:
Shyam has a PhD in the Comparative Study of Vocational Education and Training in the Hospitality and Catering Industry. He is well experienced in Leonardo da Vinci projects especially related to ECVET in Tourism and Catering and Sustainable Tourism. He is also involved in International projects related to Skills Development and Skills for Employability in Croatia, Morocco and Pakistan. In addition, he has extensive experience in the Tourism Industry for the past 45 years.

Mrs Pauline Dale

ECVET Expert
Pauline has an extensive experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. She has been in the field of Vocational Education and Training for the past 30 years. At present she is Head of Programme for Hospitality at Coleg Llandrillo. She has MSc in Events Management and is an active member of the project team for ECVET in Tourism and Catering. She has also carried out the pilot programme in delivering ECVET course to a sample of ten students. Pauline is also actively involved in preparing students for international competitions.

Michael Evans

Michael has varied expertise in the field of Culinary Arts. He has been in teaching for the last 30 years and involved in the courses leading to Bachelors Degree Programme. He is also involved in the training of students for various competitions. At present, he is the manager for Welsh National Junior Chefs Team. Michael has prepared many learning packages for the students of Culinary Arts.

Susan Bush

Susan is the Curriculum Development Officer for higher education in the directorate of Hospitality, Business and Tourism. She has a post graduate diploma in marketing and has been in education for the last 22 years. She is currently a course co-ordinator and teaches marketing, research methodology, the ethics of culinary arts and contemporary issues, she is a member of the chartered institute of marketing. Susan will be a useful member of the project team.