USW Students at NPTC Group of Colleges


If you’re studying a University of South Wales course through NPTC Group of Colleges, this page gives you all the links you'll need to use during your time on the course.  Further down, you can also find  an overview of the responsibilities and contacts for both institutions.

USW Links

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UniLearn (Blackboard)
USW's Virtual Learning Environment.

USW Library
Access USW's Library Resources.

Most USW courses require students to use the Harvard Referencing Style. Make sure you're familiar with the Referencing Guides for your course.

USW Enrolment

All USW Students have to enrol (register) with the University of South Wales. You can do this online.

End-of-Year Results
You will need your USW student ID number and your USW password to access your results.

Extenuating Circumstances
If something unexpected affects your ability to suceed at an assessment, you can apply for extenuating circumstances.

Academic Appeals
If you think someone made an error in the mark recorded for your work, or there have been irregularities in the written instructions or the conduct of exams, you can make an Academic Appeal.

Student Casework
A brief guide to University regulations and procedures for Student Casework.

USW Graduations

Find out all you need to know about our Graduation Ceremonies.

Advice & Services

USW Advice Zones
USW's Advice Zones can help with queries about appeals, extenuating circumstances and other academic matters.

USW Progression Bursary
We offer our Progression Bursary to students who choose to top up their USW HND or foundation degree to a full honours degree at one of our USW campuses.

USW Careers
You can access the full range of careers support and services.

Study Skills Resources
Access USW's Study Skills guides and resources. For study skills support with a tutor, please contact your college.

USW Regulations and Policies

USW's regulations, policies and procedures set out the rules and expectations that the University and its students are expected to adhere to.

Internet & IT

Reset your USW password
If you've forgotten your password, or if it has expired, you can reset it online.

Your USW Email Account
As a USW student, you have an Office 365 account which includes Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar, OneDrive online storage, Office applications and more.


USW Students' Union
The Students' Union is there to represent your interests.

Course Reps
USW Students' Union's guidance for Course Reps.

NPTC Group Support


Note: many of the links below go to Moodle and students will be required to log in.

Support is available on NPTC Group Moodle and within Microsoft Teams. 
There is a Team for NPTC's Higher Education (HE) Student Community, to which students are added on enrolment. The Team is used to provide information and reminders on:

  • Digital Skills
  • Library and Study Support
  • Money Matters and Bursaries
  • USW specific support
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Student Voice
  • Wellbeing & Support
Please contact [email protected] with any queries.

University of South Wales

Our Responsibilities

As a student on one of our courses, here’s what we’ll be doing for you:
  • We’re accrediting your course, so our academic policies apply. That includes
    • Extenuating Circumstances and Fit to Sit policy
    • Interruption of Studies
    • Academic complaints and appeals
  • USW handles quality assurance of the course, and handles second-marking, external examiners and award boards (which finalise grades at the end of the academic year)
  • You can access our library's resources.
  • Every enrolled student has a USW IT account. This includes a student email address and storage through Office 365.
  • Your end-of-year results are managed by us
  • When you complete your studies, you can graduate at one of ourgraduation ceremonies

Got a question about USW’s services?
Email [email protected].

Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges

The College's responsibilities are:

  • To recruit students in line with the College's admissions policy and the programme specification
  • To enrol students at the Colleges and signpost enrolment with the University
  • To undertake the teaching and learning on the programmes
  • To first mark student work
  • To give feedback to students on their work
  • To provide access to library and IT resources through the College Library and Learning Resource Centre
  • To facilitate access to the University of South Wales VLE, Unilife and university resources
  • To deal with complaints that are not academic in nature
  • To advise, guide and support students through tutorials, Study Skill Support and/or Student Support Services
  • To collect tuition fees associated with the programme
  • To confirm your enrolment and attendance with the Student Loan Company

Got any question about NPTC Group of Colleges' services? Ask your Programme Tutors and they will advise you! You can find their contact details on the web page about your course.