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Swansea training courses and certification

Knowledge Train Swansea,
146-147 St. Helen’s Road,
Swansea SA1 4BB,
Wales,
United Kingdom.
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Getting here

19-minute walk from Swansea Train Station.
12-minute walk from Swansea Bus Station (Stand A).

More information about Swansea

Training in Swansea

Swansea is a seaside city and Wales’ second-largest metropolis. The city is the United Kingdom’s twenty-fifth biggest. It is part of the Swansea Bay region and the historic county of Glamorgan, as well as the ancient Welsh commote of Gyr, and is located along Swansea Bay in southwest Wales, with the main area spanning the Gower Peninsula. Swansea was the primary centre of the copper-smelting industry throughout the nineteenth century, gaining the moniker Copperopolis.

Swansea City

Travel to and from Swansea

Rail

You can arrive at Swansea railway station from Swansea bus station at approximately fifteen minutes. Swansea services call at Llanelli, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Tenby, Pembroke Dock, and Fishguard Harbour to the west, Shrewsbury to the northeast via the Heart of Wales Line with four trains each way Monday-Saturday, and Cardiff Central, Newport, Bristol Parkway, Swindon, Reading, and London Paddington to the east. Transport for Wales Rail also serves suburban stations at Gowerton, Llansamlet, and Pontardd.

Swansea Train Station
Air

Swansea Airport is a small airport in Gower that only serves recreational flights. Further airport construction is strongly opposed by local residents and environmental organisations. Cardiff Airport, located around 44 miles east of Swansea in the Vale of Glamorgan, serves regular domestic and international flights. It takes around 40 minutes to get there by vehicle or 70 minutes by rail.

Swansea Airport
Sea

Swansea Marina is located behind the Swansea barrage at the mouth of the River Tawe. Swansea Marina was given blue flag status for the first time in June 2005. It has a boat yard for building and maintaining boats, as well as a few stores selling boating equipment. An additional 200 recreational boat berths are located near the mouth of the river Tawe. More recreational boating berths are being created at the Swansea Docks complex’s Prince of Wales Dock.

Swansea Marina
Bus and coach

In Swansea, First Cymru mostly runs bus lines, however smaller bus and coach operators such as NAT Group, South Wales Transport, Lewis Coaches, First Call Travel, and DANSA also operate routes, the bulk of which serve Swansea bus station. First Cymru operates Swansea Metro, a road-based FTR bus rapid transit route that opened in 2009 between Morriston Hospital and Singleton Hospital.

Swansea Bus Station
Map showing Swansea transport stations

Things to do in Swansea

Theatres for performing arts

The Grand Theatre in the city centre is a Victorian theatre with a capacity of about over a thousand people that celebrated its centennial in 1997. The famous opera singer, Adelina Patti, inaugurated it, and it was refurbished between 1983 and 1987. The annual timetable encompasses everything from pantomime to theatre to opera and ballet. Fluellen Theatrical Group is a professional theatrical group based in Swansea that performs at the Grand Theatre and the Dylan Thomas Centre.

Swansea Grand Theatre
Other theatres in Swansea
Volcano Theatre
27-29 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 464790
ODEON Swansea
Quay Parade, Parc Tawe, Swansea SA1 2BA, United Kingdom.
Phone: 0333 014 4501
Dylan Thomas Theatre
Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TY, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 473238
Swansea Little Theatre
Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TY, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 473238
Map showing theatres in Swansea
Festivals

Swansea is well-known for its Beaujolais Day celebration, with customers booking tables in restaurants and pubs up to a year in advance to enjoy the year’s freshly produced Beaujolais wine.

Beaujolais Day

The National Eisteddfod of Wales is the most important of several yearly eisteddfodau held mostly in Wales. Its eight-day events and shows are widely recognised as Europe’s leading music and poetry festival. Competitors sometimes reach 6,000 or more, and overall attendance frequently exceeds 150,000 tourists.

National Eisteddfod of Wales

St. David’s Week is an annual commemoration of Wales’ Patron Saint held in Swansea, Wales. It is organised by the City and County of Swansea and held at several places around the county. It debuted in 2009, from 22 February to 1 March, and featured Max Boyce and The Storys. Traditional celebrations include wearing daffodils and leeks, which are recognised emblems of Wales and Saint David, eating traditional Welsh food such as cawl and Welsh rarebit, and ladies dressed in traditional Welsh attire. Around the day, parades are held in a growing number of cities and towns throughout Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea, and Aberystwyth.

St. David’s Week
Listed buildings

Swansea Castle, Morriston, and the Swansea Guildhall are all Grade One listed buildings in the city. Swansea Castle was a magnificent edifice strategically located across the Tawe River. The ruins appear to date from the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Newer constructions have been around the castle.

Swansea Castle

Swansea’s John Humphreys built Morriston’s Tabernacle Chapel in 1872. The use of semi-circular arches is a distinguishing feature. The edifice is known as the “Nonconformist Cathedral of Wales,” and it is considered Grade I listed because it is “the most ambitious splendid church in Wales, its interior and furnishings remaining practically untouched.”

Tabernacle Chapel

Places to stay in Swansea

When planning to attend a course in Swansea, consider staying at one of the hotels or B&Bs below.

Hotels
Travelodge Swansea Central
1 Princess Way, Swansea SA1 3LQ, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 645898
Swansea Marriott Hotel
Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3SS, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 642020
The Grand Hotel
Ivey Place, Swansea SA1 1NX, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 645898
The Music Fable Hotel
356 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL, United Kingdom.
Phone: 07782 137868
Premier Inn Swansea City Centre hotel
The City Gates, Wind Street, Swansea SA1 1EE, United Kingdom.
Phone: 0333 321 9061
Dragon Hotel
39 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LS, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 657100
Queen’s Hotel
Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TY, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 521531
Alexander Hotel
3 Sketty Road, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0EU, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 514389
ibis Swansea
Fabian Way, A483, South Wales, Port Tennant, Swansea SA1 8LD, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 957020
Premier Inn Swansea Waterfront Hotel
The Waterfront Development, Langdon Road, Swansea SA1 8QY, United Kingdom.
Phone: 0333 321 9208
B&Bs
Neptune – KG Inspired Property
18, Neptune Apartments, Phoebe Road, Copper Quarter, Bon-y-maen, Swansea SA1 7FG, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 737466
Glanmor Garden Apartment
113 Glanmor Road, Sketty, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RN, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 930881
St James – KG Inspired Property
Flat 1, 1-2 St James Gardens, Swansea SA1 6DZ, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 737466
Beachcomber
364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 651380
The Jersey – KG Inspired Property
18 Jersey Terrace, Port Tennant, Swansea SA1 8LA, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 737466
The Mirador
14 Mirador Cres, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0QX, United Kingdom.
Phone: 07590 080880
Dylan Thomas House
Dylan Thomas House, 5 Cwmdonkin Dr, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0RA, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 472555
Hurst Dene Guest House
10 Sketty Road, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0LJ, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 280920
The Nook – KG Inspired Property
72A Ysgol Street, Port Tennant, Swansea SA1 8LG, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 737466
Leonardo’s Guesthouse
380 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL, United Kingdom.
Phone: 01792 470163
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