Cardiff and Vale College

Introduction

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) is one of the largest colleges in the country – transforming education and training across the capital region of Wales. We have over 20,000 students each year and a large staff team of industry experts, sector specialists and knowledgeable and experienced support teams.

We are teaching people in top class industry facilities and centres of excellence across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan; in the community and in workplaces across the region, Wales and the world.

We are proud of our student success rate – one of the best in the sector, with 87% achieving their main qualification – 2% above the national comparator.

Our focus is not simply on qualifications but also developing the skills individuals and employers require for future success. And it works – with 82% of our students progressing to further study or employment within two months of completing their course. Last year this included an incredible 850 students progressing onto university level study.

Our students are given unique opportunities to develop their wider skills, become entrepreneurial and employable and stand out from the crowd. Last year this saw thousands of our students undertake work placements, compete in national entrepreneurial challenges and skills competitions and win more national awards than ever before.

We are constantly striving to ensure we are offering the best quality education and training – with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training, Estyn, awarding us a ‘double good’ for the quality of our teaching and learning.

Our work with employers is award winning and continuing to grow at pace. We were proud to be named Wales Business Insider ‘College of the Year’ for our partnerships with employers and were also recognised for our leading work in People Development.

We are working with partners to transform education and training in our region – developing inspirational new sites and facilities that support individuals, employers and communities for the future. This includes the opening of our landmark £45m City Centre Campus in the heart of Cardiff city centre; creating a stand-out home for CAVC Sport in Cardiff International Sports Campus; and working in partnership with local councils to develop an innovative new school and partnerships to support young people in Cardiff and the Vale.

We also believe in the power and scope of the FE sector to support economic development. We remain the only Welsh college to be a member of the Gazelle Colleges Group and one of two Welsh colleges to be a proud member the 157 Group of colleges – all supporting us to share best practice and work collaboratively with stakeholders to champion the sector for the future impact it can bring.

Our Vision, Our Mission

Our Vision:

Inspirational. Inclusive. Influential.

Our Mission:

Transforming lives by unlocking potential and developing skills

Meeting our vision:

Cardiff and Vale College has a Three Year Development Plan. This short document sets out our priorities for the next three years that will enable us to fulfil our vision and mission. Click on the document below to download a copy of this plan.

Cardiff and Vale College International is a major provider of education and training in Wales.

Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is an excellent place to visit and study in. English UK agrees that studying in Wales is a great choice and readers of the Rough Guide books from around the world have recently voted Wales as one of the best countries in the world to visit.

Cardiff and Vale College International is located in the heart of city with good transport links and access to the city's amenities. The College has hundreds of international students who come from over 30 different countries.

Our support for international students

From enquiry to touchdown, to celebrating students' achievements and saying goodbye when students finish their course, Cardiff and Vale College International offers a full time support programme. You can explore more details of the services and advice we offer through the links on the left-hand side of this page.

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Courses

A Levels

Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This is a one-year intensive course to improve A-level grades or to allow mature students with appropriate experience to gain A-level qualifications. You can complement your studies with essential GCSEs, as well as compulsory tutorial and skills for life. [+]

Full Time A3 - 1 year intensive Level 3 Cardiff Art & Design - ASLevel 3 Cardiff Biology - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Biology - AS Level 3 Cardiff Business Studies - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Business Studies - AS Level 3 Cardiff Chemistry - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Chemistry - AS Level 3 Cardiff Computer Science - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Computer Science - AS Level 3 Cardiff English Language & Literature - AS Level 3 Cardiff English Language - A2 Level 3 Cardiff English Language - AS Level 3 Cardiff English Literature - A2 Level 3 Cardiff English Literature - AS Level 3 Cardiff Film Studies - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Film Studies - AS Level 3 Cardiff French - AS LevelLevel 3 Cardiff Further Mathematics - AS Level 3 Cardiff Geography - AS Level 3 Cardiff Government & Politics - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Government & Politics - AS Level 3 Cardiff Graphic Communication - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Graphic Communication - AS Level 3 Cardiff History - A2 Level 3 Cardiff History - AS Level 3 Cardiff Information & Communication Technology - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Information & Communication Technology - AS Level 3 Cardiff Law - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Law - AS Level 3 Cardiff Mathematics - A2Level 3 Cardiff Mathematics - AS Level 3 Cardiff Media Studies - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Media Studies - AS Level 3 Cardiff Photography - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Photography - AS Level 3 Cardiff Physical Education - AS Level 3 Cardiff Physics - A2Level 3 Cardiff Physics - ASLevel 3 Cardiff Psychology - A2Level 3 Cardiff Psychology - AS Level 3 Cardiff Religious Studies - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Religious Studies - AS Level 3 Cardiff Sociology - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Sociology - AS Level 3 Cardiff World Development - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Part Time Biology - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Biology - AS Level 3 Cardiff Business Studies - AS and A2 [1 Year]Level 3 Cardiff Chemistry - AS Level 3Cardiff English Literature - AS and A2 [1 Year]Level 3 Cardiff French - AS Level 3 Cardiff Law - AS and A2 [1 Year]Level 3 Cardiff Mathematics - A2 Level 3 Cardiff Mathematics - AS Level 3 Cardiff Photography - AS Level 3 Cardiff Psychology - ASLevel 3 Cardiff Sociology - AS and A2 [1 Year]Level 3 Cardiff Spanish - AS Level 3 Cardiff Qualifications: AS/A-levels Course overview: This is a one-year intensive course to improve A-level grades or to allow mature students with appropriate experience to gain A-level qualifications. You can complement your studies with essential GCSEs, as well as compulsory tutorial and skills for life. Entrance to this programme is at the individual subject leader's discretion and each student negotiates an individual timetable selecting from both day and evening courses. A specific tutorial of 1.5 hours which includes UCAS and careers support is part of this course. Entry requirements: Qualifications Meeting specific subject criteria. Please note we will need to see your qualification results and certificates before you can enrol. Teaching and assessment: Exams and coursework Next steps: University Industry Other level 3 courses Important points: The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18 Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices. [-]

Cambridge General English Course

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 34 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

We offer a wide range of full and part-time General English and study preparation courses. All courses lead to internationally recognised qualifications. [+]

We offer a wide range of full and part-time General English and study preparation courses. All courses lead to internationally recognised qualifications. English courses We offer a range of courses from Elementary to Proficiency level for those wishing to improve their English for general, professional or academic reasons. You may choose to combine a full-time programme of study with an additional part-time English class or other part-time college course to suit your timetable and level of English. Choose from a range of options: Pre-Intermediate English (KET) Intermediate Level (PET) Upper-Intermediate (FCE) Advanced (CAE) Proficiency (CPE) IELTS Business English Writing skills Cambridge ESOL Exams Cardiff and Vale College International is the only Cambridge ESOL Open Centre in Cardiff. As an Open Centre we are authorised to run University of Cambridge ESOL (English Language) examinations for all candidates, including those who are not taking a preparation course at our College. Cardiff and Vale College International offers the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations which is a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge ESOL examinations are suitable for learners of all nationalities, whatever their first language and cultural background and there are examinations suitable for learners for almost any age. Although they are designed for native speakers of languages other than English, no language related restrictions apply. The range of Cambridge ESOL examinations includes specialist examinations in Business English and English for Academic Purposes. You do not need to be studying on a course to apply for an exam through the Exam Centre. However, for students who would like some extra practice, we offer exam preparation courses. Please contact the International Office for details. Email the International Office: international@cavc.ac.uk Examinations on offer at Cardiff and Vale College International are at the following levels: KET (Key English Test) – is Cambridge ESOL’s exam which recognises the ability to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level. PET (Preliminary English Test) – is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoke English at an intermediate level. FCE (First Certificate in English) – this exam is ideal for people who want to use English for work or study purposes. It is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level. CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) – is an exam for advanced users of English. This exam is aimed at people who can use written and spoken English for most professional and social purposes. CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) – is Cambridge ESOL’s most advanced exam. It is aimed at people who us English for professional or study purposes. EXAMPLE COURSES FULL-TIME FOUNDATION ENGLISH COURSE INTRODUCTION This is a General English course for European and International learners who are working towards a pre-intermediate level of English (CEFR A2). It is full-time (16 hours per week) with an additional two and a half hour Exam Preparation top-up course for December leavers (18.5 hours). All students are expected to take the Cambridge ESOL KET/ IELTS exam at the end of this course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students joining this course will have an elementary level of English and must be 16 years or above. PLACEMENT TESTING All students will be given a Cardiff and Vale College International placement test before being accepted onto the course. This test can involve three elements: a computerised multiple choice test, a written statement and an interview, depending on requirement. THE COURSE INCLUDES: Full-time tuition with experienced and qualified tutors using subject-specific books and authentic materials (paper-based and electronic) A course book and use of the college’s Moodle site Continuous assessment through progress tests and written assignments Regular tutorial time to discuss your progress Supported self-study time Entry to the Cambridge ESOL Key English Test in English (KET) exam (conditions apply) Full use of the college’s academic and social facilities (see Student Handbook for details) COURSE CONTENT On this course you will cover all four language skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and cultural aspects of language (see details below). In addition there are the following lessons: Cultural and Topical, Tutorial and Self-Access, Grammar and Lexis, and in the summer term there is KET Exam revision programme. Speaking You will take part in interactive communication tasks such as role-plays, discussions and interviews. At KET you will be expected to be able to ask and understand questions and make appropriate responses, as well as being able to talk freely in order to express emotions, reactions etc. In addition, you will also focus on managing conversations and pronunciation. Listening You will have the opportunity to practice listening for general understanding and for detail from a variety of sources on a range of topics. Tasks will include notetaking, blank filling, sentence completion and matching multiple-choice. Reading You will be encouraged to read widely whilst studying here. In class, you will be given a range of texts to read with accompanying tasks. These texts may come from newspapers, magazine articles, public notices, fiction, brochures etc. You will be building both your range of vocabulary and your general understanding. Writing You will be given the opportunity to develop your written accuracy, focusing on spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and text coherence. At KET level, you will be expected to rephrase information as well as communicate effectively in a variety of written styles, such as email or letter writing and short stories. Grammar You will study and review the important structures such as tenses, word order, and question formation. You will be given the opportunity to practise the new structures actively in both writing and speaking, through controlled practice and freer communicative activities and homework exercises. Vocabulary You will study essential areas of basic vocabulary, such as topic-related vocabulary. You will be given the opportunity to try out your new words and phrases actively in both writing and speaking, through controlled practice and freer communication activities in class, and homework exercises. Pronunciation You will study the key areas of pronunciation including individual English sounds, syllable stress, connected speech, intonation, rhythm and word stress. You will be taught the phonemic symbols of English sound in order to help you understand how to say ‘new’ vocabulary correctly. PROGRESSION AFTER THIS COURSE Students who successfully complete this course have several possible progression routes: Move on to the Intermediate (Level 2) General English course in the college Apply for a job (showing English language level through the KET qualification) PART-TIME PROFICIENCY COURSE INTRODUCTION This is a part-time (3 hours per week) General English course for European and International learners who are working towards a proficient level of English (CEFR C2). All students are expected to take the Cambridge ESOL CPE examination at the end of their course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students joining this course will have an advanced level of English and must be 16 years or above. PLACEMENT TESTING All students will be given a Cardiff and Vale College International placement test and interview before being accepted onto the course. THE COURSE INCLUDES: Three hours of tuition per week with an experienced, qualified tutor using a subject-specific book and authentic materials (paper-based and electronic) Use of the college’s Moodle site Continuous assessment through progress tests and written assignments Entry to the CPE ( Certificate of Proficiency in English ) exam (conditions apply) Full use of the college’s academic and social facilities (see Student Handbook for details) COURSE CONTENT On this course you will cover all four language skills as well as grammar, vocabulary and cultural aspects of language. The lessons will follow an English language course book which has been designed specifically to cater for students studying towards the CPE exam. In addition, supplementary authentic materials may be used from a variety of sources. Speaking You will be given frequent opportunities to speak during the course and will be encouraged to present information to the whole class as well as to work in pairs and in groups. A wide variety of communicative activities will be employed to increase your confidence in expressing complex ideas and to involve you in informed discussions. Listening You will have the opportunity to practice listening for general understanding and for detail from a variety of sources on a range of topics. Listening material is selected to reflect the complexity of language and ideas that you will meet in the Proficiency exam, to expose you to a wide variety of registers and accents and to raise your awareness of certain aspects of English pronunciation such as word stress and connected speech. You will be trained to listen for gist as well as for specific information and will be encouraged to think about speakers’ attitudes and opinions. Reading A wide range of challenging reading texts is used. You will be actively trained to skim and scan during reading exercises and also to read for detail. You will also be encouraged to think about a writer’s intentions, opinions and style and will be given frequent opportunities to deduce meaning from context. In addition, you will develop a greater understanding of the cohesion and organisation of texts. Writing Throughout the course you will be given practice in writing each of the main types of Proficiency-level compositions (e.g. reviews, reports, formal letters, proposals, summaries) and will be exposed to variations within the genres e.g. narrative, descriptive, and discursive. Lessons place importance on the process of writing (planning, organisation, review and evaluation of written work) as well as on the final product. In addition to training in register, appropriacy, style and cohesion, there is considerable feedback on compositions with follow-up work where necessary to help build up the range of skills required for you to succeed in the CPE exam. Grammar Grammar work focuses on raising your level of accuracy, increasing your range of structures and revising ones you are already familiar with but may not yet have 'acquired' as part of your active repertoire of language. The discovery approach to learning is adopted whereby you will be encouraged to work out grammar rules for yourselves from observing examples. Vocabulary Throughout the course there is intensive vocabulary work with specific emphasis on collocation, idiom, word building and nuances of meaning within groups of similar words. You will be required to think about the lexical nature of language and the importance of lexis for the creation of meaning and communicative power. You will also be encouraged to keep a record of new vocabulary items and to learn them in context rather than in isolation. PROGRESSION AFTER THIS COURSE Students who successfully complete this course have several possible progression routes: Apply for a Mainstream course in the college (conditions apply) Apply for a Higher Education course Apply for a job (showing English language level through the CPE qualification) PART -TIME WRITING COURSE (Run on demand only) INTRODUCTION This is a part-time English course (2 hours per week) for international students who need writing practice. There is no qualification attached to this course. This course is suitable for students who need extra writing practice to support their studies. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their language skills and to develop their confidence in communicating in writing. It is also suitable for students who are living and working in the UK but don’t want or need to study full-time. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students joining this course should be able to communicate in familiar situations, complete basic writing tasks and be able to exchange simple, factual information. Students must be 18 years or above. PLACEMENT TESTING All students will be given an interview with a qualified teacher to assess your level of spoken and written English and then placed in an appropriate class. THE COURSE INCLUDES: Two hours of tuition per week with an experienced, qualified tutor Use of the college’s Moodle site Continuous assessment on performance throughout the course Full use of the college’s academic and social facilities (see Student Handbook for details) COURSE CONTENT During the lessons you will be given the opportunity to engage in a range of different writing tasks, moving from basic grammar and sentence structures to paragraphs. You will learn how to communicate in written form in both everyday and academic situations. You may be asked to share your ideas with the rest of the class or you may be asked to work in pairs or groups with other students. Regular homework will be set, as well as more formal written assignments. [-]

IELTS Preparation Course

Campus Full time 12 - 34 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This is a full-time English course for International students who wish to prepare for an IELTS examination. [+]

This is an 8 week full-time English course for International students who wish to prepare for an IELTS examination. It is designed to provide students with an introduction to the format of the IELTS test and to familiarise them with the different types of tasks which are presented in the exam. It is suitable for students who are planning to study at undergraduate, graduate or professional school level in an English-speaking country and who require the IELTS exam. The course is specifically intended to help students achieve the standard minimum IELTS score of 5.5 required by most universities. (It is important for each student intending to progress onto a FE/HE course to check the English language entry requirements for their chosen course of study prior to applying for this course). Qualifications: IELTS ( UCLES) Exam Course content: This is an intermediate course for students who have already developed a reasonable command of the language in all skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your level will be assessed when you arrive through interview and placement testing and acceptance onto the course is conditional on the tutor's agreement. Full-time tuition with experienced, qualified tutors Coursebook Supported self-study time Assistance with your applications for higher education Full use of the college's academic and social facilities IELTS Practice Tests This is a test preparation course which focuses on the different types of exam tasks you will find in the IELTS exam. It requires a high level of commitment and motivation as it is a short intensive course. You will focus on specific core skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing which are relevant to the IELTS exam and study aspects of English usage such as grammar and pronunciation so that you can express yourself accurately and effectively. By the end of the course you will be able to: Speak and write with more flexibility, competence and accuracy Read more efficiently Understand information more quickly and accurately in a wide range of spoken and written texts Communicate more effectively on a variety of topics using appropriate grammar and vocabulary Maximise your IELTS score ( although your performance on the day may be affected by factors beyond your tutor's control) Course times: Weekday mornings Teaching and assessment: Continuous assessment including regular skills tests Next steps: University [-]

Diploma

Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 AAT

Online & Campus Combined Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Barry

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. Students will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. [+]

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. Students will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting. This qualification comprises six mandatory units (390 guided learning hours). The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or into further education. All units within this qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end of unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, sat towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification: Advanced Bookkeeping - end of unit assessment Final Accounts Preparation - end of unit assessment Management Accounting: Costing - end of unit assessment Indirect Tax - end of unit assessment Ethics for accountants - assessed within the synoptic assessment Spreadsheets for Accounting - assessed within the synoptic assessment Entry requirements: Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Teaching and assessment: Online assessments Next steps: Employment Qualified and partly qualified students will be in a position to seek employment in the financial and management sectors AAT Accounts Level 4 Diploma in Accounting [-]

BTEC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Level 3 - 2 Year Extended Diploma)

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Successful completion of this course enables students to apply for University to study for a degree in many Engineering subjects. It is also recognised by industry as preparing for entry into a higher engineering /technical apprenticeship. [+]

Qualifications: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Course overview: Successful completion of this course enables students to apply for University to study for a degree in many Engineering subjects. It is also recognised by industry as preparing for entry into a higher engineering /technical apprenticeship. Topics can include: Business Systems for Technicians Principles of Software Design and Development Electronic Fault-finding Microprocessor Systems and Applications Further Electrical Principles Principles and Operation of Three-Phase Systems Features and Applications of Electrical Machines Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Entry requirements: Qualifications AS Level – students must have 5 GCSE passes at Grade C and above Please note: we will need to see your qualification results and certificates before you can enrol. Attendance and success at an Applicant Day After you have applied you will be sent a list of Applicant Days for the area you have applied for. Attending one of these days is an entry requirement. These events – usually 2-3 hours long – involve you coming to a college site to meet tutors, see the facilities and learn more about the subject. For this course during the Applicant Day you will also need to: Undertake an initial entry test and short interview. Successfully passing this is also an entry requirement for a place on the course. Teaching and assessment: Written and practical assignments Next steps: University Industry [-]

BTEC in IT - Networking and Systems Support (2 year Extended Diploma - level 3)

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT continues on from the one year BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students achieving this qualification will either go on to study a computing or IT related qualification at University or enter employment. [+]

Qualifications: IT - BTEC Extended Diploma: Networking & Systems Support Level 3 Course overview: This BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT continues on from the one year BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students achieving this qualification will either go on to study a computing or IT related qualification at University or enter employment. This is a growth area for employment opportunities as the number of IT devices continues to grow the demand for staff able to manage a networking environment will continue to increase. Skills range from identifying and replacing basic components of a PC to connecting a network of PC's within a company. This enables the business to communicate with the world and operate on a global scale. Security, creating and managing safe IT environments are crucial elements to building a successful business. Companies have to develop strategies to eradicate viruses and prevent hacking wherever possible. Networking is an exciting area of the computing profession which offers enjoyable and challenging career opportunities. There are three Extended Diploma routes available to study following the BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT: Extended Diploma in IT Extended Diploma in IT: Networking and Systems Support Extended Diploma in IT: Software Development On this Extended Diploma in IT (Networking and Systems Support) course you will study: Information systems Managing networks Computer networks IT technical support IT systems trouble shooting and repair Managing networks Organisational systems security Event driven programming Web server scripting Web animation for interactive media Career Ready When you have chosen your course we highly recommend you register to the Career Ready programme. This is a programme that runs alongside your course to ensure a transformational journey. The programme will help to provide you to enter the world of work or university with confidence, skills and professional networks needed to fulfil their potential. We will provide you with a mentor, workplace visits, master classes and work based experiences which can may include an internship. All of which will work together and build on their studies to help them to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their future careers. If you have the determination to succeed and want to stand out from the crowd and be successful Join Career Ready. Please contact Tracy Bird, Career Ready Co-ordinator tbird@cavc.ac.uk for further information. Entry requirements: Qualifications Five GCSE(s) at grades A to C For this course you will need: Maths, English Language at grade C or above. or Level 2 IT. Mature students without GCSE will be considered if they have the relevant work experience. Please note: we will need to see your qualification results and certificates before you can enrol. Other entry requirements for this course include: You should also have achieved ESW Level 2 in Communications and Application of Number. Must have a recommendation from the tutor for progression to level 3. To be a successful applicant for this course, candidates need to have a mature attitude, be self-motivated, hardworking and have good number and communication skills. Attendance and success at an Applicant Day: After you have applied you will be sent a list of Applicant Days for the area you have applied for. Attending one of these days is an entry requirement. These events - usually 2-3 hours long - involve you coming to a college site to meet tutors, see the facilities and learn more about the subject. For this course during the Applicant Day you will also need to: Bring along your certificate or evidence of your qualifications. This is to help ensure you have the skills to succeed on the course. Successfully passing this is also an entry requirement for a place on the course. Teaching and assessment: Continuous assessments including regular written assignments and work based assessments Next steps: University Industry Employment [-]

BTEC in IT - Software Development (Level 3 - 2 Year Extended Diploma)

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT continues on from the one year BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students achieving this qualification will either go on to study a computing or IT related qualification at University or enter employment. [+]

Qualifications: IT - BTEC Extended Diploma: Software Development Level 3 Course overview: This BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT continues on from the one year BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students achieving this qualification will either go on to study a computing or IT related qualification at University or enter employment. Careers in the area of Software Development are well established in today's IT environment. The huge growth in applications for hand held devices in recent years creates a need for staff with good software development skills. Businesses depend on software developers to design and implement environments to access and manipulate company data e.g customer records. Systems are developed to permit companies to make strategic decisions in today's world. Maintaining a dynamic IT environment is crucial if companies are to respond to the needs of their customers and be at the forefront of market trends. The skills of good Software Developers are always in demand. There are three Extended Diploma routes available to study following the BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT: Extended Diploma in IT Extended Diploma in IT: Networking and Systems Support Extended Diploma in IT: Software Development On this Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development) course you will study: Information systems IT systems analysis and Design Event driven programming Impact of the use of IT on business systems Organisational systems security Computer networks IT systems trouble shooting and repair Object orientated programming Web server scripting Web animation for interactive media Career Ready When you have chosen your course we highly recommend you register to the Career Ready programme. This is a programme that runs alongside your course to ensure a transformational journey. The programme will help to provide you to enter the world of work or university with confidence, skills and professional networks needed to fulfil their potential. We will provide you with a mentor, workplace visits, master classes and work based experiences which can may include an internship. All of which will work together and build on their studies to help them to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their future careers. If you have the determination to succeed and want to stand out from the crowd and be successful Join Career Ready. Please contact Tracy Bird, Career Ready Co-ordinator tbird@cavc.ac.uk for further information. Entry requirements: Qualifications Five GCSE(s) at grades A to C For this course you will need: Maths, English Language at grade C or above. or Level 2 IT. Mature students without GCSE will be considered if they have the relevant work experience. Please note: we will need to see your qualification results and certificates before you can enrol. Other entry requirements for this course include: You should also have achieved ESW Level 2 in Communications and Application of Number. Must have recommendation from the tutor for progression to level 3. To be a successful applicant for this course, candidates need to have a mature attitude, be self-motivated, hardworking and have good number and communication skills. Attendance and success at an Applicant Day: After you have applied you will be sent a list of Applicant Days for the area you have applied for. Attending one of these days is an entry requirement. These events - usually 2-3 hours long - involve you coming to a college site to meet tutors, see the facilities and learn more about the subject. For this course during the Applicant Day you will also need to: Bring along your certificate or evidence of your qualifications. This is to help ensure you have the skills to succeed on the course. Successfully passing this is also an entry requirement for a place on the course. Teaching and assessment: Continuous assessments including regular work based assignments and written assessments Next steps: University Industry Employment [-]

Diploma in Airline Airport Operations (level 3)

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Rhoose

Diploma in Airline Airport Operations - The growing UK aviation industry offers a broad range of careers for successful candidates with the right training. From cabin crew and customer service to air marshalling and ground operations, there are superb opportunities in a sector worth £17 billion a year from overseas visitors alone. [+]

Diploma in Airline Airport Operations The growing UK aviation industry offers a broad range of careers for successful candidates with the right training. From cabin crew and customer service to air marshalling and ground operations, there are superb opportunities in a sector worth £17 billion a year from overseas visitors alone. Qualifications: Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Year 1 Development of the UK Aviation Industry since 1945 Aviation Geography and Terminology Customer Service in the Aviation Industry Marketing in the Aviation Industry Preparation for Employment in the Aviation Industry Environmental Impacts of Aviation Handling Air Passengers On-board Passenger Operations Airfares and Ticketing 1 Year 2 (including optional modules) Team Leadership Marketing in the Aviation Industry E-Business for Airlines Human Resources in the Aviation Industry Preparation for Employment in the Aviation Industry Airport and Airline Commercial Operations Passenger Terminal Management within the Aviation Industry Airline and Airport Economics Environmental Impacts of Aviation Researching Current Issues in Aviation Aviation Communications Flight Operations Airfield Operations Bird and Wildlife Control on Airports and Airfields Plan the Loading of Aircraft Airfares and Ticketing 2 Entry requirements: You will need at least 4 GCSEs, preferably at grade C or above, including English and maths. If you do not have grade C or above in English and maths we will carry out an assessment to ensure you receive the best support for the course. Alternatively, you will need a BTEC First Diploma, with a minimum of a Merit Profile or Level 2 Introduction to Cabin Crew. School leavers are required to provide a good school report and references. Teaching and assessment: Coursework assignments and written assessments Next steps: Progression to Extended Diploma [-]

Diploma in Design - Level 3 90 Credit

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This 90 Credit Diploma in Design course will offer you a wide variety of approaches to three-dimensional design as well as elements of graphic design. You will develop a range of skills appropriate to your own individual area of interest and creative potential. [+]

This 90 Credit Diploma in Design course will offer you a wide variety of approaches to three-dimensional design as well as elements of graphic design. You will develop a range of skills appropriate to your own individual area of interest and creative potential. The projects allow you to respond creatively to design briefs and to taste specialist areas such as product design, graphic design, furniture design, computer graphics, packaging design, film set and prop design, theatre design, interior design and architecture. Qualifications: 90 Credit Diploma in Design Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level 3 Essential Skills: Application of Number Level 2 / Communication Level 3 / IT Level 2 Wider Key Skills: Problem Solving Level 3 / Working with Others Level 3 / Improving own Performance Level 3 The course is project-led and studio based. Assessment is continuous and you are graded on submission of project work and assignments throughout. The department has extensive 3D making/Art workshops and computer facilities. You will explore inter-relationships between design technology, target audiences, ergonomics and aesthetics. Skills will include the study of Materials and workshop processes, 3D computer modeling and Animation, ergonomic principles, graphic communication and design in context. Workshops and Studios: Availability of a wide range of materials Access to professional tools and equipment for wood, metal, plastics Full-scale prototype/ model making production including CNC and 3D printing Links with local industries Computer Suites: Mac computers Colour Laser Printing Facilities Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) Throughout the course you will be using our industry standard 3D modelling software: Cinema 4D for professional looking presentations. Live projects and competitions sponsored by local industries encourage innovation and creativity. These include: Prop design for Tonto Film Industries, Dragon’s Den competition sponsored by Cardiff & Vale Enterprise, Set Design in association with Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy - Creative and Cultural Skills. Year 1 Phase 1: Designing for film set and props (in association with Tonto Films) and Designing for stage set (in association with The Royal Opera House) Phase 2: Product design and marketing (with computer 3D modeling) Phase 3: Team Design for enterprise and community Phase 4: Sustainable design Year 2 Phase 5: Furniture design (with computer 3D modeling) Phase 6: Interior design and architecture – spatial design (with computer 3D modeling) Phase 7: Final Major Project – Self-identified design brief Phase 8: Exhibition Entry requirements: Qualifications You usually need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades C or above, ideally in Maths and English and Level 2 qualification (Pass Grade) in a similar subject. Please note: we will need to see your qualification results and certificates before you can enrol. Attendance and success at an Applicant Day After you have applied you will be sent a list of Applicant Days for the area you have applied for. Attending one of these days is a compulsory requirement. These events - usually 2-3 hours long - will involve you coming to a college site to meet tutors, learn more about the subject and confirm whether it is right for you. For this course during Applicant Day, you will need to: provide evidence of a portfolio that displays their potential ability in design, art, graphics or other associated subject. Teaching and assessment: Practical coursework continuous assessments assignments Next steps: University Industry Employment Through participation in all areas of the programme you will build a comprehensive portfolio to use in future interviews. Successful completion of this course will help you progress to a University Degree or Foundation Degree in Product Design, Art and Design, Interior Architecture, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Automotive Design or any other creative subject. [-]

Diploma in Finance, Risk & Investment (Level 3)

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The aim of the CISI Level 3 Diploma in Finance, Risk & Investment is to give candidates an understanding of the key characteristics, mechanisms and influences on financial markets and institutions, and includes a grounding in data analysis, investment appraisal and accounting and the role and responsibility of financial services in society as a whole. [+]

The aim of the CISI Level 3 Diploma in Finance, Risk & Investment is to give candidates an understanding of the key characteristics, mechanisms and influences on financial markets and institutions, and includes a grounding in data analysis, investment appraisal and accounting and the role and responsibility of financial services in society as a whole. Qualifications: Diploma in Finance, Risk and Investment - Level 3 - Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment - (A Level Equivalent) Essential Skills The Diploma is made up of the following two certificates: Certificate in Finance, Risk and Decision Making - which includes the following units: Money, Economies and Uncertainty The Nature of Money The Economy Governments and the Economy The International Dimension (Trade and Exchange) Analysing and Interpreting Data (Statistics, Sampling) Risk and Uncertainty Investment Decision Making, Accounting and Governance Incorporation, Limited Liability and the Principles of Accounting Balance Sheet and Income Statement Analysing Accounts: Cash Flow, Working Capital and Liquidity The Sources and Cost of Funds Return on Investment and Opportunity Cost Valuation of Securities Derivatives, Asset-Backed Securities; Ethical Issues of Financial Engineering Ethics and Governance Certificate for Introduction to Securities & Investment - which includes the following units: The Financial Services Industry Economic Environment Financial Assets and Markets Equities Bonds Derivatives Investment Funds Financial Services Regulation Taxation, Investment Wrappers and Trusts Other Retail Financial Products In addition there is an Extended Project where candidates are required to apply the knowledge they have acquired, undertake research with a view to expanding their skills of planning, independent research, analysis, problem-solving, evaluation and presentation skills, culminating in a word report and personal evaluation of their project handling. Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C including Maths and English Teaching and assessment: Exams and written assessments Next steps: Higher Education Courses in a Business Related Area Industry. Foundation Degree in Finance. [-]

Extended Diploma in Business (Level 3 BTEC 2 Year)

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Business is a practical, work-related qualification. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. [+]

Qualifications: EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Course overview: The BTEC Extended Diploma in Business is a practical, work-related qualification. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The first year is made up of 9 units: Exploring Business Activity Investigating Business Resources Introduction to Marketing Effective People, Communication and Information Creative Product Promotion Exploring Team Development Introduction to Accounts Recruitment & Selection Business Economic Environment Essential Skills in Communications & Literacy In the second year a further 9 units will be studied. Career Ready When you have chosen your course we highly recommend you register to the Career Ready programme. This is a programme that runs alongside your course to ensure a transformational journey. The programme will help to provide you to enter the world of work or university with confidence, skills and professional networks needed to fulfil their potential. We will provide you with a mentor, workplace visits, master classes and work based experiences which can may include an internship. All of which will work together and build on their studies to help them to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their future careers. If you have the determination to succeed and want to stand out from the crowd and be successful Join Career Ready. Please contact Tracy Bird, Career Ready Co-ordinator tbird@cavc.ac.uk for further information. Entry requirements: Interview Qualifications Five GCSE(s) at grades A to C For this course you will also need: Maths or English Language at grade C or above. Other entry requirements for this course include: All applicants must have a mature attitude with good personal qualities and be hardworking, motivated and able to work with others. There may be changes to the Welsh Baccalaureate progression conditions which will affect our entry requirements. Attendance and success at an Applicant Day: After you have applied you will be sent a list of Applicant Days for the area you have applied for. Attending one of these days is an entry requirement. These events - usually 2-3 hours long - involve you coming to a college site to meet tutors, see the facilities and learn more about the subject. For this course during the Applicant Day you will also need to: Bring along your certificate or evidence of your qualifications. This is to help ensure you have the skills to succeed on the course. Successfully passing this is also an entry requirement for a place on the course. EU and International students with equivalent qualifications will be considered. Teaching and assessment: Regular assignments and coursework Next steps: Industry Higher Education courses in a Business related area [-]

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