Cardiff and Vale College

Introduction

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) is one of the largest colleges in the United Kingdom - We have over 30,000 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 Wales and the world.

Our focus is not simply on qualifications but also developing the skills individuals and employers require for future success.

Our students are given unique opportunities to develop their wider skills, become entrepreneurial and employable and stand out from the crowd.

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.

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

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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.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

A-levels

A Levels

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The Advanced Level (A Level) Programme is a traditional academic course and a popular choice with students who would like to gain entry to a British University. You can select up to three subjects, which are studied over two years. Our huge selection of over 30 A Level options range from English Literature to Photography, Biology to Sociology. [+]

The Advanced Level (A Level) Programme is a traditional academic course and a popular choice with students who would like to gain entry to a British University. You can select up to three subjects, which are studied over two years. Our huge selection of over 30 A Level options range from English Literature to Photography, Biology to Sociology.

Our A Level students study at our iconic new City Centre Campus and benefit from fantastic subject specific facilities. These include a dedicated Science, Technology and Mathematics Centre with impressive industry standard specialist laboratories. Our general teaching rooms are also exciting spaces and all students have access to the huge learning centre for out of lesson study.... [-]


Advanced Diploma

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Online & Campus Combined Full time 34 weeks September 2018 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. [+]

Associations:

Qualifications:

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

Course overview:

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.... [-]


Courses

Cambridge General English Course

Campus Full time Part time

Cardiff and Vale College International offers a variety of flexible English Language courses at all levels for those wishing to improve their English for general, professional or academic reasons. We offer a range of courses from Foundation to Higher level for those wishing to improve their English for general, professional or academic reasons. [+]

Cardiff and Vale College International offers a variety of flexible English Language courses at all levels for those wishing to improve their English for general, professional or academic reasons.

We offer a range of courses from Foundation to Higher level for those wishing to improve their English for general, professional or academic reasons.

We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and have recently been awarded the International Centre of Excellence status 2017 through the El. Gazette.

Cardiff and Vale College is also an accredited English UK member.

Entry Requirements:

Students joining this course will be interviewed via Skype before receiving an offer. Applicants must be 16 years or above. ... [-]

IELTS Preparation Course

Campus Full time

A 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. [+]

A 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 progress to University in an English-speaking country.

We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and have recently been awarded the International Centre of Excellence status 2017 through the El. Gazette.

Cardiff and Vale College is also an accredited English UK member.

Entry Requirements: Students joining this course will be interviewed via Skype before receiving an offer. Applicants must be 16 years or above. Course fees from £4,080 [-]

Creative Media Production Course

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This Creative Media Production course provides industry-relevant education and training for those who are intending to work, or who already work in the creative media sector. [+]

Qualifications:

90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media Full-Time Level 3 - Year 1 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Level 3 in Year 2 Essential Skills Wales 6 Qualifications over the 2 years as well as a BTEC Work Skills Qualification

Course overview:

This Creative Media Production course provides industry-relevant education and training for those who are intending to work, or who already work in the creative media sector.

The course will give you the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocational qualification, which will allow you to either enter employment in the creative media sector or to progress to higher education. The qualification will give you the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the media industries. It also gives the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for successful performance in working life.... [-]


Diploma

Aeronautical Engineering [2 Year Extended Diploma]

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Barry

The course, equivalent to 3 A - Levels (including the 90 Credit Diploma) will complete your training as a potential Aircraft Technician or allow for progression onto Higher Education, including the BSc (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering. [+]

Qualifications:

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering

Course overview:

The course, equivalent to 3 A - Levels (including the 90 Credit Diploma) will complete your training as a potential Aircraft Technician or allow for progression onto Higher Education, including the BSc (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering.

This course will allow you to further enhance your analytical skills by undertaking a comprehensive project, enhanced by a suite of further aircraft topics.

Topics can include:

Human Factors Aircraft Mechanical Science Aircraft Materials and Hardware Airframe Structural Concepts Engineering Project Electrical Principles Further Maths for Technicians ... [-]

Electrical & Electronic Engineering [1 Year Subsidiary Diploma]

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering [+]

Associations:

Qualifications:

Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering

Course overview:

Topics can include:

Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace Electrical and Electronic Principles Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Selecting and Using Programmable Logic Controllers Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits Electronic Measurement and Testing EAL Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations

Entry requirements:

5 GCSEs Grade A* - C to include Maths A* - B and have achieved an L2 Electrical Installation Diploma.

Teaching and assessment:

Written and practical assignments

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Computing [1 Year - Foundation Diploma]

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Computing is for those with a strong interest in IT and Computing. This new qualification will include written exams and tasks set and marked by the awarding body. [+]

Qualifications:

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing

Course overview:

This BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Computing is for those with a strong interest in IT and Computing. This new qualification will include written exams and tasks set and marked by the awarding body.

On this course, you will study units which include:

Principles of Computing Science Fundamentals of Computing Systems IT Systems, Security and Encryption Business Applications of Social Media Web Development Mobile Apps Development

When you have chosen your course we highly recommend you register for 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. ... [-]


Graphic Design [2 Year Extended Diploma]

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design course offers a wide range of approaches to digital interactive design, whilst utilising the very latest apple macs and Adobe software to generate stimulating outcomes. You will develop a range of advanced skills appropriate to your own individual area of interest and creative potential. [+]

Qualifications:

Extended Diploma in Graphic Design Full Time Level 3

Course overview:

This BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design course offers a wide range of approaches to digital interactive design, whilst utilising the very latest apple macs and Adobe software to generate stimulating outcomes. You will develop a range of advanced skills appropriate to your own individual area of interest and creative potential.

The course is project-led and studio-based with an injection of live projects and competitions to encourage innovation and creativity, that will allow you to respond creatively to unit project briefs and to taste specialist areas of Graphic Design. Throughout the year, a series of specialist disciplines will be practised with no need for additional exams. All projects are based on the principles of professional practice whilst considering the final outcome, aesthetics and user interactivity.... [-]


BTEC Diploma in Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate and BTEC Diploma in Business course is a practical, work-related qualification. This course is equivalent to two A Levels. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. [+]

Qualifications:

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Business [at the end of year 1] and Diploma in Business [at end of year 2] - BTEC Diploma is equivalent to 2 ‘A’ LEVELS

Course overview:

The EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate and BTEC Diploma in Business course is a practical, work-related qualification. This course is equivalent to two A Levels. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

The EDEXCEL Level 3 Extended Certificate is studied in the first year and is made up of 4 units:

Exploring Business Developing a marketing plan Personal and Business Finance Plus 1 Optional Unit ... [-]

Applied Science (Forensic Science) - National Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science is a qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their science education through applied and practical learning and whose aim is to progress either to university or employment in the science sector. [+]

Qualifications:

BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science

Course overview:

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science is a qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their science education through applied and practical learning and whose aim is to progress either to university or employment in the science sector. The course is ideal for learners who have an interest in being lab technicians; working in forensic, analytical or medical science; becoming a nurse or a paramedic or for learners who want to study general/applied science at university.

This is a two-year course. The qualification achieved at the end of the two years is equivalent to two A Levels.... [-]


Music Technology [1 Year Diploma]

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The 90 credit diploma in Music Technology is a 1 year, full-time course for anyone interested in a career in the technical side of the music industry. You will study a wide range of topics which will develop your abilities and prepare you for employment. You will work on different projects which will give you realistic, work-based scenarios to develop your industry skills. [+]

Qualifications:

90 Credit Diploma in Music Technology Full Time Level 3 As part of the Course, all students will study the Welsh Baccalaureate and develop Key Skills and be entered for accreditation. The Welsh Baccalaureate and Key Skills are important transferable skills for life in general and the points gained through the accreditation are recognised by Higher Education Institutions.

Course overview:

The 90 credit diploma in Music Technology is a 1 year, full-time course for anyone interested in a career in the technical side of the music industry. You will study a wide range of topics which will develop your abilities and prepare you for employment. You will work on different projects which will give you realistic, work-based scenarios to develop your industry skills. The course is suitable for people of all ages wishing to develop and advance their skills in Music Production, Live event organising and marketing, Composition and arrangement and Music Industry Practices.... [-]


Performing Arts - 90 Credit BTEC Diploma

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This Performing Arts, 90 Credit Diploma course is for those interested in acting or working in the performing arts industry. It offers the chance to study for a nationally recognised Performing Arts qualification, which will allow you to develop many skills required for performance in the medium of theatre. [+]

Qualifications:

90 Credit Diploma in Performing Arts Full Time Level 3

Course overview:

This Performing Arts, 90 Credit Diploma course is for those interested in acting or working in the performing arts industry. It offers the chance to study for a nationally recognised Performing Arts qualification, which will allow you to develop many skills required for performance in the medium of theatre. There is also the opportunity to develop skills for TV performance.

As part of the course, all students will study the Welsh Baccalaureate and develop Key Skills and be entered for accreditation. The Welsh Baccalaureate and Key Skills are important transferable skills for life in general and the points gained through the accreditation are recognised by Higher Education institutions.... [-]


Engineering with CAD [2 Year Extended Diploma]

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This BTEC Diploma in Engineering with CAD will suit anyone who is interested in a career in Engineering. [+]

Qualifications:

Engineering with CAD - BTEC Diploma Level 3 City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in CAD EAL NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations

Course overview:

This BTEC Diploma in Engineering with CAD will suit anyone who is interested in a career in Engineering.

This course further develops your knowledge and practical skills following on from the Engineering with CAD - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, which can lead to a career in Electrical, Mechanical, Maintenance, Building Services or Design Engineering.

Progression to university is also an option if you gain enough UCAS points whilst on this course.

Topics can include:

Electrical Principles Electronics Programmable logic controllers Further maths 3D CAD Mechanic systems ... [-]

Diploma in Business Administration

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This Administration OCR Diploma course is designed to give you the opportunity to start an interesting and rewarding career in administration. You will develop the skills and abilities considered essential by employers to tackle a wide range of administration duties with confidence. [+]

Qualifications:

OCR Level 3 Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) (QCF)

Course overview:

This Administration OCR Diploma course is designed to give you the opportunity to start an interesting and rewarding career in administration. You will develop the skills and abilities considered essential by employers to tackle a wide range of administration duties with confidence.

Topics studied:

Produce complex business documents Understand functions and roles within business organisations Use verbal communication in business Support business meetings Review and develop office procedures Apply legislation affecting organisations AON, Comms

You will learn through short lectures working with other students in pairs and groups, activities, demonstrations and practical work. This will help you develop good analytical and supervisory skills. You will spend time working as a manager in the College's Executive Office practising your administration skills and collecting evidence for your portfolio. Work experience will help you appreciate the link between the course theory and putting the theory into practice in a real working environment.... [-]


Diploma in Finance, Risk & Investment (Level 3)

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 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. [+]

Qualifications:

Diploma in Finance, Risk and Investment - Level 3 - Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment - (A Level Equivalent)

Course overview:

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 Diploma is made up of the following four units: Unit 1 - 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 ... [-]

Travel & Tourism - [1 Year 90 Credit Diploma]

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 3 is the first year of a two-year course to gain a Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 3 qualification. [+]

Qualifications:

BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3 Agored Cymru Conversational French Level 1 Essential Skills Wales - Communication

Course overview:

This BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 3 is the first year of a two-year course to gain a Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 3 qualification. This course has been designed to meet the needs of learners who already work or want to work in:

Overseas Resort Reps UK as Travel Destination The Business of Travel and Tourism Long-Haul Travel Destinations Work Placement for Travel and Tourism Cruise line companies Conference events

The units which form the qualification allow learners to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the travel and tourism sector.... [-]


Sport Performance and Excellence (QCF) – With Futsal [2 Year Extended Diploma]

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

Learners will work towards completion of a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence), which is a 3 A Level equivalent qualification. Many units involved in BTEC qualification will be completed during the practical sessions that involve up to 5 hours of weekly training sessions. [+]

Qualifications:

Extended Diploma Sport (CCFC) Full Time Level 3

Course overview:

Learners will work towards completion of a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence), which is a 3 A Level equivalent qualification. Many units involved in BTEC qualification will be completed during the practical sessions that involve up to 5 hours of weekly training sessions.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game, the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a side format of the game.... [-]


Sport & Exercise Science - BTEC Extended Diploma

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma Level 3 follows-on from the Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. It is equivalent to three A Levels and will suit anyone with an interest in sport and the science behind it and those wishing to progress onto a career in sport. [+]

Qualifications:

Extended Diploma Sport & Exercise Level 3 Additional qualifications available include - Football Leaders Award, Level 2 Gym Instructor Award a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Course overview:

This Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma Level 3 follows on from the Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. It is equivalent to three A Levels and will suit anyone with an interest in sport and the science behind it and those wishing to progress onto a career in sport. You will have the opportunity to undertake practical sporting activities each week and each student will undertake a related work placement as part of their qualification.... [-]


Interactive Media / Design [2 Year Extended Diploma]

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This Interactive Media/Design full BTEC Extended Diploma course offers a wide range of approaches to digital interactive design, whilst utilising the very latest Apple Mac and Adobe software to generate stimulating outcomes. [+]

Qualifications:

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media

Course overview:

This Interactive Media/Design full BTEC Extended Diploma course offers a wide range of approaches to digital interactive design, whilst utilising the very latest Apple Mac and Adobe software to generate stimulating outcomes. You will develop a range of advanced skills appropriate to your own individual area of interest and creative potential.

The course is project-led and studio-based with an injection of live projects and competitions to encourage innovation and creativity, that will allow you to respond creatively to unit project briefs and to taste specialist areas of interactive media. Throughout the year, a series of specialist disciplines will be practised with no need for additional exams. All projects are based on the principles of professional practice whilst considering the final outcome, aesthetics and user interactivity.... [-]


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Contact

Cardiff and Vale College

Address Cardiff and Vale College City Centre Campus Dumballs Road Cardiff CF10 5FE Wales - UK
Cf10 5FE Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Website http://www.cavc.ac.uk/
Phone +44 (0)29 2090 8004