Cardiff & Vale College
Cardiff and Vale College is one of the largest colleges in the UK, delivering high quality education and training within the Capital Region of Wales.
They have more than 30,000 learners each year across full-time and part-time college courses, university qualifications and apprenticeship programmes, along with dedicated training provision for employers.
They develop skilled and employable people – with some of the best student success rates in the sector and a focus on experiences that ensure our learners stand out and progress.
Train for a career in Aerospace – with exciting opportunities to work in Wales and across the world. All their Aerospace and Aviation Science courses are based at their International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT). This iconic centre includes specialist workshops, laboratories and a huge, real-life hangar with aircraft where you will develop your practical skills.
Their range of courses develop your skills and knowledge and let you try different techniques to find your chosen specialism and possible future career. You will learn in their fantastic specialist studios including art, print, photography, film, fashion, 3D Design and Mac and multimedia suites. Their brand new Creative Arts Academy provides a bespoke space, specialist facilities and an inspiring environment to make your visions a reality.
On their renowned Automotive courses and Apprenticeship programmes you can train to be an Automotive Engineer and choose to specialise in working with light vehicles (e.g. cars) or heavy vehicles (e.g. trucks and buses), or even become a specialist in Body Repair and Refinishing. You will train in dedicated, industry standard facilities fully-equipped with the latest custom made equipment, where you will gain practical skills working on vehicles, with industry qualified staff, as well as through work placements in industry.
Their Building Services courses and Apprenticeship programmes train you to become a skilled and qualified tradesperson in a variety of trades such as Plumbing and Electrical Installation. You will study in their dedicated construction and building services centres and facilities. These include classrooms for theory and huge trade-specific workshops where you develop your practical skills each week.
Business, Finance, Administration and Accounting
Develop your knowledge and skills in business and open doors to careers across a wide range of industries. On their Business courses and Apprenticeship programmes you can learn about areas including management, marketing, retail, accountancy, customer service, financial services and administration. You will have the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills, work on real briefs from industry, compete in team challenges or pitch ideas to employers. You will also have the chance to undertake work placements – all helping to make you employable and prepare you for your future career.
Their catering and hospitality courses offer you the chance to gain the knowledge, skills, experience and industry recognised qualifications to start a career as a Chef, Baker or Front of House specialist.
Childcare, Health and Social Care
Their childcare, early years and health and social care courses give you the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, experience and industry qualifications you need to start your career.
Their Construction courses and Apprenticeship programmes train you to become a skilled and qualified tradesperson in a variety of trades such as Bricklaying and Carpentry. You will study in their dedicated construction and building services centres and facilities.
Their Engineering programmes train you to become a skilled and qualified Engineer – opening doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Learn in their specialist facilities and industry specific workshops, from industry qualified and experienced staff. Develop your knowledge, practical skills and gain the industry recognised qualifications you need to start on your chosen career path. You will also gain valuable industry experience throughout your course.
Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies
Gain the industry qualifications and experience you need to start your career as a Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Beauty Therapist, Complementary Therapist or Salon Manager.
IT skills are hugely valuable for employers in all sectors. Develop your knowledge and skills in IT and Computing and open doors to a wide range of careers. On their IT and Computing courses and Apprenticeship programmes you develop your work-related skills including working with different technologies, configuring hardware and software and problem solving.
Their well-respected courses are taught in their City Centre Campus which includes, state-of-the-art film, dance, music and performing arts facilities. That’s not all though, our Theatre Michael Sheen (officially opened by the man himself!), Mac suites and specialist creative classrooms are also on site. Learn from staff who are industry professionals and work on live briefs for industry as part of your course.
Their Sport courses are based at Cardiff International Sports Campus – the inspirational home for CAVC Sport. This facility features excellent sports facilities including a large gym, fitness studios, Airdome enclosed 3G pitch and athletics track. You will also have the chance to develop your skills through opportunities including running coaching sessions or undertaking work placements in sport.
You get the chance to inspire children, young people or adults and use your skills to give something back – making sure every learner gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. You could choose to enter the teaching profession plus there are related jobs in areas such as learning support or early years care and education.
Would you like a career in the travel and tourism industry, with exciting opportunities to work across Wales or worldwide?
Their travel and tourism courses develop your skills, experience and provide industry recognised qualifications to open doors to a career in the industry. Study modules including travel destinations, foreign languages, customer service and first aid and you can gain experience through visiting industry experts, site visits and work placements in tourist destinations and attractions in Wales and beyond.
If you’re passionate about working in a particular career area or have an ideal job in mind, an Apprenticeship is a great place to start.
Click here to find a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Fees: Fees vary by course, and the college offers Financial Support for students who are eligible. Click here to find out more.