The CAVC Group

Cardiff and Vale College Group

The Cardiff and Vale College Group is the largest in Wales and in the top 5 colleges in the UK with a £75m turnover and over 30,000 learner enrolments annually. The largest provider of apprenticeships and skills training in the capital, the Group drives support for young people, communities and business across the Cardiff Capital Region and beyond.


The CAVC family is made up of Cardiff and Vale College, ACT Training, Apprenticeship Learning Solutions [ALS], Element Skills Training and the South East Wales City Region Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA).


ACT provides excellent learning programmes and opportunities that help people reach their full potential. From Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships across 30 different sectors, to employability training and short courses for business.



ALS Training is a leading provider of training, learning and development solutions with over 1,300 Apprentices in learning each week. ALS designs, delivers and evaluates a comprehensive range of training and development solutions to service both employers’ and employees’ and their individual needs.



Element Skills Training is a professional training provider offering innovative and tailored training programmes unique to businesses. Based in England it enables the CAVC group to meet the needs of employers with operations based both in Wales and England and can advise on how to develop apprenticeship training  programmes using both the Welsh and English apprenticeships systems.


South East Wales City Region Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA)

The ATA works with SMEs and Micro businesses to remove what can be seen as the “bureaucracy” that may be associated with them hiring an apprentice – by offering a service to advertise, select, recruit and employ an apprentice. It provides a wrap-around support service and a high quality apprenticeship experience for both the apprentice and employer. As part of this it will also offer 'shared apprenticeships' where employers share an apprentice - ensuring the experience is viable for employers and the apprentice gains the breadth of experience to achieve their full apprenticeship programme.