IT and Computing

IT and Computing

About IT and Computing

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 our IT and Computing courses and Apprenticeships programmes you develop your work related skills including working with different technologies, configuring hardware and software and problem solving. You will learn in our dedicated IT suites and also have the opportunity to take part in live briefs set by industry, for example developing websites for real businesses. Our IT students also compete in national skills competitions including the WorldSkills Microsoft challenge – and have a track record of great success. These opportunities help you to develop your CV and stand out from the crowd.


Many Level 3 students progress onto IT related higher education courses in universities across the UK and at CAVC, where we offer a Computing HND. Many students go straight into employment in roles including Web Design and Development, Technician and IT Support.


There are 1.16 million people working in digital businesses in 2014 – which accounted for 3% of the UK workforce. Employment across the digital industry was mainly focused in IT (74%) and further 24% employed in telecommunications (Tech Partnership, 2016).


CAVC IT students have a great reputation for success at national competitions. In 2016 in the Microsoft IT Technician round at the World Skills Wales, CAVC students won all top three prizes. James Gradkowski came first, winning gold, while Jake Huntley and Zoila Garcia Mancebo won silver and bronze respectively.

Take a look at where our IT and Computing courses might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!


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Course options

16-18 year olds

Studying IT at College can be really different to studying IT at school. You will delve further into topics such as networking, software development and even building your own computer! We offer courses at a range of levels and as you progress you have the opportunity to specialise. 


You can study a Higher Education qualification on a part-time basis. You will need some existing qualifications or relevant work experience in this area to undertake the course which is offered at Barry or Cardiff. 

Higher Education

We offer a HND in Computing which covers Computing Systems and Networking Concepts, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Programming, Rich Internet Application Development and more.