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What is a Foundation Degree?

Foundation Degrees integrate academic and work-based learning through collaboration between employers and programme providers. They are intended to equip you with skills and knowledge relevant to industry. Foundation Degrees provide a self-standing qualification but also offer progression opportunities for further study. Usually studied over two years, full-time (approx. three years part-time) successful students have the opportunity to ’top-up’ to a full degree with our partner universities.

What is a HNC/HND?

If you are looking for a work-related qualification that will advance your career, give you practical skills and may lead on to higher study, our HNC and HND courses are a great study option. Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are industry-related qualifications that are highly valued by employers. HNCs and HNDs combine academic and hands-on practical and vocational learning that will develop the skills you need for the workplace.

What is a Degree course BA (Hons) and BEng (Hons)?

Cardiff and Vale College offers some exciting full degree courses. These are delivered in partnership with a number of universities and equip you with a full degree qualification in your area of interest.

What is a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE)/ Professional Certificate in Education (ProfCE)?

In partnership with the University of South Wales, CAVC offers both these qualifications in Post-compulsory Education and Training to enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification to teach in the post-compulsory sector.