Why CAVC?

Each year thousands of young people join us after leaving Year 11 to study A Levels, a career-focused course or an apprenticeship.

Here are just a few reasons why…

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Our overall student success rates are among the best in the sector.
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We pride ourselves on offering a high quality experience, and Estyn — Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training, recently rated us Excellent or Good across all inspection areas.
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As one of the biggest colleges in the UK, we also offer a huge range of career focused courses. From Aircraft Engineering to Art and Design, Business to Beauty Therapy, Construction to Catering — there’s so much choice!
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We pride ourselves on offering a high quality experience, and Estyn — Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training, recently rated us Excellent or Good across all inspection areas.

We focus on creating skilled and employable people who stand out from the crowd and progress. All students have exciting experiences that help them develop and get a step ahead, including work placements, live industry briefs, community projects, guest speakers, international trips, national skills competitions and more.

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As the first and only Microsoft Showcase College in Wales, all students have an element of online learning alongside faceto-face teaching on campus, providing a great additional skillset that employers value. Whatever happens, your high-quality education will continue.
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More CAVC Group students than ever before entered national skills competitions — and won! With more medal winners than any other Welsh College.
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Our students have an excellent track record for progressing onto further learning or employment after leaving their course with more than 1,000 going onto university study in the last few years.
We have brilliant teachers with a wealth of expertise and experience, bringing knowledge that provides students with more than just a qualification. They’re also friendly, welcoming and award-winning!

We have amazing facilities to learn in — from science labs to film studios, top class restaurants, salons and spas, and industry standard specialist centres for a range of areas.

And we have award-winning support — offering a wrap-around approach to all students, with teams of specialist staff that help course tutors to provide learning support, wellbeing, and financial support throughout your time at College.
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Learning Support

Our dedicated support teams offer support with additional learning needs, wellbeing and more.
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Financial Support for Further Education

Find out more about financial support available for full-time and part-time Further Education courses.
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Download Course Guides

Discover more about all of our courses by downloading one of our course guides!
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Sport Academies

Cardiff and Vale College offers an inspirational sporting environment which enables students to focus on their chosen sport whilst gaining a quality academic or vocational education.
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Information for parents, carers and guardians

Useful info for parents and guardians