Childcare, Health and Social Care

All of our 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.

About Childcare, Health and Social Care

Our 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. You will spend time in valuable work placements in different care settings related to your chosen course – such as nurseries or care homes. Your time at college focuses on developing your knowledge in relevant topics such as children’s learning and development, safeguarding, anatomy and physiology and equality – taught by staff who are industry professionals.

Your CAVC

All care courses have a big emphasis on work placements – to make sure you get the practical experience that develops your employability, CV and career prospects. Our Employability team works hard to find the best range of settings for student placements including nurseries, schools and a wide choice of NHS settings.

Your Industry

Currently, there are almost 108,000 people employed within this sector in the Cardiff Capital Region, with employment numbers expected to reach 111,000 by 2025 (EMSI 2019). Projections also indicate that around 20,000 more employees will be needed over the next 10 years. (Social Care Wales 2018)

Your Future

Many students progress into employment in their chosen field after completing their course. This includes roles in nurseries, childcare centres, care homes and youth work. Many Level 3 students go on to university courses including Child Development, Youth and Community Care, Nursing, Social Care and Teaching. You can also study a university course at CAVC, with a Foundation Degree in Youth and Social Care and a popular Education, Learning and Development course.
Childcare

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Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development (Welsh Medium)
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development (Bilingual)
L3 Full Time 31 August 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development
L3 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Preparing for Leadership and Management of Childen's Care, Play Learning and Development
L4 Part Time 11 January 2021 Barry Campus
Foundation Degree in Healthcare Play Specialism
L5 Part Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Health, Social Care & Sign Language

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Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years & Childcare
L1 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Health & Social Care
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Sign Language
L2 Part Time 3 February 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Health & Social Care
L3 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care Management
L5 Full Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Foundation Degree in Youth and Social Care
L5 Full Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction to Sign Language
EL3 Part Time 11 January 2021 19 April 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Counselling

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Certificate in Counselling Skills
L2 Part Time 7 September 2021 8 September 2021 9 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction To Counselling
L2 Part Time 6 January 2021 7 January 2021 18 March 2021 19 March 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Counselling Studies
L3 Part Time 7 September 2021 8 September 2021 9 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
L4 Part Time 7 September 2021 Barry Campus
Access to Nursing

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Pre Access to Nursing
L2 Part Time 13 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Nursing & Midwifery
L3 Full Time 12 January 2021 23 February 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Nursing & Midwifery
L3 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus