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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Introduction to Forest Schools L1 Part Time 11 January 2023 16 January 2023 11 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff Llanrumney Hall
Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years & Childcare L1 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Assisting at Forest Schools L2 Part Time 11 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff Llanrumney Hall
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 East Cardiff Campus
Foundation Degree in Youth and Social Care L5 Full Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Health course (full time)

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Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years & Childcare L1 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Health & Social Care L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Health Sciences L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Nursing & Midwifery L3 Full Time 9 January 2023 17 January 2023 4 September 2023 16 January 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Access to Social Work L3 Full Time 9 January 2023 4 September 2023 5 February 2024 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Health & Social Care L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate of Higher Education Substance Misuse L4 Full Time 11 September 2023 Barry Campus
Foundation Degree in Psychology L5 Full Time 1 August 2023 Barry Campus
Foundation Degree in Youth and Social Care L5 Full Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Health courses (part time)

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Health and Social Care: Core (PLA) L2 Part Time Contact us for dates Community Location
Pre Access to Nursing L2 Part Time 11 September 2023 12 September 2023 14 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Access to Health Sciences L3 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Health Sciences L3 Part Time 11 September 2023 Barry Campus
Counselling

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Counselling Taster L1 Part Time 9 January 2023 18 September 2023 6 November 2023 8 January 2024 15 April 2024 Cardiff West Community High School City Centre Campus, Cardiff Llanrumney Hall
Certificate in Counselling Skills L2 Part Time 12 September 2023 13 September 2023 14 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction To Counselling L2 Part Time 10 January 2023 11 January 2023 28 March 2023 29 March 2023 26 September 2023 27 September 2023 9 January 2024 10 January 2024 26 March 2024 27 March 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Counselling Studies L3 Part Time 12 September 2023 13 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling L4 Part Time 12 September 2023 Barry Campus