Child, 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 Child Health and Social Care

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.

#YourCAVC

All care courses have a big emphasis on work placements to make sure you get the practical experience to develop 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.

#YourIndustry

Currently, there are almost 100,000 people employed in South East Wales. Additionally, the region is 19% above national average for jobs in this sector and is predicted to grow by another 4,000 jobs (4%) by 2024 (EMSI, 2016).

#YourFuture

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 Foundation Degrees in Care Studies and a popular Education, Learning and Development course.
Childcare

Course name Level Start date Location
Preparing to Work in Schools
L1 Part Time 2 March 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Children's Care, Learning & Development (Welsh Medium)
L2 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Children's Care, Learning & Development
L2 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Children's Care, Learning & Development
L3 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Children's Care, Learning & Development - Extended Diploma
L3 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Children's Care Learning & Development (Bilingual)
L3 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies
L5 Full Time 14 September 2020 Barry Campus
Health and Social Care

Course name Level Start date Location
Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years & Childcare
L1 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Health & Social Care - Extended Certificate
L2 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Health & Social Care - Extended Diploma
L3 Full Time 7 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Health & Social Care - National Foundation Diploma
L3 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care Management
L5 Full Time 14 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Foundation Degree in Youth and Social Care
L5 Full Time 14 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Counselling

Course name Level Start date Location
Certificate in Counselling Skills
L2 Part Time 8 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction To Counselling
L2 Part Time 8 January 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Counselling Studies
L3 Part Time 8 September 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
L4 Part Time 8 September 2020 Barry Campus
Access to Nursing

Course name Level Start date Location
Pre Access to Nursing
L2 Part Time 2 November 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Nursing & Midwifery
L3 Full Time 24 February 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff