Careers and Ideas

At Cardiff and Vale College we want to equip you with the knowledge and skills that will take you into your dream career. We will help you to develop inventiveness, creativity and business confidence and we will support you by nurturing your ambition, innovation and entrepreneurial mind-set.

Take part in a huge range of activities outside your course – including clubs, visiting guest speakers, competitions, trips and more. We offer unique opportunities for you to become more entrepreneurial and employable – with competitions in College, throughout the UK and even across the pond in NYC. We also run a huge range of clubs and activities from debate club or drama, to sign language and Welsh. You can get involved in a range of sports, from running club and 5-a-side tournaments to fitness classes and even playing for our College teams. You will also benefit from Careers Advice and Guidance, support with your CV, progression and university applications from our dedicated team.

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We are here to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Be inspired by others, learn about business, develop your ideas and we can help you take the first step to being your own boss.

We are supported by the Welsh Government Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy which aims to provide all learners with an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

At our City Centre Campus we have a space for you to come and talk to us about your business ideas. It’s called the Ideas Centre; here we offer a package of support providing students with start-up advice, mentoring, workshops, desk space and more. 

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Enrichment gives you the chance to have fun whilst you learn. You can take part in lots of different activities such as debate club, code club, dance, outdoor activities and much more.

We also organise lots of different events which not only develop your employability skills but also introduce you to leading industry experts.

Students can also access dedicated support to set up a club, society or project. In previous years students have led Welsh, British Sign Language and Code Clubs.

Employability: the ability to gain employment

CAVC Employability & Progression Officers (EPO) will support you to gain the essential skills to gain employment. 

The EPO team will:

  • Support you to secure work experience e.g work placement, industry visits, industry challenges, employer led workshops and other work related activities.
  • Support you to gain employability skills.
  • Support will be offered on a 1:1 basis and by class/group visits.


Owzat! Cardiff and Vale College joins with Glamorgan County CC to launch Education and Cricket Academy

Cardiff and Vale College has decided to expand its boundaries when it comes to its portfolio of Sport Academies and become an all-rounder, teaming up with Glamorgan Cricket to launch a new Education and Cricket Academy.
15 Nov 2019


One Size Fits All - Cardiff and Vale College Fashion students work backstage with Gok Wan

Level 3 Fashion students from Cardiff and Vale College recently had the opportunity to work with fashion consultant, author and TV presenter Gok Wan on his recent show in Cardiff.
14 Nov 2019


Cardiff and Vale College Netball Academy students selected for superleague and Wales

Cardiff and Vale College’s Netball Academy has hit the ground running in its third year, with players being selected for Wales, Cardiff and Vale County and for Netball Superleague team the Celtic Dragons.
31 Oct 2019

If you would like more information, get in touch!

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