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COVID-19 Guidance

At Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority.  

Due to the Coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic, all campuses are currently closed to the general public, reopening for staff and students only from September 2020. 

You can still expect the same high-quality learning experience and friendly atmosphere at all CAVC sites. As you’ll have experienced in shops and other public places, some things are a little different on campus and there are clear guidelines to help us keep everyone in our CAVC family safe and well.   

We are here for you online to answer any questions you have about applying for a course, enrolling or starting your course. 

Contact us:
Chat online now: Just click the floating live chat icon

Alternatively you can:
Email: info@cavc.ac.uk
Call: 02920 250 250 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Cardiff and Vale College be open for me to start my course in September 2020?

We will be open and courses that are due to start in September 2020 will do so.  

At Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority. We are currently finalising plans to ensure we provide the safest and best learning experience for all new and returning students from September 2020.  

You can still expect the same high-quality learning experience and friendly atmosphere at all CAVC sites. As you’ll have experienced in shops and other public places, some things are a little different on campus. There are clear guidelines we will give you that you need to follow each day to help us keep everyone in our CAVC family safe and well.  

Everyone does an element of online learning and self-study at home as part of their course too. In your first weeks we will make sure you’re all set up and know how to do this. If Government guidelines change and we enter a period of lockdown or if you have to self-isolate at any point, we will move all your learning online and can ensure it continues in a consistent and high-quality way.  

We will be emailing out induction timetables to all enrolled students before the start of term. During induction you will then receive your timetable for the rest of your course including time on campus, online and self-study.

Will I be taught on campus when I start my course in September 2020?

All CAVC sites will be open and all full-time students due to start in September 2020 will be taught on campus. 

At Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority. We are currently finalising plans to ensure we provide the safest and best learning experience for all new and returning students from September 2020.  

You can still expect the same high-quality learning experience and friendly atmosphere at all CAVC sites. As you’ll have experienced in shops and other public places, some things are a little different on campus. There are clear guidelines we will give you that you need to follow each day to help us keep everyone in our CAVC family safe and well.

Everyone does an element of online learning and self-study at home as part of their course too. In the first weeks we will make sure you’re all set up and know how to do this. If Government guidelines change and we enter a period of lockdown or if you have to self-isolate at any point, we will move all your learning online and can ensure it continues in a consistent and high-quality way.  

We will be emailing out induction timetables to all enrolled students before the start of term. During induction you will then receive your timetable for the rest of your course including time on campus, online and self-study.

Some part-time courses will continue to be online only to provide flexibility and allow you to fit learning in around work, family or other commitments.  

Can I still apply for a course at the college starting in September 2020?

Yes. We still have places on many courses across the college. Find a course on the website and click on the pink ‘Apply now’ button.
Once you’ve applied we then contact you to have a chat and check the course you have applied for is right for you. We will talk about what you want to do in the future and the qualifications or experience you have. 

If the course is right for you we will then confirm your place on a course at Cardiff and Vale College and send you an email to enrol. 

If after talking to us another course seems better for you, we can discuss this with you and offer a place on a different course instead. 

We are here for you online and available to chat with Monday – Friday every week. 

Contact us:

Chat online: Go to our website and click the ‘Chat’ icon

Email:info@cavc.ac.uk

Call: 02920 250 250

I have an offer of a place on a course for September. When and how do I enrol?

Congratulations on your offer of a place at Cardiff and Vale College! 

You will have been sent an email from studentservices@cavc.ac.uk to enrol online. Check your emails regularly, including your junk/ spam mail in case anything we send you goes into this. 

Remember, places on courses are allocated on a first come first served basis at enrolment and popular courses can become full, so once you have received your email from us inviting you to enrol, enrol as soon as you are able to.  

If you have any questions about your offer, if you are unable to pay online or would like help to enrol, please get in touch. We are here for you online and available to chat with Monday – Friday every week. 

Contact us:

Chat online: Go to our website and click the ‘Chat’ icon

Email: studentservices@cavc.ac.uk

Call: 02920 250 250

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Government & NHS Guidance

We are encouraging all staff, students and visitors to keep up to date on the most recent advice and guidance relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19).