At Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is a top priority.
Due to the Coronavirus [COVID-19] outbreak, all of our campuses are currently closed.
We are now online! Our staff are working, teaching and supporting our learners to continue their studies, develop skills and progress successfully onto their next steps; applications are still open to potential learners and work with our stakeholders continues remotely.
Your learning will be continuing online, and we're more committed than ever to ensuring you continue your journey with CAVC.
A Quick Guide for Learners provides you with key information that will support you in this new way of learning. From setting up a place to learn, staying safe online and how to keep in contact with you tutor to a plan of what your week should look like.
Visit the Student Portal for further detail and resources and to access links to all our usual support teams who are all working online and available to you.
Visit the dedicated WE ARE ONLINE page on the Staff Portal for information, guides and downloads that will support you to work remotely.
Message from Kay Martin, Principal of Cardiff and Vale College.
I can confirm today that Cardiff and Vale College will stop all face to face teaching by the end of the day on Friday 20th March. From Monday 23rd March we will be learning, working, supporting and progressing online with no learners to come to any college campus. Our fantastic team of staff are working hard to ensure that all learning can continue online and that the transition is made as smoothly as possible.
So, usual term-time continues with learning taking place up until the scheduled Easter break (6th-17th April). Please take your time off over that period as you usually would and we will restart your learning again on Monday 20th April. I appreciate that life may look different for you over the coming weeks, you may have other commitments to consider, or spells of time when you’re unable to take part in learning. Please just let us know of your circumstances and we will work with you to support you and your studies during this period.
Over the coming days we will be in touch with you via Course Tutors and online to get you all up and running.
Guidance will be coming out shortly about how this will all work in practice. As a college, we are used to online learning so please be reassured that we are committed to keeping you on track; however I appreciate this might be different for you so we will guide you through it. There is dedicated support in place via email, phone and online with platforms such as Moodle, the Student Portal and Microsoft Teams so there is no need for you to worry. Our staff will be working, supporting you and helping you to progress in your studies.
We have an extensive support network in place across the College and we will be working to ensure you continue to receive any support that you need going forward whether it be financial, personal, your wellbeing, or support for an additional learning need as an example of just a few,
We may not see you in person for a while but we are here for you online.
Please look after yourselves and your loved ones, and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Keep up to date
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).
For information about Coronavirus, its symptoms and protecting yourself, please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Advice on Coronavirus, the current situation in the UK and advice for travellers to and from countries can be found on the UK Government’s Department for Health and Social Care website
Advice on overseas travel can be found on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website
Wales specific advice can be found on the Public Health Wales website