Spanish - AS

L3 Level 3
Part Time
1 September 2020 — 18 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.

About this course

The Spanish AS programme is a one-year course of study and is suitable for students wishing to further their existing knowledge of Spanish, developing all four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. Based at out City Centre campus in Cardiff, this course will provide an insight into the cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries, as well as providing opportunities for students to explore contemporary issues. In addition, learners will have access to a range of multi-media and IT resources, and there will be a chance to develop oral skills with native Spanish speakers.

What you will study

This course comprises of the following topic areas:

  • Leisure and Lifestyles

This includes: travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living (health and nutrition, diet and exercise), unhealthy living (drugs, AIDS, smoking, alcohol etc).

  • The Individual and Society

This includes: relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashion and trends etc), education, vocational training and future careers.

This programme is assessed by examination covering the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Students will sit two exams - SN1 (oral) and SN2 (listening, reading and writing).

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £60.00

Course Fee: £460.00

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A* - C to include English and Spanish (Spanish preferably at Grade B or higher). Mature learners without these qualifications may be accepted after an interview with the subject tutor.

Course times

17:45 - 20:45 Wednesday    

Teaching and assessment

  • Two exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

1 September 2020

End date

18 June 2021

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



WJEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Spanish


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