Coronavirus & Information for those applying for September

If you’ve applied to Cardiff and Vale College or are planning to apply and are wondering what will happen now in light of the current situation, we would like to offer you some reassurance. We are processing applications as normal and will be with you online every step of the way on your journey to becoming a CAVC learner. We are committed to ensuring this situation and the cancellation of exams does not impact unfairly on your future and we look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff and Vale College in September.

Full time, AS/A Level or Vocational Courses

I’ve applied for a full time, AS/A Level or Vocational Course and the College has sent me an offer, what happens now?

If you’re currently holding an offer of a place on a course with us that is conditional on grades please don’t panic. You will be contacted by our Student Services Team by email/letter to let you know that your offer has been changed to an unconditional offer based on your predicted grades. This means your place at College is safe and we will have a place for you here in September. 

I’ve applied for a full time, AS/A Level or Vocational Course, do I still need to attend an interview?

We will be conducting all interviews remotely wherever possible, either over the phone or via video-conferencing, you will be contacted about this should you be required to undertake a remote interview. You will no longer need to physically attend any interviews or applicant days you may have been invited to as part of your offer as all our campuses are now closed until we are advised by the government that it is safe to reopen. This will not affect your place.

How do I enrol for my full time, AS/A Level or Vocational Course?

Our Student Services Team will be in touch about how and when you will need to enrol on your course. We are exploring ways to enable this to take place online wherever possible. 

I’ve applied for a full time, AS/A Level or Vocational course but I’ve not heard anything yet, what’s happening to my application?

We are processing applications as normal and our Student Services Team will be in touch with you directly to discuss your application and the next step. Depending on the course you’ve applied for this may include a call or online chat with one of our tutors for the course. Rest assured we are committed to working with you to look at your predicted grades and other information to help place you on the right course for you. If you have any questions at all about the status of your application please contact our friendly team who will be happy to advise: studentservices@cavc.ac.uk, tel: 02920 250250

I want to apply for a course, are you still accepting applications?

We are accepting applications online as normal and are processing applications as normal. On receiving your application, our Student Services Team will be in touch with you directly to discuss your application and the next step.

How can I prepare for College?

CAVC will be in touch with you over the coming weeks via email and other channels to provide you with advice, guidance, information and preparation for College. Depending on the course you’ve applied for, this may include some light reading, activities, videos and tasks to get you prepared and help you look forward to starting your course in September. 

Where can I go for advice about courses/my application?

Our friendly and dedicated Student Services team is on hand to answer any queries you may have and we appreciate this is an unsettling time for all. If you have any queries not answered in the FAQs in this section, please contact us on 02920 250 250 or email studentservices@cavc.ac.uk

Higher Education (University Level) courses

I’ve applied for a Higher Education (University Level) course and the College has sent me a Conditional offer, what happens now?

If you’re currently holding an offer that is conditional on UCAS points from either A Level, BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Access grades, please don’t panic. With examinations cancelled this year, where necessary qualification grades will be awarded via teacher assessment based on work completed prior to the lockdown. These grades will be published at the normal time, which this year is 13th August 2020 and in the usual way. Like any other year if your grades meet the conditions of your offer, we will confirm your place on the course.

I’ve applied for a full time, AS/A Level or Vocational Course, do I still need to attend an interview?

We will be conducting all interviews remotely wherever possible, either via phone or video-conferencing, you will be contacted about this should you be required to undertake a remote interview. You will no longer need to physically attend any interviews or applicant days you may have been invited to as part of your offer as all our campuses are now closed until we are advised by the government that it is safe to reopen. This will not affect your place. 

How do I enrol for my Higher Education (University Level) course?

Our Student Services Team will be in touch about how and when you will need to enrol on your course. We are exploring ways to enable this to take place online wherever possible. 

I’ve applied for a HE (University Level) course but I’ve not heard anything yet?

We are processing applications for Higher Education (university level courses) as normal. Depending on the course you’ve applied for this may include an online call or chat with one of our tutors for the course. Our Student Services team will be in touch if this is required. In terms of decisions, if you have applied through UCAS we will be working with our University partners to update TRACK as appropriate. If you’ve applied online via the college website, our Student Services Team will be in touch with you directly and will communicate any next steps. If you have any questions at all about the status of your application please contact our friendly team who will be happy to advise: studentservices@cavc.ac.uk, tel: 02920 250250

I want to apply for a HE course, are you still accepting applications?

We are accepting applications as normal either through UCAS or directly via our website. We are processing these as usual which, depending on the course you’ve applied for, may include an online call or chat with one of our tutors. Our Student Services team will be in touch if this is required. Rest assured we are committed to working with you to look at your predicted grades and other information to help place you on the right course for you. 

Part time courses

I’ve applied for a part-time course starting in or after September 2020 and have received an offer of a place, what happens to my offer now?

If you’re currently holding an offer of a place on a course with us that is conditional on grades please don’t panic. You will be contacted by our Student Services Team by email/letter to advise you on the next step. This means your place at College is safe and we will have a place for you here in September. 

I’ve applied for a part-time course starting in or after September 2020, do I still need to attend my interview?

You will no longer need to attend any interviews or applicant days you may have been invited to as part of your offer as all our campuses are now closed until we are advised by the government that it is safe to reopen. This will not affect your place. 

How do I enrol for a part-time course starting in or after September 2020?

Our Student Services Team will be in touch about how and when you will need to enrol on your course. We are exploring ways to enable this to take place online wherever possible.

I’ve applied for a part-time course but I’ve not heard anything yet or I want to apply for a course what should I do?

We are processing applications as normal and our Student Services Team will be in touch with you directly to discuss your application and the next step. Depending on the course you’ve applied for this may include an online call or chat with one of our tutors for the course. Rest assured we are committed to working with you to help place you on the right course for you. 

I’m due to start a part-time course before September 2020, what will happen now?

If you are holding an offer of a place on a part-time course starting before September 2020 you will be contacted by the College and depending on your original start date you may be offered to defer your place to a later start-date in light of the current situation and campus closures. If you have any queries regarding courses starting before September 2020 please contact our Student Services team on 02920 250 250 or email studentservices@cavc.ac.uk

I would like help to apply for CAVC, who can I contact to help me?

For general help and support with applying contact studentservices@cavc.ac.uk or call 02920 250 250 
For specialist ALN help and support with applying please contact ALN@cavc.ac.uk