Health & Social Care

About Health and Social Care

Gain the required qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience to start your career in the care sector. There is a need for more people to work in the care sector and there are lots of opportunities for those with the right skills and qualifications to have successful careers and make a real difference by supporting others.
From social work to youth work, care homes to hospitals and many other settings, you’ll learn about and experience the careers available. On all courses you’ll be taught by industry experienced teachers and undertake work placements with employers as part of the course, to grow your practical experience and help to find the career you want.

Your CAVC

All courses involve meaningful work placements in health and social care settings. These develop valuable skills and practical experience for your starting your career. CAVC offers the Royal College of Nursing Prince of Wales Nursing Cadets Scheme, preparing young people for careers in nursing with further practical work experience to support their future. Our teachers are also qualified and experienced in the care sector.

Your Industry

Currently, there are almost 103,500 people employed within this sector in the Cardiff Capital Region, with employment numbers expected to reach 105,000 by 2027 (Lightcast 2022). Projections also indicate that around 20,000 more employees will be needed over the next 10 years. (Social Care Wales 2018).

Your Future

Many health and social care students progress directly into employment in a wide range of roles and settings including community care, care homes and work in hospitals. Some Level 3 students progress onto university to study subjects including Social Work, Youth and Community Care.
Health course (full time)

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Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years & Childcare L1 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Extended Health & Social Care L2 Full Time 9 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Health & Social Care L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Principles of Youth Work L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Working in Health & Social Care L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 East Cardiff Campus
Access to Health Sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Health Care) L3 Full Time 3 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Nursing & Midwifery L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Access to Social Work L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 East Cardiff Campus
Health & Social Care L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Foundation Degree in Psychology L5 Full Time 10 September 2024 Barry Campus
Health courses (part time)

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Safeguarding for Young People L1 Part Time 29 October 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Pre Access to Care L2 Part Time 9 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Pre Access to Nursing, Social Work and Primary Education L2 Part Time 9 September 2024 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Access to Health Sciences L3 Part Time 3 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Health Sciences L3 Part Time 10 September 2024 Barry Campus
Access to Nursing & Midwifery L3 Part Time 9 September 2024 13 September 2024 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Counselling

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Counselling Taster L1 Part Time 15 April 2024 18 April 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff Llanrumney Hall
Introduction To Counselling L1 Part Time 9 April 2024 11 April 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Counselling Skills L2 Part Time 10 September 2024 11 September 2024 12 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Counselling Studies L3 Part Time 11 September 2024 12 September 2024 13 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling L4 Part Time 11 September 2024 Barry Campus