Computing and IT

IT skills are hugely valuable for employers in all sectors. Develop your knowledge and skills in IT and Computing and open doors to a wide range of careers.

About Computing and IT

Developing your knowledge and skills in Computing and IT will open doors to a huge range of careers. These courses help you to grow your knowledge and skills working with different technologies, configuring hardware and software and problem solving. You will learn in dedicated IT suites and have the opportunity to put theory into practice, working on live briefs from employers or competing in skills competitions.

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Your CAVC

CAVC computing students have an exceptional reputation for success at national skills competitions winning medals at the Skills Competition Wales and WorldSkills finals! All students get to put learning in practice, including exciting challenges, projects and live briefs set by employers – including cyber challenges or developing websites. All things that help you stand out from the crowd and progress.

Your Industry

The Digital and Enabling Technology industry is a key sector for the Welsh Economy, directly employing 40,000 people and contributing £8.5bn to the Welsh Economy (RSP 2020). The Cardiff Capital Region has a thriving digital cluster with projections of 6,000 additional jobs by 2025, amounting to 28% growth (EMSI 2019). According to Tech Nation (2020) data; the average salary in Cardiff for the digital tech field is £37,500.

Your Future

Computing and IT students progress and have a great track record for securing employment. Many Level 3 students progress to universities across the UK and higher apprenticeships. Some also choose to study higher education courses at CAVC. With computing skills highly valued by employers, many students also progress straight into employment in roles including Web Design, IT Technician and IT Support.
IT and Computing Courses

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IT Users L1 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus
Esports L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IT L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Applied Computing (Information & Computer Systems, Software Development & Computer Design) L3 Full Time 3 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing with Cyber Security L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing with Games Development & Coding L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Esports L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Computing L5 Part Time 10 September 2024 Barry Campus
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security L6 Full Time 10 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Professional Courses

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Introduction to Cyber Security (PLA) L2 Part Time 17 June 2024 Online
CCNA Training (Cisco Certified Network Associate) (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA A+® Certification (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner + (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA Cloud + (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA) + (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA CySA+ Certification (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA Network + (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA Security + (PLA) - Intensive 4 days L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
CompTIA Server + (PLA) L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
Cybersecurity in Business Bootcamp L3 Part Time 4 June 2024 Community Location
Digital Skills for Business Bootcamp L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Community Location
Diploma in Web Application Development (PLA) L5 Part Time Contact us for dates Online