IT and Computing

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 IT and Computing

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. On our IT and Computing courses and Apprenticeship programmes you develop your work-related skills including working with different technologies, configuring hardware and software and problem solving.

You will learn in our dedicated IT suites, including our Cyber Security Lab. You will also have the opportunity to take part in live briefs set by industry, for example developing websites for real businesses. Our IT students also compete in national skills competitions including the WorldSkills Microsoft challenge – and have a track record of great success. These opportunities help you to develop your CV and stand out from the crowd.

Your CAVC

CAVC IT students have a great reputation for success at national skills competitions winning medals at the Skills Competition Wales final! Students also have a great track record for securing employment after completing their course.

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 data 2020, The average salary in Cardiff for the digital tech field is £37,500.

Your Future

Many Level 3 students progress on to IT related higher education courses in universities across the UK and at CAVC, where we offer a Computing HND and BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security. Many students go straight into employment in roles including Web Design and Development, Technician and IT Support.
IT and Computing Courses

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IT Users - Diploma
L1 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IT - Extended Certificate
L2 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing - National Foundation Diploma
L3 Full Time 31 August 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing with Cyber Security - Extended Diploma
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Computing
L5 Part Time 13 September 2021 Barry Campus
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security
L6 Full Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

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Digital Collaboration (Effective remote working)
L1 Part Time 16 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction to Databases with SQL
L1 Part Time 15 January 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Advanced Database with SQL
L2 Part Time 13 May 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Being Safe online
L2 Part Time 16 January 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
C++ Programming
L2 Part Time 11 January 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Python Programming
L2 Part Time 14 January 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
CompTia Cloud +
L3 Part Time 14 January 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
CompTia Security +
L3 Part Time 13 January 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Professional Courses

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Microsoft Office Core Excel
L2 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Microsoft Office Core Outlook
L2 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Microsoft Office Core Powerpoint
L2 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Microsoft Office Core Word
L2 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff