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.

Award-winning programmes

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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 4 September 2023 Barry Campus
Esports - Diploma L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IT - Extended Certificate L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Applied Computing L3 Full Time Part Time 4 September 2023 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing with Cyber Security L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing with Games Development & Coding L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Esports - Extended Certificate L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND in Computing L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 Barry Campus
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security L6 Full Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

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C++ Programming (PLA) L2 Part Time 16 March 2023 Online
Database with SQL (PLA) L2 Part Time 26 January 2023 4 May 2023 Online
Hacking techniques and their defences L2 Part Time 22 February 2023 21 February 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction to C++ coding L2 Part Time 30 October 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction to Python coding L2 Part Time 1 November 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Python Programming (PLA) L2 Part Time 20 March 2023 Online
Website Development (PLA) L2 Part Time 1 February 2023 3 May 2023 Online
Intermediate word L1 Part Time Contact us for dates City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Professional Courses

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Introduction to Cyber Security (PLA) L2 Part Time 7 March 2023 6 June 2023 Online
Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (PLA) L2 Part Time 24 January 2023 Online
Website Development (PLA) L2 Part Time 1 February 2023 3 May 2023 Online
Java Programming (PLA) L4 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
Diploma in Web Application Development (PLA) L5 Part Time Contact us for dates Online