Cardiff and Vale College makes it to the final five in PQ Magazine Awards

2 May 2023

Cardiff and Vale College was the only Further Education college to be shortlisted in the PQ Magazine Awards in the Public College of the Year category for the quality of its accountancy provision.

PQ Magazine is the leading publication for part qualified accountants, and the shortlisting reflects CAVC's quality delivery of AAT accountancy courses, including a partnership with online learning provider Mindful UK. Mindful won Accountancy Team of the Year at the awards.

The College has been delivering AAT courses since 1990, and every year sees 60+ students gaining their qualifications. CACV offers accounting and bookkeeping qualifications from Levels 1 to 4 to students from all backgrounds each year, including a small cohort from CAVC’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

In 2018, Accounting Lecturer Mike Webster won an AAT Lifetime Achievement Award.

Studying AAT either full or part-time at CAVC can enable people to qualify as an accountant as an alternative to going to university. Former students have gone on to work in industry or practice with many progressing on to higher level qualifications from some of the world's leading accountancy bodies: ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW's. Some former learners even go on to set up their own practices.

Cardiff and Vale College Principal Sharon James said: “Congratulations to the AAT Accounting team for this amazing achievement! To be shortlisted for Public College of the Year is impressive enough, but to be the only college going up against four major universities truly showcases the quality of provision that they offer to our learners.”