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

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 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
IT - Extended Certificate
L2 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing with Cyber Security
Only 1 places left
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Computing with Games Development & Coding
Only 1 places left
L3 Full Time 6 September 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Esports - Extended Certificate
L3 Full Time 28 September 2021 Cardiff International Sports Campus
HND in Computing
L5 Part Time 13 September 2021 Barry Campus
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security
Only 4 places left
L6 Full Time 13 September 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Short Courses

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Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate SS (PLA)
L1 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
C++ Programming (PLA)
L2 Part Time 1 November 2021 Online
Database with SQL (PLA)
L2 Part Time 28 September 2021 25 January 2022 3 May 2022 Online
Hacking techniques and their defences
L2 Part Time 30 October 2021 30 July 2022 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction to C++ coding
L2 Part Time 25 October 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Introduction to Python coding
L2 Part Time 28 October 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Python Programming (PLA)
L2 Part Time 4 October 2021 14 March 2022 Online
Website Development (PLA)
L2 Part Time 15 November 2021 9 May 2022 Online
CompTia Security + (PLA)
L3 Part Time 3 November 2021 Online
HNC Unit - Database Design & Development (PLA)
L4 Part Time 4 October 2021 Online
HNC Unit - Networking (PLA)
L4 Part Time 7 February 2022 Online
HNC Unit - Website Design & Development (PLA)
L4 Part Time 29 November 2021 Online
Professional Courses

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Introduction to Cyber Security (PLA)
L2 Part Time 16 March 2022 29 June 2022 Online
Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (PLA)
L2 Part Time 24 September 2021 17 January 2022 Online
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 (PLA)
L2 Part Time 21 September 2021 28 January 2022 Online
Microsoft Dynamic 365 Fundamentals MB-901 (PLA)
L2 Part Time 17 November 2021 Online
Microsoft Technical Associate HTML Application Development Fundamentals 98-375 (PLA)
L2 Part Time 11 January 2022 Online
Microsoft Technical Associate Mobility and Device Fundamentals (PLA)
L2 Part Time 23 September 2021 Online
Microsoft Technical Associate Security Fundamentals (PLA)
L2 Part Time 19 November 2021 Online
Microsoft Technical Associate Software Development Fundamentals (PLA)
L2 Part Time 27 September 2021 Online
Microsoft Technical Associate Windows Server Administration Concepts Fundamentals (PLA)
L2 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
Power Platforms Fundamentals (PLA)
L2 Part Time 25 November 2021 Online
Website Development (PLA)
L2 Part Time 15 November 2021 9 May 2022 Online
Microsoft Azure Administrator (PLA)
L3 Part Time 11 October 2021 Online
Microsoft Certified Associate Managing Microsoft Teams (PLA)
L3 Part Time 17 January 2022 Online
Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Expert (PLA)
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
Microsoft Office Specialist Access Expert (PLA)
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Expert (PLA)
L3 Part Time Contact us for dates Online
HNC Unit - Database Design & Development (PLA)
L4 Part Time 4 October 2021 Online
HNC Unit - Networking (PLA)
L4 Part Time 7 February 2022 Online
HNC Unit - Website Design & Development (PLA)
L4 Part Time 29 November 2021 Online