Already Studying HE @ CAVC?

If you are already studying at Higher Education with us at Cardiff & Vale College, you have access to all of our resources at Careers & Ideas;

  • Employability Fairs
  • Job-hunting Guidance
  • CV Writing
  • Mock Interview Support
  • Progression Guidance/Signposting
  • And much more!

Get in touch with us at for any queries or questions, and we’d be happy to support.

Study with Us

For more information on the HE courses we run, check out our online prospectus below.

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Why Study Higher Education @ CAVC?

We have excellent attainment, with 98% of HE Learners completing their course and successfully achieving their qualifications.

A key feature of our university programmes is the exceptional support we provide for students. We are passionate about providing dedicated and bespoke support services to help you make the most of your time at CAVC and to maximise your potential.

Specialist lecturers who are fully engaged with their industries and the latest trends and developments. Career-focused courses to boost your chances of securing your ideal career.

World-class facilities and dedicated industry standard training centres across Cardiff and the Vale; including our £45m City Centre Campus (with dedicated HE Centre), ICAT (our Aeronautical Engineering Centre based at Cardiff Airport), CISC (Leckwith Sports Centre), and Barry campus

  • Foundation Degrees
    Foundation Degrees integrate academic and work based learning through collaboration between employers and programme providers. They are intended to equip you with skills and knowledge relevant to industry. Foundation Degrees provide a self-standing qualification but also offer progression opportunities for further study. Usually studied over two years, full-time (approx. three years part-time), successful students have the opportunity to “top-up” to a full degree with our partner universities.
  • HNCs/HNDs
    If you are looking for a work-related qualification which will advance your career, give you practical skills and which may lead on to higher study, our HNC and HND courses are a great study option. Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are industry-related qualifications which are highly valued by employers. HNCs and HNDs combine academic and hands-on practical and vocational learning which will develop the skills you need for the workplace.
  • Degree Courses BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons)
    Cardiff and Vale College offers some exciting full degree courses. These are delivered in partnership with a number of universities and equip you with a full degree qualification in your area of interest.
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE)/ Professional Certificate in Education (ProfCE)
    In partnership with the University of South Wales, CAVC offers both these qualifications in Post-compulsory Education and Training to enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification to teach in the post-compulsory sector.

Need Application Support?

Our Careers Coaches are here to support you in your university applications, from deciding what to apply for, writing your personal statement and submitting your application on the UCAS system.

Graduate Employment

Our Aspire team can provide support and guidance once you’re on your way to graduating – postgraduate apprenticeships, entry level graduate jobs or even starting your own business.

Check out the amazing work the Aspire team do at the link below.

Aspire @ CAVC