At Cardiff and Vale College we are committed to supporting you throughout your time at College.
Your Course Tutor works with you throughout your course to help ensure your time at College is enjoyable and successful. We also have a large team of specialist support staff called ‘Student Services’. This team of people are the first point of contact for anything from financial support to careers advice. We also have a dedicated learning support team that supports any student with a disability and/or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. The team can also provide in-class support for Welsh first-language speakers with terminology and completing assignments in Welsh.
Want to improve your Welsh while at College? We are a College that is proud to be Welsh and offers learning opportunities to all levels.
Right from the first day in Cardiff and Vale College, a student is introduced to the many ways in which he or she can be helped through College. There is an excellent induction programme to make the student feel at home in College. This covers information from Student Services on the help available: financial support, EMA, bus passes, personal support and learning support. The new students spend time with their personal tutor while they settle into college and find their way about.
There is an introduction to our modern Learning and Skills Centres and their state-of-the-art facilities. Students meet the staff of the Study Centre to learn how they can get one-to-one support to help them pass their course.
Tutorials and more help
Students also have a tutorial session, usually two hours long, with their personal tutor every week. In their tutorial session they can talk about any personal or course-related issues, review their targets, and follow a programme of interesting learning activities to help them achieve the Ten Entitlements as well as develop their personal skills. Students who wish to move on to University will also receive excellent help to complete their UCAS application.
At the beginning of any course, students have a probationary period of four to six weeks intended to ensure that learners are on the right programme and are suitable for a College course.