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6 January 2017

Cardiff and Vale College Auto students get wheely good deal with new car from dealers Carbase

Automotive students at Cardiff and Vale College will able to experience working with the latest vehicle technology thanks to the delivery of new car for them to practice their skills on.

The Ford Focus Titanium X TDC1 has been delivered by Weston Super Mare-based Carbase in a special deal that represents great value for CAVC. It will now form a permanent feature in the College’s state of the art Auto Centre on Dumballs Road in Cardiff.

CAVC offers a range of renowned automotive courses and apprenticeships working with light or heavy vehicles, or enabling people to become specialists in body repair or refinishing. The dedicated Auto Centre is fully equipped with the latest industry facilities and custom made equipment, designed to ensure students have a realistic experience of the automotive industry before they embark upon their chosen careers.

“Carbase has provided an excellent service in delivering a vehicle of outstanding value and quality while meeting the needs of the Automotive Department and CAVC,” Auto Lecturer Nik Ions said. “This new addition to our existing and extensive fleet of modern training vehicles will provide a fantastic opportunity for all our learners to gain first-hand experience of the latest technologies in modern vehicles.

“This type of investment is crucial to ensure that as a college we continue to develop the real life skills of our learner community to equip them with cutting knowledge and skills and prepare them for a modern workplace.”

Carbase Sales Executive Neil Manville said: “Cardiff and Vale College are buying sure. Our dealership is part of the RAC BuySure scheme of approved dealers and we are delighted to provide the College’s students with a modern vehicle to help them learn new skills.”