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Our News

17 August 2012

Cardiff and Vale College’s latest exciting new development well on the way to open in September

Work is well under way to complete Cardiff and Vale College’s latest exciting new site in the heart of Cardiff which is set to open in September.

The new site, close to Cardiff Central Station, will offer a range of courses to an additional 300 16 to 18-year-olds in engineering, construction and the green industries. The 2,400m2 site, which is near to the existing Cardiff Construction Training Centre (CCTC) on Dumballs Road, will house existing courses and some courses that the College will offer for the first time.

Dumballs Road 2 features six workshops, a series of bays for additional practical work and five classrooms plus catering facilities, a common room and a Learning and Skills centre for students. CAVC Principal and Chief Executive Mike James will also be based at the site.

When Dumballs Road 2 opens in September it will offer courses in brickwork, carpentry, electrical installation, heating and ventilation, painting and

decorating, plastering and tiling and refrigeration and air conditioning. Plans are in place to offer courses in green and renewable energy at a later date.

The new site is part of the College’s ambitious expansion scheme to ensure that education and training needs in the Capital Region are met while offering excellent opportunities for career progression for all. The College has recently been given the green light for a £40m new building nearby, and it aims to expand CCTC and investigate a potential new site in Barry.

CAVC Head of Property and Capital Development Jeff Thomas said: “Dumballs Road 2 will be a temporary facility until we expand the existing CCTC. It’s an exciting opportunity for the College to develop and expand its provision in Cardiff city centre as part of our overall strategy.”

We are still offering places at Dumballs Road 2. View the courses at Dumballs Road 2.