BSc (Hons) Aircraft Engineering student Lewis Richmond

Get a higher degree of education at CAVC

2 June 2016

Get a higher degree of education at Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College will be showcasing the university courses the College runs at a special Open Evening at its City Centre Campus on Dumballs Road on Tuesday, 5th July from 5-8pm.

The College offers a range of Higher Education courses in partnership with universities from across the country from foundation degrees you can top up to a full degree by taking a third year in university, right up to postgraduate study with the PGCE teaching qualification. The Open Evening will offer the chance for you to find out more about the College’s university courses. There will also be opportunities to chat to HE tutors, tour the College’s new City Centre Campus and get a taste of what studying a university course at CAVC is like.

The College works alongside the University of Birmingham and Buckingham New University, Cardiff Met, Kingston University, the University of South Wales and University of West London to give people the opportunity to gain university-level qualifications in a range of subjects. Many of which are unique to the region.

Courses include a new Airline and Airport Management degree, where students can study at the College’s International Centre for Aerospace Training. This internationally renowned facility, based at Cardiff Airport, includes classrooms as well as specialist workshops, laboratories and a real-life hangar with aircraft to develop skills on.

One student who is based at ICAT is Lewis Richmond, who is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Aircraft Engineering. CAVC students Like Lewis can progress from Level 3 courses onto the College’s HE programme.

“I’ve always been interested in engineering but I wasn’t sure what field was for me,” Lewis said. “Aircraft Engineering covered the key areas I was looking for; Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Electrics.

“I progressed onto the BSc Honours Degree from the Level 3 course here at CAVC. That course really opens your eyes to how much goes on inside an aircraft and it highlighted that this was the industry for me.

“The College has a link with British Airways, which is based just around the corner. It’s a great way to learn and a stepping stone for getting into the industry. I’ve had a six week placement with BA previously and have another three week block coming up soon.”

Other new courses include foundation degrees in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management and Professional Culinary Arts Management. CAVC offers a new HNC/D in Sports Coaching and Development and Rugby and Football Coaching which will be offered at the College’s new International Sports Campus in Leckwith.
CAVC now also offers foundation degrees in Finance, Fashion Styling, Film, Psychology, English and History, Game Art and Design and Product Design.

Register an interest in coming to the HE Open Evening and beat the queues by visiting http://www.cavc.ac.uk/en/higher-education/higher-education-open-evening-5-july/