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17 April 2014

TUC awards Cardiff and Vale College for teaching Essential Skills in the Workplace

The work Cardiff and Vale College does with employers to boost their workers’ skills has been recognised with a Quality Award from the TUC Cymru.

The award reflects the high standards and flexibility of the College’s work with people in their place of employment. It also highlights the partnership and excellent relations between College staff and unions.

TUC Cymru Head of Learning Services Sian Cartwright said: “The Wales TUC reviews excellence upheld by learning providers and I am delighted to be able to present a Quality Award to the CAVC Essential Skills in the Workplace team. They have demonstrated that unions and union learners are considered and provision is of high quality. The College has a long history of working with unions and unions have told us that the provision at Cardiff and Vale College is excellent and of exceptional quality.”

CAVC works with a wide range of employers, including unions such as the Communication Workers Union, on a variety of courses that are individually tailored to meet both the needs of employers and employees. The College’s Essential Skills in the Workplace programme, which is supported by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund, is designed to improve skills while being flexible enough to fit around people’s work patterns.

Cardiff and Vale College’s Head of Preparation for Life and Work June Jenkins said: “The importance of skills cannot be underestimated, not only for individuals but for employers and the economy as a whole. The Essential Skills in the Workplace project has opened the door to many who share such an ethos and they will no doubt continue to benefit from the qualifications and training for many years to come.”

Speaking of the TUC Cymru Quality Award, June added: “CAVC’s Essential Skills Department was delighted to receive this award. It clearly illustrates our commitment to employers and their employees, and the value placed on working closely with Union Learning Reps.

“It also reflects the high standard of our bespoke skills training and provides a platform for future growth. We will continue our work with employers, unions and employees with great pride.”