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Work and Life Skills Entry LevelBarry

These courses offer learners at Pre-entry and Entry levels an identified pathway in either Life Skills or Work Skills. All learners typically have had a Statement of Educational Needs or IDP or EHCP.

All learners in this strand would have worked with the College Transition and Review officer to identify their long-term aim. An Initial Assessment of the full range of learner’s needs will be undertaken during the induction process to identify suitable targets and identified a route for progression. This course will take place at the Barry Campus.

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Body and Paint Level 1 Level 1Cardiff

This engaging and motivating Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is generally aimed at learners 16-19 years old, who have a keen interest to learn about various types of vehicle accident repair and different roles that are available in the retail motor industry.

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BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Creative Arts and Media Sectors (Colcot Road) Level 1Barry

This Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Creative Arts and Media is aimed at providing a challenging and flexible programme of study related to the creative arts and media sectors. This course will suit anyone who is interested in a career in art and design. Students will get to explore a wide range of media and techniques including 3D design, ceramics, textiles, graphic communication, digital photography and painting. Personal and employability skills are developed through a broad range of units. Most students who successfully complete this course progress onto one of the Level 2 art and design related courses run at the College. The course provides potential to progress into employment in the creative industries in due course.

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ESOL + Business Administration Level 1One Canal Parade

The ESOL element of the courses focuses on the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar and specialist vocabulary related to business administration are also a very important part of this course and students will be able to develop these areas which will help to support them with the Business Administration component of the course. 

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ESOL + Hair & Beauty Level 1One Canal Parade

The Hair & Beauty unit of the course will help you to develop the creative skill of using both hairdressing and beauty techniques to create an image based on a theme. You will research media images, plan and develop your ideas to create a mood board which you will then present to others. You will then re-create the image you have developed using technical hair and beauty skills. You will base your image on a theme and present your image to an invited audience. Some of these sessions will take place in the College’s fully resourced hair & beauty salons so students will become familiar with working within these environments. This course forms the basis of the knowledge required for progression onto a level 2 Hair or Beauty course. There will be 3.5 hours in the salon; 9.5 hours of ESOL and 3 hours of Numeracy. 

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ESOL + Hospitality & Catering Level 1One Canal Parade

The ESOL element of the courses focuses on the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Grammar and specialist vocabulary related to catering are also a very important part of this course and students will be able to develop these areas which will help to support then with the Hospitality and Catering component of the course.

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Hospitality - Introduction Level 1East Cardiff

This Hospitality NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking and Certificate in Food & Beverage Service is for the more practical learner, and will provide you with a very good insight into the catering industry.  Learners will have an opportunity of working in the College's restaurant, in the kitchen and front of house.  The course will deliver the basic skills of professional cookery within the catering industry; these include literacy and numeracy which form the basics for a chef when following recipes and taking orders.  You will also work on personal and social skills throughout the year.

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Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years and Childcare Level 1East Cardiff

This Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years & Childcare - BTEC Certificate Level 1 aims to develop learners' knowledge and awareness of the health, social care, children's care and young people's settings in Wales.

Please note: As the Eastern Community Campus is shared with Eastern High School, we are unable to accept applications for courses delivered at Eastern Community Campus from anyone aged 19+ or who will turn 19 during their course.

 

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Mechanical Engineering Level 1Barry

This Mechanical Engineering Level 1 course will suit anyone who is interested in a career in General Engineering.  This course gives a background into Electro Mechanical Systems.

 

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Painting and Decorating Level 1Barry

Key components of the course will be to promote a safe environment, whilst you gain and develop the skills to conduct a range of painting and decorating practical to Diploma level 1 standard.

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2Barry

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units (240 guided learning hours). The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or further education.

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2Cardiff

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units (240 guided learning hours). The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or further education.
All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, sat towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification:
• Bookkeeping Transactions
• Bookkeeping Controls
• Elements of Costing
• Using Accounting Software
• Work Effectively in Finance

A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and understanding of the business environment, all of which are included in the qualification.

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AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business Level 2East Cardiff

The AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business covers a range of foundation accounting, finance and business skills in nine mandatory units (330 guided learning hours).  The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or further education.

This qualification will prepare 16 - 19 year olds for junior and entry level accounting roles.  It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry book-keeping and basic costing principles, alongside complementary business communications and personal skills.

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Bakery Level 2Cardiff

This 1 year bakery course is designed for people who are considering further learning and progression in bakery training and education and will provide a foundation for a career in the bakery industry.  You will develop practical skills in bread and confectionery and will be required to work in the College's bakery.

This qualification will offer you the opportunity to develop intermediate practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of bakery manufacturing techniques.

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Beauty & Nail Services Level 2Cardiff

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed nail technician.

This qualification is based on the nail services National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior nail technician.

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Beauty and Spa Therapy Level 2Barry

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy General (QCF) is for learners seeking to work and develop their skills in a commercial setting and can only be delivered by colleges that have or have access to a 'real' salon and not a realistic working environment.

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Beauty Fast Track (PAL) Level 2East Cardiff

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques is aimed at learners who are in a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist.

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Beauty Therapy Level 2Barry

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF) is for learners seeking to work in and develop their skills in a commercial setting and can only be delivered by colleges that have or have access to a 'real' salon and not a realistic working environment.

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Bench Joinery (Program of Accelerated Learning) Level 2Level 2Barry

This Level 2 Diploma in Wood Trades qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. 

This program of accelerated learning has been developed to fast track learners from basic skills up to a level 2 standard within a structured delivery.  It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Wood Trades in the construction industry or progress to further training.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge; industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

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Body Repair Level 2Cardiff

This full time Body Repair course covers the main aspects of Vehicle Body Repair at an Intermediate Level (Level 2)

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Brickwork (Program of Accelerate Learning) Level 2Level 2Barry

This Level 2 Diploma in Trowel Trades qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. 

This program of accelerated learning has been developed to fast track learners from basic skills up to a level 2 standard within a structured delivery. It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Trowel Trades in the construction industry or progress to further training.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge; industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

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BTEC Applied Science - BTEC First Diploma Level 2Cardiff

The BTEC in Applied Science is a one-year full time course designed for learners considering a future career in the science industry.  It is a vocational course delivering a wide range of theoretical and practical skills to develop learners’ understanding and knowledge of scientific principles. The course also allows progression to a more specialised Level 3 Vocational course or on to A Levels Sciences for those who gain Distinction.

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Car Repair and Maintenance Level 2East Cardiff

This Full Time Car Repair and Maintenance Course covers the main aspects of Vehicle Repair and Servicing at an Intermediate Level (Level 2)

Please note: As the Eastern Community Campus is shared with Eastern High School, we are unable to accept applications for courses delivered at Eastern Community Campus from anyone aged 19+ or who will turn 19 during their course.

 

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Children's Care Learning and Development CACHE (Welsh Medium) Level 2Cardiff

Gofal, Dysgu a Datblygiad Plant CACHE (cyfrwng Cymraeg)

Mae’r cwrs Lefel 2 hwn mewn Gofal, Dysgu a Datblygiad Plant yn eich paratoi i weithio gyda babanod, plant a phobl ifanc ar lefel oruchwyliol. Gall hyn fod mewn amrywiaeth o leoliadau ac amgylcheddau yn y sector Gwasanaethau Plant, e.e. meithrinfeydd preifat, ysgolion, Cychwyn Cadarn, Dechrau’n Deg, a chlybiau cyn ac ar ôl ysgol. Mae’r cwrs yn cynnig cipolwg ar weithio gyda phlant o adeg eu geni hyd at 16 mlwydd oed, a byddwch yn treulio cyfnodau mewn lleoliadau gwaith yn rheolaidd.

 

Sylwch: bydd myfyrwyr yn treulio tua 15 awr yr wythnos yn y coleg a 2 ddiwrnod mewn lleoliad gwaith - **gall yr oriau newid.

This course in Children's Care Learning and Development (CCLD), Level 2 prepares you to work with babies, children and young people in a supervised capacity.  This could be in a range of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services e.g. private nurseries, schools, Sure Start, Flying Start, Before & After School clubs.  The course offers an insight into working with children from birth to 16 years of age and you will undertake regular work placements.

Note; Students spend approximately 15 hours per week in college plus 2 days at placement - **hours are subject to change.

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Children's Care, Learning and Development CACHE Level 2Barry

This CACHE Level 2 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.  It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's settings including early years.

Students will spend two days a week in college and three days in a work experience placement. Occasional blocks of one or two weeks of work experience are integrated into the course.

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Children's Care, Learning and Development CACHE Level 2Cardiff

This CACHE Level 2 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.  It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's settings including early years.

Students will spend two days a week in college and three days in a work experience placement. Occasional blocks of one or two weeks of work experience are integrated into the course.

Please note: As the Eastern Community Campus is shared with Eastern High School, we are unable to accept applications for courses delivered at Eastern Community Campus from anyone aged 19+ or who will turn 19 during their course.

 

 

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Children's Care, Learning and Development CACHE Level 2East Cardiff

This CACHE Level 2 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.  It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's settings including early years.

Students will spend two days a week in college and three days in a work experience placement. Occasional blocks of one or two weeks of work experience are integrated into the course.

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Children's Care, Learning and Development CACHE Level 2Michaelston

This CACHE Level 2 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.  It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's settings including early years.

Students will spend two days a week in college and three days in a work experience placement. Occasional blocks of one or two weeks of work experience are integrated into the course.

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Construction and The Built Environment Level 2Cardiff

Our construction and the built environment course is ideal for you if  wish to become and Architect, Building Surveyor, Construction Manager, Civil Engineer, Quantity Surveyor or follow any other professional career pathway in the sector. This programme will provide you with the technical and professional skills needed to progress onto an apprenticeship or into university. It will also provide you with a recognised qualification that will act as a springboard into your desired career.

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Engineering Level 2Barry

This Engineering EAL Diploma will suit anyone who is looking for a career in Engineering or a related area. It allows you to learn the basics and try your hand at different trades and careers, to help you find out what you enjoy and what suits you most. You gain the opportunity to experience mechanical, electrical, electronic engineering, and general engineering. On this course there are range of practical and theory sessions. You will gain a range of industry qualifications.

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ESOL + AAT Level 2One Canal Parade

The ESOL element of the course focuses on the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar and specialist vocabulary related to accounting are also a very important part of this course - students will be able to develop these areas which will help to support them with the AAT component of the course.

AAT Qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. 

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ESOL + Health & Childcare Level 2One Canal Parade

The ESOL element of the courses focuses on the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar and specialist vocabulary related to health & social care/childcare are also a very important part of this course and students will be able to develop these areas which will support them with the Health & Social Care/Childcare component of the course.

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ESOL + IT Level 2One Canal Parade

The ESOL element of the course focuses on the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Grammar and specialist vocabulary related to IT are also a very important part of this course and students will be able to develop these areas which will help to support them with the IT component of the course.

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Hairdressing (WBQ) Level 2Cardiff

Due to popular demand we are no longer accepting applications for this particular course for 2018 entry. Please return to our course search to select a similar or alternative course to apply for. You can also contact our Admissions Team should you need any Advice and Guidance at info@cavc.ac.uk

 

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)course is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self employed junior hairdresser/stylist.

This qualification is based on the Level 2 Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist.

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Health & Social Care Level 2Barry

This Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma is a one-year full-time course, aimed at students who wish to work in the Health or Social Care industry. This course will give you a good basic understanding for employment in any care field. Students will undertake regular work placements and follow a broad vocational programme of study. 

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Health and Social Care Level 2Cardiff

This Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma is a one-year full-time course, aimed at students who wish to work in the Health or Social Care industry. This course will give you a good basic understanding for employment in any care field. Students will undertake regular work placements and follow a broad vocational programme of study.  

This course will run at the new 'City Centre' Campus.

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Health and Social Care Level 2East Cardiff

This Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma is a one-year full-time course, aimed at students who wish to work in the Health or Social Care industry. This course will give you a good basic understanding for employment in any care field. Students will undertake regular work placements and follow a broad vocational programme of study.  

Please note: As the Eastern Community Campus is shared with Eastern High School, we are unable to accept applications for courses delivered at Eastern Community Campus from anyone aged 19+ or who will turn 19 during their course.

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Hospitality - Introduction Level 2Barry

This Hospitality NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation & Cooking and Certificate in Food & Beverage Service is for the more practical learner, and will provide you with a very good insight into the catering industry. Learners will have an opportunity of working in the College's Glamorgan Suite restaurant, in the kitchen and front of house. The course will deliver the basic skills of professional cookery within the catering industry; these include literacy and numeracy which form the basics for a chef when following recipes and taking orders. You will also work on personal and social skills throughout the year.

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Medical Secretaries Level 2Barry

Learners will develop personal and practical skills in how to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and members of the health service team and gain an understanding of hospital and general practice procedures, diary management, filing, the use of office equipment and IT.

Learners will also develop an understanding of health and safety in the workplace and its impact on the working environment particularly with regard to the hazards relating to the medical field. They will also gain an understanding of and be able to correctly use a range of medical terms, develop an understanding of the principles of medical ethics and etiquette and confidentiality which are essential to fulfilling the role of the medical administrator/receptionist.

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Painting & Decorating (Program of Accelerated Learning) Level 2Level 2Barry

This Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. 

This program of accelerated learning has been developed to fast track learners from basic skills up to a level 2 standard within a structured delivery.  It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Painting and Decorating in the construction industry or progress to further training.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge; industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

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Vehicle Refinishing Level 2Cardiff

This Full Time Vehicle Refinishing Course covers the main aspects of Vehicle Refinishing (Painting) at an Intermediate Level (Level 2)

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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3Barry

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. Students will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
This qualification comprises six mandatory units (390 guided learning hours). The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or into further education.

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Access to Health Sciences Level 3Barry

The Access to Health Sciences is an intensive, one-year course that will prepare you for university study of the health sciences.  

Major subject areas that will be covered include: Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry and Psychology. All students are also required to study Numeracy, Communications and Study Skills as mandatory core subjects. Weekly personal tutorials are held to support you through your studies.

 

 

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Access to Humanities Level 3Cardiff

This Access to Education and Humanities course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress into higher education courses such as teaching, literature, history and geography.

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Bakery FT Level 3 Level 3Cardiff

This 1 year program is designed for learners who are considering further learning and progression in bakery training and education and will provide a higher level for a career in the bakery industry. You will develop practical skills in breads and confectionery and will be required to work in the College's bakery.

 

This qualification will offer learners the opportunity to develop higher level practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of bakery manufacturing techniques. 

 

Students will be expected to show that they can work alone and as part of a team. There may also be an opportunity for all learners to visit trade shows such as Hotelympia, Cake International and relevant establishments.

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Bench Joinery Level 3Barry

You will learn the practical skills and gain theoretical knowledge and understanding of this trade.  It will enable you to get the skills to go onto the progression routes at trade specific levels.

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Business Level 3Cardiff

The EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate and BTEC Diploma in Business course is a practical, work related qualification.  This course is equivalent to two A Levels.  Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

 

 

 

 

 

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Business [2 Year - Extended Diploma] Level 3Cardiff

The EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Business and BTEC Extended Diploma in Business course is a practical, work related qualification.  This course is equivalent to three A Levels.  Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

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Carpentry Level 3Cardiff

You will learn the practical skills and gain theoretical knowledge and understanding of this trade, it will enable you to get the skills to go onto the progression routes at trade specific levels.

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Children' Care Learning and Development CACHE Level 3East Cardiff

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development course is designed to build the skills and knowledge needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

It can lead to the following job roles:
•  Care Worker
•  Child minder
•  Nursery Practitioner
•  Pre-school worker
•  Out of School Childcare worker
•  Cylch Meithrin worker
•  Learning Support Assistant
•  Crèche Assistants

Please note: As the Eastern Community Campus is shared with Eastern High School, we are unable to accept applications for courses delivered at Eastern Community Campus from anyone aged 19+ or who will turn 19 during their course.

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Children's Care, Learning and Development (Bilingual) Level 3Cardiff

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Bilingual) course is designed to build the skills and knowledge needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

It can lead to the following job roles:

  • Child worker
  • Child minder
  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Pre-school worker
  • Out of school childcare worker
  • Cylch Meithrin worker
  • Learning support assistant
  • Creche Assistants

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Children's Care, Learning and Development CACHE Level 3Barry

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development course is designed to build the skills and knowledge needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

It can lead to the following job roles:

•Care Worker
•Child minder
•Nursery Practitioner
•Pre-school worker
•Out of School Childcare worker
•Cylch Meithrin worker
•Learning Support Assistant
•Crèche Assistants

 

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Complementary Therapies Level 3Barry

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (QCF) is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed complementary therapist, either within the National Health Service (NHS) or in a private practice.

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Complementary Therapies Level 3Cardiff

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (QCF) is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed complementary therapist, either within the National Health Service (NHS) or in a private practice.

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Computing [1 Year - Foundation Diploma] Level 3Cardiff

This BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Computing is for those with a strong interest in IT and Computing.  This new qualification will include written exams and tasks set and marked by the awarding body.

 

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Dance -AS Level 3Cardiff

AS Dance is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The study of dance enables students to develop socially whilst promoting creativity, fitness and well-being.  As students become performers, they’ll also develop their confidence, self-esteem and team working skills.  

 

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Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-Up Level 3Barry

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair & Media Make-Up (QCF) is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed theatrical media make-up artist working with performers to a high level of occupational ability, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

This qualification is based on hairdressing and beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead beauty therapy professional association (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology - BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a professional theatrical media make-up artist.

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Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-Up Level 3Cardiff

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair & Media Make-Up (QCF) is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed theatrical media make-up artist working with performers to a high level of occupational ability, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

This qualification is based on hairdressing and beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead beauty therapy professional association (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology - BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a professional theatrical media make-up artist.

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Drama & Theatre Studies - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This is a one-year course of study and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

This course follows on from AS Drama and Theatre Studies and classes are held in the Hall at 27 The Parade, City Centre.

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Drama and Theatre Studies - AS Level 3Cardiff

This AS Drama and Theatre Studies is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student. 

AS Drama and Theatre Studies is designed to broaden experience, develop imagination, foster creativity and personal and social development.

It is essential that any student wishing to study Drama at this level should be highly dedicated and motivated, prepared to put in extra time and effort in order to complete the background reading and rehearse for the practical assessment..

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Economics - AS Level 3Cardiff

AS Economics is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student. 

This course covers a combination of microeconomics and macroeconomics that develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories, through consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life locally, nationally and globally.

You will learn to apply economic concepts and theories using a wide range of contexts and to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real world phenomena.  You will develop an appreciation of the complex and interrelated nature of economics and analytical and quantitative skills in selecting, interpreting and using appropriate data from a range of sources. 

There is the opportunity to develop an awareness of contemporary economic issues relevant to the Welsh economy and an understanding of the recent economic history of Wales using publically accessible information.  You will study the role markets play and the way in which governments seek to manage them.

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering [1 Year Subsidiary Diploma] Level 3Cardiff

Successful completion of this course enables students to return for the EAL Diploma or Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It is also widely recognised by industry as preparing for entry into a technical/engineering apprenticeship.

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Engineering with CAD [1 Year Diploma] Level 3Barry

This course will suit anyone who is interested in a career in Engineering.

The course develops your knowledge and practical skills which can lead to a career in Electrical, Mechanical, Maintenance, Building Services or Design Engineering.

The course can also lead to the Pathways to Apprenticeships programme where you would be placed in industry for a period of 6 weeks. This can be a real opportunity for you to form early links with potential employers or apprenticeship providers.

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English Language - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This English Language - A2 course follows on from AS English Language and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  

At A2, you are required to show deeper understanding and knowledge of phonology, orthography, etymology, lexis, semantics, morphology, grammar and discourse.  

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English Literature/ Language - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This English Language & Literature – A2 is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

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Fashion Design Level 3Cardiff

This Fashion Design 90 Credit Diploma course will prepare you for a career in the creative industries, offering a range of practical subjects within Fashion & Textiles including: fashion illustration: life drawing, pattern cutting and construction, 3D textiles and fashion design, art history, and photography.

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Film Studies - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This Film Studies - A2 is a one-year course of study and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It may also be possible to take this course as a part-time student. 

A2 Film Studies follows on from AS and consists of  the following two modules: 

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Film Studies - AS Level 3Cardiff

This AS Level Film Studies is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may also be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The AS Film Studies course provides a detailed introduction to the study of film and cinema industries. It consists of three components examining the relationship between film and audiences and is designed to enhance your own experience of film.

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Further Maths Full Time- A2 Level 3Cardiff

This is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

A2 level Further Mathematics is a good choice because of the flexibility that it provides:
• It supports other subjects such as all three sciences, Psychology, Information Technology and many others.
• It is recommended that any student wanting to go onto University to study a STEM subject (especially mathematics or engineering) should study further mathematics.
• It develops your ability to think logically and present formal arguments, which is essential in any career.
• It is a challenging qualification, welcomed by all universities, whichever degree course you apply to study.
•Each unit will be examined with the aid of a calculator

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Geography - A2 Level 3Cardiff

This A2 Level Geography is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The course encourages learners to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. This will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st Century. The focus of the specification is to develop an enthusiasm for and competence in geography by using contemporary real-world contexts drawing on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and encourages development of fieldwork at the local level.

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Geography - AS Level 3Cardiff

This Geography - AS Level is a one-year course that should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

The course encourages learners to apply geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. This will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the world’s people, places and environments in the 21st Century. The focus of the specification is to develop an enthusiasm for and competence in geography by using contemporary real-world contexts drawing on both physical and human geography, explores people-environment interactions and encourages development of fieldwork at the local level.

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