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Biomedical Sciences - Certificate of Higher Education Level 4+Cardiff

The programme focuses on the scientific study of all aspects healthy lifestyle, and the strategies that can be employed to improve health. The programme includes a series of fundamental science-based modules in human physiology, nutrition and biochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between exercise, nutrition, lifestyle factors and health. An evidenced-based approach will be taken, allowing graduates from the programme to evaluate evidence for disease prevention and treatment, design trials to assess health interventions, take a lead role in health promotion and to relate to the Health Agenda of the Nation.

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Care Studies - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

The course would have a broad appeal to those students who want a career within the Social Care sector. This encompasses working with young children/people and also with the elderly.

In studying the Foundation Degree, students have the opportunity of gaining valuable experience and insight into the field of Social Care while also achieving a higher level qualification.

The Foundation Degree will equip learners for employment by developing their understanding of care policy, client psychology and their skills including reflective practice. It also offers them a progression route to top up their qualification to a full honours degree.

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Childhood Studies - Foundation Degree Level 4+Barry

If you would like to work in childcare, or if you’re employed and are keen to further your career, this course teaches the full range of skills for working with children and young people from birth to 18 years. It is the ideal route into professional childcare, teaching or other work with young people, and provides both classroom-based study and practical experience. With strong links to local employers, the course will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people working in the childcare sector and provides excellent opportunities for employment or further study.

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Childhood Studies - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

If you would like to work in childcare, or if you’re employed and are keen to further your career, this course teaches the full range of skills for working with children and young people from birth to 18 years. It is the ideal route into professional childcare, teaching or other work with young people, and provides both classroom-based study and practical experience. With strong links to local employers, the course will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people working in the childcare sector and provides excellent opportunities for employment or further study.

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Complementary Healthcare - HND Level 4+Cardiff

The programme is designed to enable students to graduate as highly skilled, professionally accredited therapists who are able to apply their critical appreciation of the evidence base to the development of complementary healthcare provision and research. The strong emphasis on clinical work based learning opportunities, entrepreneurship, employability skills and higher education core skills prepares students for progression to study at Level 6, self-employment or employment in a clinical healthcare setting whilst also laying the foundations for life-long learning and continuing professional development.

The HND will focus on progressing students’ therapy skills and allow them to gain three Professional qualifications, in holistic massage (MTI); clinical aromatherapy (IFPA), and clinical reflexology (AoR).

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Contemporary Artist Designer - Foundation Degree Level 4+Barry

As a Foundation Degree programme there is an emphasis on employability and the understanding of entrepreneurial skills.  ‘Artist / Designer’ is a general term normally used to include the making or designing of objects or artefacts. The course has making at its heart, and you develop new skills through hands-on experience with materials from metals, glass and ceramics through to wood and textiles. You learn to bridge the gap between age-old skills and the latest technology creating new ways of making for our ever-changing world. You will also develop a unique style and consider where your work sits within creative practice. You learn from industry experience – and take inspiration from practicing makers.

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Digital Photography - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

The Foundation Degree Digital Photography programme of study focuses on both the creative development, and industry specific knowledge and skills, required for students to practice as professionals within the creative industries.  You will be introduced to a wide range of digital and traditional equipment. You will become familiar with industry standard editing and post production techniques and software. You will be encouraged to develop your technical skills to a professional standard and there is strong emphasis on creative and critical engagement.

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English and History - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

The course will be recruiting for September 2019 entry

The only Foundation Degree in English and History in Wales, this course provides a unique combination of classroom-based study and flexible, work based learning. You will benefit from small classes, tailored supervision and the opportunity to complete an honours degree in English and/or History from the University of South Wales. You will be encouraged to put your new skills into practice through relevant work placements, with your qualification potentially leading to a number of career opportunities, including teaching, law and social work.

 

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Film - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

This Foundation Degree in Film is an exciting course with a broad vocational base designed to meet the fast paced requirements of the creative work place particularly in the area of Film and Television. The course has an equal balance of Drama and Documentary production. This enables the learner to choose whether they want to study either documentary production or drama production on the third year at the University of South Wales.

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Foundation Degree Psychology Level 4+Barry

Psychology is an exciting, real-world science and this course provides a unique insight into how we behave. Many jobs put psychology into practice, from management and human resources to managing a factory shop floor, or running a business. The only one of its kind in the region, this course combines academic study with work placements designed to highlight the range of different careers available. You will also have an opportunity to try out specialist equipment and scientific software through guest sessions at the University of South Wales’s Pontypridd Campus.

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Game Art and Design - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

Designed with computer games experts, this course provides specialist education to help you succeed in this expanding industry. With expectations for realistic and imaginative graphics and play increasing, you’ll learn how to bring your ideas to life to create the next generation of computer games. As well as gaining technical knowledge, you’ll develop your creative flair and professional skills for employment.

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Graphic Communication - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

This Graphic Communication Foundation Degree is a recognised qualification accredited by Cardiff Metropolitan University that will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the graphic arts.  Upon completion of the second year, you may choose to 'top-up' your qualification to gain a BA degree by studying for a final year at Cardiff Met.

 

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Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

Cardiff & Vale College specialises in offering courses that develop technical skills and knowledge alongside business acumen for management careers in the hospitality, tourism and events industries.   The interdependence of the fast-paced, high customer contact tourism and hospitality sectors provide the focus for this programme.

Using an approach which combines management and business specialisms, the programme explores contemporary issues in hospitality and tourism and has an international focus.  The events industry is a fast-growing sector increasingly used as a vehicle for economic activities. This module will introduce you to the industry and develop your awareness of the diverse profile of events. You will also develop an understanding of the motivations for the market demand and the impact this has on a variety of stakeholders.

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Performing Arts - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

This Foundation Degree in Performing Arts is designed for those interested in acting or working in the performing arts industry. The programme will help you to develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding that will prepare you for employment in the performing arts industry and/or further academic study.

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Popular Music Technology - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

This Foundation Degree in Popular Music Technology is an exciting and innovative two-year, full-time course (levels 4 & 5) It provides you with the opportunity to research, practice and study around the themes designed to meet the fast pace of the Popular Music performance and recording Industry. The course aims to give students a range of specialisms suited to this diverse and competitive field.

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Product Design - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

FdA Product Design will allow you to develop a range of design skills across many areas of Product Design including, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Computer Graphics, Branding Design, Set and Prop Design and Spatial Design.

Central to the practice will be the study of materials and workshop processes to create models and prototypes, critical thinking, 3D computer modeling, visual communication and historical and contemporary design in context.

The structure of the course also offers you the opportunity to gather strong business perspective and undertake a work placement within industry.

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Professional Culinary Arts Management - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

Cardiff & Vale College is a leading provider of innovative courses with our well-developed links with industry guiding the design and delivery of our programmes.  The Culinary Arts Management programme will focus on preparing you for employment by teaching you how to apply theory in the workplace so you learn and develop the skills you need for working in a professional culinary environment. 

The course has been designed to enable students to enter employment with the potential of making an immediate contribution to the effectiveness of the organisation.  Culinary Arts practitioners are employed as Head Chefs, Sous Chefs, Restaurant Managers working in hotels, restaurants, themed pubs, conference venues, exhibition facilities, corporate and sports centres, catering businesses and in many other forms of culinary or hospitality contexts.

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Public and Emergency Services - HND Level 4+Cardiff

The HND Public and Emergency Services course will give you a strong practical and academic grounding in how Public, Emergency and Armed services operate, are organised and are managed. You’ll have the chance to complete work placements, or work on projects with Public Organisations. This will not only enhance your studies but also give you valuable real-life experience in the workplace and help you to prepare for your career.

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Service Sector Management - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

Cardiff & Vale College specialises in offering courses that develop technical skills and knowledge alongside business acumen for management careers.  The Foundation Degree in Service Sector Management is designed to offer an appropriate Higher Education progression route for students who have completed level 3 vocational qualifications in areas such as Hair & Beauty, Catering & Hospitality, Construction and Built environment and other service sector industries e.g retail. Additionally, the course would be appropriate for small business owners who operate in the service sector and wish to enrol upon a course that could help them develop as a person and help to develop their business. In addition to including a range of contemporary business modules, the course also aims to develop the individual; important as many professional bodies and Sector Skill Councils are prioritising the development of professional skills and competencies in addition to subject based knowledge.
As many students will go on to run their own business or work for large corporate clients, course content covers key areas such as managing customers & quality, entrepreneurship & business start –up and managing people. Students will have the opportunity to complete 60 credits of WBL specifically linked to their vocational discipline.

 

 

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Sport Coaching & Performance - HND Level 4+Cardiff

The HND Sport Coaching & Performance course is aimed at people who have a desire and commitment to gain an understanding of Sport Coaching and intend on pursuing a career within the Sports or Leisure Industry.

The course will be based at the Cardiff International Sports Campus in Leckwith, which has state of the art facilities and acts as a central hub for the college’s sports provision.

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Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage - HND Level 4+Cardiff

The HND in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage will provide an opportunity for students to prepare to work in the growing leisure and professional sport industry.  It will also develop skills that meet aspects of the wider health and wellbeing agenda.

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Youth & Social Care - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

The FdA in Youth and Social Care has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the youth and social care sector. It is an integrated course that combines the theoretical concepts that relate to young people,supporting them in a variety of organisations to develop their skills and independence whilst working within the broader social care sector.  This includes residential care settings, homeless hostels, supported lodgings for young people, youth offending programs.  

Students will develop a flexible and reflective approach to professional practice founded on the principles and ethos of working with young people within a social care setting.  They will develop an increased awareness of the different roles and functions of statutory, voluntary and third sector organisations and the different constraints within the current policy context.  This programme involves placement opportunities for students within a range of organisations that reside within the youth and care sector which will help to broaden horizons and develop a critical understanding of the roles and responsibilities organisations play to deliver positive outcomes for young people and other service users within the social care sector. 

 

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BEng(Hons) Aircraft Engineering Level 4+Rhoose

If you are interested in a career in the aviation industry, there's no better place to start than at Cardiff and Vale College. All of our Aircraft Engineering students benefit from the outstanding facilities provided by our training centre ICAT (International Centre for Aerospace Training). Ideally located next to Cardiff International Airport, ICAT is a purpose built aerospace campus and is a recognised centre of excellence in education and training. ICAT has gained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as a Part-147 Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisation.

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Business Studies - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

This vocational Business Studies course integrates key aspects of business in the workplace. You will study modules that provide a well-rounded knowledge base, giving you the confidence to work as a professional within any organisation. The course combines practical experience with business theory to develop an in-depth understanding of business operations, and how different areas of a business work together effectively.
You will learn through a mixture of taught modules, practical exercises and work based experience. The emphasis is on continuous assessment throughout the course, with some modules having an examination as part of the assessment.
The course is designed for those who are seeking career progression, while also providing the opportunity to top-up to a full honours degree at our partner university.

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Computing - HND Level 4+Barry

This Computing HND course is for learners who wish to gain a Higher Level Computing qualification or work in the IT & Computing industry.  It is also suitable for those already working in IT who want to progress their career. 

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, practical work in our state of the art facilities and using Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The methods of assessment differ for each module studied; assignment work, examinations or tests are used throughout the programme.

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Computing - HND Level 4+Cardiff

This Computing HND course is for learners who wish to gain a Higher Level Computing qualification or work in the IT & Computing industry.  It is also suitable for those already working in IT who want to progress their career.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, practical work in our state of the art facilities and using Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The methods of assessment differ for each module studied; assignment work, examinations or tests are used throughout the programme.

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Contemporary Artist Designer - Foundation Degree Level 4+Barry

As a Foundation Degree programme there is an emphasis on employability and the understanding of entrepreneurial skills.  ‘Artist / Designer’ is a general term normally used to include the making or designing of objects or artefacts. The course has making at its heart, and you develop new skills through hands-on experience with materials from metals, glass and ceramics through to wood and textiles. You learn to bridge the gap between age-old skills and the latest technology creating new ways of making for our ever-changing world. You will also develop a unique style and consider where your work sits within creative practice. You learn from industry experience – and take inspiration from practicing makers.

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Healthcare Play Specialism Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

This is a 2-year part-time qualification, validated by the University of West London, for play assistants working within a healthcare setting. Developed in collaboration with the Hospital Play Staff Education Trust (HPSET), this programme has been designed to enable you, as a Level 3 Practitioner, to undertake the additional academic study and practice skills development required to work towards gaining graduate status as a healthcare play specialist.  From the beginning you will be actively developing study skills and extending the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop your skills when working with sick children, young people and their families.

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Preparing to Teach Level 4+Cardiff

This professional education course, offered in collaboration with the University of South Wales, is available to anyone who teaches or wishes to teach young people and adults. It is suited to those who wish to teach in continuing and post compulsory education. This includes higher, further and adult education, training within commerce, industry, the public services and Her Majesty's forces, as well as youth worker training.

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ProfCE PcET Professional Certificate of Education (PcET) / PgCE PcET Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) Level 4+Barry

The ProfCE PcET Professional Certificate of Education (PcET) /PgCE PcET Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) is the qualification required to become a qualified lecturer in a further education college or other post-16 environment.

To study this teacher training course you must secure a teaching placement before you start the course.

If you have a degree, you will complete the course with a PgCE PcET Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) qualification. All others completing the course will gain a ProfCE PcET Professional Certificate of Education (PcET). Both qualifications enable to you to be a fully qualified teacher or lecturer in an FE or other post compulsory education or training environment.

 

 

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ProfCE PcET Professional Certificate of Education (PcET) / PgCE PcET Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) Level 4+Cardiff

The ProfCE PcET Professional Certificate of Education (PcET) /PgCE PcET Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) is the qualification required to become a qualified lecturer in a further education college or other post-16 environment.

To study this teacher training course you must secure a teaching placement before you start the course.

If you have a degree, you will complete the course with a PgCE PcET Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) qualification. All others completing the course will gain a ProfCE PcET Professional Certificate of Education (PcET). Both qualifications enable to you to be a fully qualified teacher or lecturer in an FE or other post compulsory education or training environment.

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Education, Learning and Development - Foundation Degree Level 4+Barry

This Education, Learning and Development Foundation Degree course, accredited by the University of South Wales is suitable for experienced Learning Support Assistants currently working within primary education.  Students would normally have prior experience within an early years or primary setting. 

This course will:
•Enable you to improve your work in learning support in your school
•Provide a basis for professional practice that is skilled, aware and informed
•Provide an opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in undertaking your role
•Provide a qualification that is based on relevant national standards
•Provide a supportive, developmental structure for work-based learning

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Education: Learning and Development BA (Hons) Top-up Level 4+Cardiff

The revalidated BA (Hons) Education: Learning and Development programme will enable you to achieve an honours degree whilst studying at a local college. The course aims to extend your knowledge and critical awareness of key issues and concepts relevant to the wider education sector.

 

 

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