Courses

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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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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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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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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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Health and Social Care Management - Foundation Degree Level 4+Cardiff

The health and social care management course has a multi-agency approach that encompasses social services, the NHS, third sector agencies and independent sectors.

You will find a placement or work part time in a health of social are setting which enables you to work with a variety of people and in a multi-agency environment.

You will gain essential research, including support management, service co-coordinators and other management roles in health and care.  We have placement modules, which could complement current care work placements.

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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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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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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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