Our Sites

Our Sites

Cardiff and Vale College has top class campuses and centres of excellence across Cardiff and the Vale.

We are transforming education and training across the region – with a real focus on ensuring the best facilities and learning environments for individuals, the community and employers now and for the future.

Below are a list of our current sites – click on each site for more information, maps and directions.

For general enquiries about sites and facilities: 02920 250 250 info@cavc.ac.uk

To hire facilities at CAVC: 02920 250 350 venuehire@cavc.ac.uk


City Centre Campus

This campus is in the heart of Cardiff City Centre – just a 5-minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. It includes our landmark new build opened officially by the First Minister in October 2016. It also includes specialist centres all of which are within a 5-minute walk of this main building.


City Centre Campus

The main hub of the campus, including a huge range of specialist teaching facilities as well as for the community including The Classroom restaurant, Urbasba salon and spa, theatre, coffee shop, supermarket and more.


Automotive Centre

Just next door to the main building, this brand new Automotive Centre, based across 3 buildings, is one of the largest of its kind – housing top class specialist facilities for learners and industry.


Construction Centre

This large purpose built Construction Centre provides vast industry training facilities for construction trades. The site is just a 5 minute walk from the main building.


Building Services Centre [DR2]

The Building Services Centre, directly opposite the main building, provides a dedicated hub for training in building services trades.




Central Services Centre [Coopers Yard]

This site is not a teaching site, but a base for many of the central business services of the College. Situated on Curran Road it is a 5-minute work from the main building and Cardiff Central Station.


Other Cardiff Sites

Cardiff and Vale College also teaches across other sites in Cardiff. This includes our two hubs for community learning in the heart of the city – The Parade and The Friary.  

In September 2015 we were proud to move into a new base in Leckwith – providing a hub for our sports courses at Cardiff International Sports Campus.

We are also working with the City of Cardiff Council to develop a brand new school and college for East Cardiff, due to open in 2017 on our former Trowbridge site in East Cardiff – to find out more about this click here. Whilst in development we have retained a base in East Cardiff at Eastern Business Park.


The Parade

Our iconic original building in The Parade is renowned for being the base for ESOL [English for Speakers of Other Languages] in the city.



Eastern Community Campus

A brand new, multi-million pound campus that will provide outstanding facilities for excellent teaching and learning for young people across the East Cardiff region.





Eastern Business Park

This centre is our interim base in East Cardiff.

This modern business centre provides professional teaching and learning spaces for a range of courses.



The Friary

The Friary Centre is the city centre base for community courses in English, Maths and ICT for adults.








Cardiff International Sports Campus


The home of CAVC Sport – providing a superb hub for sport courses and teams.



The Vale of Glamorgan

The College has had a base in Barry for over 50 years – supporting individuals, employers and the community across the county.


Barry Campus

Based on Colcot Road, this large campus includes teaching facilities for a huge range of courses, as well as facilities for the community including The Glamorgan Suite restaurant and the Academi Urbasba Hair & Beauty Academy.


International Centre for Aerospace Training [ICAT]

This iconic centre provides a large specialist centre of excellence for the Aerospace industry – training individuals and working with employers from across the sector in Wales, the UK and across the world.