Why choose CAVC

Why choose CAVC?


CAVC - the right choice for you

And here are just a few reasons why...

Cardiff and Vale College is one of the largest colleges in the country with more than 20,000 people learning with us each Year. With a wealth of courses and an excellent overall student success rate, we help students stand out from the crowd, gain employment and achieve their goals...


Happy students!

Our students are some of the most satisfied in the country – those learning with us rated teaching and learning as above the UK average.



Our students succeed

Our student success rate continues to rise with 86% achieving their main qualification in 2014 – one of the best records among colleges in the country.



Our students progress

…with 78% of last Year’s students progressing to further learning, university or employment within two months of completing their studies with us.



Our students continue to win

…more national awards than ever before such as National Worldskills Competition and UK entrepreneurial challenges.



gazelle.pngWe are a proud member of the Gazelle Group, the only college in Wales and one of only 23 in the UK, offering unique opportunities to be entrepreneurial and employable.




We are training people in top class education and training facilities and centres of excellence, whilst continuing our ambitious plan to develop further sector-leading sites across the region.



High Quality Education and Training

Estyn (Her Majesty’s Inspectors for Education and Training in Wales) placed us in the top quartile of colleges in the country.



Top class Sport Academies

Learn and develop your sport of choice. We offer a CAVC Rugby Academy in association with the Cardiff Blues and a CAVC Football Academy based at Cardiff City FC House of Sport.



Last Year over 50% of our Level 3 learners (e.g. A Levels/ BTEC) went on to study at universities across the country (that’s 750 students!) with the majority of the rest going directly into employment.