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Significant investment in Cardiff International Sports Stadium to be made through CAVC and Cardiff City House of Sport partnership

Cardiff International Sports Stadium is now officially being managed by a partnership between Cardiff and Vale College and Cardiff City House of Sport after a proposal to secure the future of the facility was agreed by Cardiff Council in March 2015.

 

Effective from 1st April 2016, the…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 13, 2016 at 13:56 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College joins forces with new partners to offer more Higher Education courses

Cardiff and Vale College has joined forces with a range of new partner universities to offer a range of exciting new higher education courses, enabling to people to study for a degree without leaving college.

 

The College is working with the University of Birmingham and Buckingham New University, alongside Cardiff Met, Kingston University, the University of South Wales and the University of West London to give people the opportunity to gain a university-level qualification in…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 13, 2016 at 13:25 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College and Principality enter into unique partnership to boost student employability

Cardiff and Vale College has entered into a unique partnership with Wales’ largest building society to further boost the employability of its students.

 

In its first such collaboration with a further education institution, Principality Building Society will team up with CAVC in a partnership…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 12, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Skills Competition Wales success for Cardiff and Vale College learners

Cardiff and Vale College students have won an impressive seven awards in the latest round of Skills Competition Wales, in disciplines ranging from Beauty Therapy through IT to Vehicle Painting.

 

The College recently hosted six heats of the competition, including five all Wales finals, at its new…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 6, 2016 at 13:56 — No Comments

More than just a student - CAVC learners star in new #morethanjustaclassroom campaign

Cardiff and Vale College students are the stars of new advertising campaign encouraging people to beat the queues and apply now for courses at the College in September.

 

The #morethanjustaclassroom campaign, coming soon to a noticeboard or location near you, highlights the…

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Added by Chris Baker on April 6, 2016 at 9:25 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College holds special day to celebrate its Rugby Academy sponsors

Cardiff and Vale College welcomed the sponsors of its Rugby Academy kit to the College recently to say ‘thank you’ for their support.

Under Armour, Castell Howell, The Wallich, Simply Fresh, Circle IT, EPOS and Lookers Jeep Cardiff have all kindly offered their sponsorship to the Rugby…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 29, 2016 at 8:55 — No Comments

Jane Hutt welcomes Aston Martin's drive to create careers at visit to CAVC

As Aston Martin prepares its new base in St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan AM Jane Hutt and the company’s Head of HR, Hazel Martin, met with young people who may help form the workforce needed to create its new crossover vehicle.

Jane Hutt and Hazel Martin visited Cardiff and Vale College’s brand new, state…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 29, 2016 at 8:50 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College holds progression event for learners with additional needs

Cardiff and Vale College has held a special event for its Preparation for Work and Skills students, where learners and their families could explore further education or training options.

 

The Progression and Employment Fayre also gave the students the opportunity to engage with employers to…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 24, 2016 at 10:41 — No Comments

Apprenticeship Training Agency South East Wales City Region launches new website - growing skills across the region

As the Cardiff City Deal was signed, the region’s new Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) South East Wales City Region has today launched its new website, making it easier for businesses to take on apprentices.

 

ATA is an independent company established and owned by Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) with the aim of growing apprenticeship opportunities across the South East Wales City Region.

 

ATA will provide a low-risk, supportive solution for employers to grow…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 16, 2016 at 9:14 — No Comments

Apprenticeships on the agenda at CAVC finance industry breakfast

The cream of Cardiff’s financial and professional services industry have attended an event showcasing the work of Further Education institutions in this strongly developing field.

The business breakfast held in The Classroom, Cardiff and Vale College’s fifth floor restaurant at its City Centre Campus…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 15, 2016 at 10:08 — No Comments

Job search students at Cardiff and Vale College get a powerful bursary boost

Cardiff and Vale College has launched a new initiative where businesses can provide Corporate Social Responsibility funding to help support students and help them boost their employability skills.

 

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distribution business serving South Wales,  has…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 4, 2016 at 10:07 — No Comments

Boxing champ Lee Selby visits CAVC

IBF World featherweight champion Lee Selby visited Cardiff and Vale College this week to give an inspirational talk to the College’s Sport students.

 

Lee was joined by his trainer Tony Borg, brother Andrew Selby and coach Bill Reynolds, who is also a Construction lecturer at CAVC. After warming…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 3, 2016 at 12:02 — No Comments

From Brazil to Cardiff Bay - competition winner comes to Cardiff and Vale College

The winner of a competition to promote studying English has travelled all the way from Brazil to the Bay to study at Cardiff and Vale College.

 

Karol Cavalcante was one winner among millions of potential competitors of the English is Great competition in her native Brazil. Winners win short…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 1, 2016 at 13:39 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College signs Malaysian Memorandum of Understanding

Cardiff and Vale College has signed a deal with a Malaysian college that could help CAVC break into the burgeoning aviation market in South East Asia.

 

The College’s Vice Principal for Commercial Business Development Mary Kent and its International Centre for Aerospace Training’s Chief…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 17, 2016 at 11:01 — No Comments

Cash is the word as Cardiff and Vale College students raise £700 for charity

Cardiff and Vale College students have raised more than £700 for charity by holding a special Grease-themed ‘night at the movies’ event.

 

The singalong evening was held at the College’s Glamorgan Suite restaurant at its Colcot Road campus in Barry. Level 2 and 3 Hospitality Catering students and…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 17, 2016 at 10:50 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College students benefit from body armour

Cardiff and Vale College students who are training for a career in one of the uniform services have benefited from the donation of body armour.

 

SafeGuard Armour, a supplier of body armour, ballistic helmets and bullet and stab-proof vests, has donated two Kevlar vests to the College’s Public Services Department at its Colcot Road Campus in Barry. Public Services courses develop people’s physical fitness alongside the desired knowledge and skills to start a career in one of…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 15, 2016 at 13:33 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College shortlisted for prestigious TES Further Education Award

Cardiff and Vale College has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education Award for its work with local, national and international employers.

 

The annual awards mark the achievements of the very best FE providers in the UK. The Employer Engagement Award recognises colleges and FE institutions that go that extra mile to ensure they deliver strategic and innovative approaches to delivering employers’ workforce development needs. The…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 15, 2016 at 10:57 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College team in the top three in national enterprise competition

A team of students from Cardiff and Vale College made it into the top three finalists in national digital enterprise competition Syniad.

 

Syniad, a CAVC project designed, created and implemented by College Enterprise Officer Sean Hoare, is a contest for students with a passion for all things digital. Supported by NatWest, Simply Do Ideas, Google Campus, Digichemistry and Yard Digital, it is designed to give young people the opportunity to gain and develop digital enterprise…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 11, 2016 at 9:49 — No Comments

New Football Academy Director and Rugby Hub Officer boost sport at Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College has appointed two new sports specialists to boost the College’s already high-achieving football and rugby academies.

 

Jamie Sherwood joins CAVC from the Welsh Football Trust and will take charge of the College’s football academy as the Head of Football. Bringing with…

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Added by Chris Baker on February 2, 2016 at 10:19 — No Comments

Celebrating student success at Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College showcased the hard work and success of its learners with a glittering award evening in its new City Centre Campus.

It is the first time that the College’s Annual Awards Evening has been held actually in the College. The lavish ceremony took place in CAVC’s £45m new City…

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Added by Chris Baker on December 14, 2015 at 14:40 — No Comments

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