In October 2016 we became part of the Cardiff and Vale College Group (CAVC Group).

We are really excited to join the CAVC Group as together we are resilient and can retain the capacity to continue to invest, develop provision, deliver more and increase opportunities to best support individuals, communities and employers across the region.

Since 2016 we have been working together sharing data, collaboratively planning for future needs and looking for skills gaps that need to be addressed.

We continue to operate under the same brand, same identity and management structure but we are governed by a larger Board of Directors who have a clear vision to collectively secure the future of our sector.

Cardiff and Vale City Centre Campus

Cardiff and Vale College

City Centre Campus

Who are the CAVC Group?

One of the largest College groups in the UK – meet those who are part of the CAVC family.

The Cardiff and Vale College Group is the largest in Wales and in the top 5 colleges in the UK with a £100m turnover and over 30,000 learner enrolments annually.

The largest provider of apprenticeships and skills training in Wales, the Group drives support for young people, communities and businesses across the Cardiff Capital Region and beyond.

The CAVC family is made up of Cardiff and Vale College, ACT and ALS.


Cardiff and Vale College is one of the largest colleges in the UK, delivering high-quality education and training within the Capital Region of Wales. We have more than 30,000 learners each year across full-time and part-time college courses, university qualifications and apprenticeship programmes, along with dedicated training provisions for employers.

We develop skilled and employable people – with some of the best student success rates in the sector and a focus on experiences that ensure our learners stand out and progress.


provides learning programmes and opportunities that help people reach their full potential. This includes Jobs Growth Wales+, Employability Training, Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships across 30 different sectors. It also provides a range of short courses for business.


ALS is a leading provider of training, learning and development solutions with over 1,300 Apprentices in learning each week. ALS designs, delivers and evaluates a comprehensive range of training and development solutions to service both employers’ and employees’ and their individual needs.


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