Cardiff and Vale College: Official Category Sponsor, Wales
In August 2011 Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren, two established and successful Further Education (FE) colleges merged to create Cardiff and Vale College / Coleg Caerdydd a’r Fro, one of the largest and most exciting colleges in the country.
The merger is part of an innovative vision, set out by the Welsh Government, to transform post-16 education and training in the Capital Region of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Cardiff and Vale College will bring a wide variety of additional benefits to the region with a long term vision to:
- Offer a wider range of courses and more opportunities for learners to progress in their study within the same college
- Work more closely with schools across the region to provide an extended, diverse range of high quality, exciting and relevant opportunities for 14-19 year-old learners
- Create more opportunities to learn in Welsh to support the Welsh Government policy for bilingual learning
- Give learners access to additional excellent facilities and strengthening advice, support and guidance systems
- Lead the way on new curriculum initiatives, working with partner organisations to provide an unrivalled and seamless pathway from school to higher education and employment.
Cardiff and Vale College joined the Gazelle Colleges Group in 2012. Cardiff and Vale College is the first college in Wales to join the group.