Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College abbreviated to CAVC (Welsh: Coleg Caerdydd a'r Fro), is a mixed-sex education Further Education college in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

Cardiff and Vale College
Coleg Caerdydd a'r Fro
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City Centre Campus

EstablishedSeptember 2011; 11 years ago (2011-09)
ChairGeraint Evans
Principal and Chief ExecutiveMike James

The college was formed in September 2011 by the merger of Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren. The merger was a result of the Welsh Assembly Government encouraging colleges in Wales to collaborate so that it could maximise benefits for students.[1] Cardiff and Vale College (or Coleg Caerdydd a’r Fro) is now one of the largest colleges in Wales.[2] The College took control of the Cardiff International Sports Stadium from July 2015 on a peppercorn rent to Cardiff Council.[3]

In 2015 a new main campus costing £45 million was opened in Dumballs Road, Cardiff, to cater for 4000 students. Facilities included 130 teaching rooms, film and dance studios, a theatre, a hair salon and spa and, on the top floor, a public bar and restaurant.[4] Having sold their main Cardiff site in City Road, Cardiff, the college intended to keep their other Cardiff campus, at Trowbridge and convert it to become an art college.[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Cardiff and Vale College". 26 August 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Plans to rent Cardiff International Sports Stadium to Cardiff and Vale College are approved". Media Wales. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b Sion Barry (17 June 2015). "First look inside Cardiff and Vale College's new £45m campus in the centre of the capital". Wales Online. Retrieved 19 August 2017.

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