International School Directory | A-Z Countries | Add School | Contact Us


Welcome to Cardiff and Vale College International


To view this video on Youku click here. Or with subtitles click here.

Cardiff and Vale College International is a major provider of education and training in Wales.

Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is an excellent place to visit and study in.  English UK agrees that studying in Wales is a great choice and readers of the Rough Guide books from around the world have recently voted Wales as one of the best countries in the world to visit.  

Cardiff and Vale College International is located in the heart of city with good transport links and access to the city's amenities. The College has hundreds of international students who come from over 30 different countries.

Our support for international students

From enquiry to touchdown, to celebrating students' achievements and saying goodbye when students finish their course, Cardiff and Vale College International offers a full time support programme.  You can explore more details of the services and advice we offer through the links on the left-hand side of this page. 

Download the 2015/16 International Prospectus here.

Courses for individual international students:  

Programmes for groups of students:

As well as individual programmes, Cardiff and Vale College International (CAVCI) provides programmes for groups of students. 

Visit these pages for more information

  1. Bespoke programmes for groups
  2. Summer and Winter Schools (English and Cultural Studies in Cardiff for groups)

The EIS department also arranges student exchange programmes. Please view the Student exchange visits page.

British Council Accredited

Cardiff and Vale College International is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English.  You can view a full copy of our inspection report from the British Council Website here


"The British Council inspected and accredited Cardiff and Vale College International in February 2013. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching and welfare and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see  for details).

The English language teaching department offers courses in general English for adults and for closed groups of under-18s. Strengths were noted in the areas of learning resources and course design. The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme"


Click here to download a copy of our prospectus

A British Education 

If your goal is to gain a degree from a British higher education institution, to prepare for entry into a UK university you have four options:

  • Take a 2 year programme of A Levles, in three or four subjects.  You can choose from over 30 different subjects offered at Cardiff and Vale College International
  • A 2 year extended diplomain an appropriate discipline
  • A 1 year Access course in an appropriate discipline
  • Your existing qualifications, if suitable with an appropriate IELTS score. 

The structure of Education in the United Kingdom 


International_brochure_front_cover.jpg Download our brochure for groups of students 

Choose your programme, apply now or contact us

View the courses by clicking on the programmes page, or use the course finder.

Apply now for any of these international courses or contact us for more information:

+44 (0) 2920 908004 

Contact us for programmes for groups

If you are interested in sending groups of students to the College as an agent, school or embassy please email:

or call +44 (0) 30 3030 1040