Cardiff and Vale College

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Cardiff and Vale College (or Coleg Caerdydd a’r Fro) is a Further Education college in Wales which 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 in order to 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]

Its web site is and

Bilingual college

At Cardiff and Vale College, both Welsh and English languages are used to at least some extent. Their website is available in both languages and courses in Welsh are available ( However, it is not made clear that courses other than those in Welsh itself are available in both languages.


Distance learning

At least some programs are available at a distance via the internet

These include approximately 200 learndirect courses ( and CELTA (

Online learning for on-campus students

The college offers a number of learning centres and zones where online resources can be accessed via open access computers.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

No evidence of OERs found.


Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at Cardiff and Vale College.

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