Non Accredited Courses

To enrol on the following free non-accredited courses, there is no minimum entry requirement.

Introduction to Complementary Therapies


This introductory course will give an overview of Complementary Therapies in general as well as more specific information on some of the different therapies available and their benefits. We will learn how to carry out a simple Indian head massage routine as a group and also enjoy a basic introduction to Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage and Reflexology. The course will be a mix of basic theory and practical application and is intended to be enjoyable, fun and motivating!​​​​​​​​​​​
Dates and times
Thursday 26th April 2018 - Thursday 24th May 2018
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Cardiff West Community High School

Non-accredited. Select "Complementary Therapies 201718_2" on the enrolment form.
(Priority will be given to parents/guardians of Cardiff West Community High School).

Sex, Drugs and Super Bugs


How can we help communities to improve their health? How do we stop a disease outbreak?

This 2 day course will introduce you to the wide and varied subject of Public Health. The course will look at the three key areas of Public Health. You will be investigating how Public Health is involved in protecting our health, looking at the techniques used to encourage people to live healthier lives and introduced to how our health is influenced by the world around us. The course is an excellent introduction to the BSc Public Health course.

 

Dates and times
Wednesday 21st March 2018 - Thursday 22nd March 2018
9.30am - 2.30pm
Venue: Taff Housing

Non-accredited. Select "Sex, Drugs and Super Bugs 201718_1" on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Sociology


This course will explore issues in society through sociology. It will cover a basic understanding of sociology and develop an overview of sociological theory. It is an ideal introduction to the level 3 accredited module in Sociology which is intended to give a pathway to the foundation in Social Science leading to the degree programme.
Dates and times
Tuesday 24th April 2018 - Tuesday 22nd May 2018
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Adamsdown Primary School

Non-accredited. Selected "Sociology 201718_1" on the enrolment form.

 

Introduction to Sociology


This course will explore issues in society through sociology. It will cover a basic understanding of sociology and develop an overview of sociological theory. It is an ideal introduction to the level 3 accredited module in Sociology which is intended to give a pathway to the Foundation in Social Sciences leading to the degree programme.
Dates and times
Monday 5th March 2018 - Monday 26th March 2018
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Tonyrefail Comprehensive
Non-accredited. Select "Sociology 201718_2" on the enrolment form.

Creative Writing


Ever wanted to write your own story? This introductory course is ideal for both beginners and those wanting to hone their skills. Learn the fundamentals of short fiction and poetry. You will analyse writing from various genres and take part in writing exercises designed to teach you the fundamentals of form, description, characterisation, imagery and voice. You will be equipped with the skills to generate your own poems and stories while learning how to develop your own writing voice.

 

Dates and times
Friday 16th March 2018 - Friday 4th May 2018 (no class on 30th March, 6th April & 13th April 2018)
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Grangetown Hub

Non-accredited

Select "Creative Writing 201718_1" on the enrolment form.

Evironmental Health


Interested in health and wellbeing? Curious about how we can influence our natural and built environment to maximise them both? This three day course will introduce you to the five areas of Environmental Health practice: Food Safety, Built Environment, Pollution Control, Health & Safety and Public Health.

This course will explore both the proactive and reactive roles of an environmental health professional and is designed to develop team working and leadership skills alongside the knowledge gained. It is interactive and participant led and provides an excellent introduction to the BSc Environmental Health course.

Dates and times
Friday 15th June 2018 - and Friday 22nd June 2018
10am - 3pm
Venue: Bron Afon Community Housing

Non-accredited

Select "Environmental Health 201718_1" on the enrolment form.

Housing Studies


Why can't we build more housing? What is Welfare Reform? What do the new changes to benefits mean for me?

This course looks at current issues in housing and how people can become involved in housing in their communities and as a career. Housing is a growing sector which offers a range of rewarding careers, with many different job roles and lots of opportunities.

 

This course is especially suitable for tenants and residents who want to develop their skills and knowledge, adults thinking about returning to education or a career change, or anyone wishing to develop new skills.

 

Many opportunities exist within the public, private or voluntary sectors where you can work and volunteer in areas such as housing advice, housing support, homelessness prevention and tenant participation. This short course is a friendly and informal introduction to the BSc(Hons) Housing Studies degree at Cardiff Met.

 

Anyone with an interest in housing and getting involved their community is welcome to join.

Dates and times
Monday 16th April 2018 - Monday 21st May 2018
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Bron Afon Community Housing

Non-accredited

Select "Housing Studies 201718_1" on the enrolment form