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
Friday 28th April 2017 - Friday 26th May 2017
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Palmerston Community Learning Centre

Non-Accredited - Select "Complementary Therapies​ 201516_1" on the enrolment form.​​​

Planning an Event


This course is an ideal introduction to helping you plan an event for your organisation. It will help you look at what you want to achieve and help you get there. The course will help you draw up all the issues to consider, including: planning & preparation, equal opportunities, health & safety, cost, contingency planning, press & publicity and evaluation. The course is an ideal introduction to either the non-accredited Event Management, or accredited Business Skills courses.​​

Dates and times
Tuesday 6th June 2017 - Tuesday 6th June 2017
10am - 4pm
Venue: Baltic House

Non-Accredited - Select "Planning an Event 201617_1" on the enrolment form.​​​​

Photography with or without a camera


Can't afford a camera and don't think your mobile phone camera can take a decent photo?  Think again.  This beginner's course looks at the basics in photographic composition, helping you to take better photographs and identify what makes photoigraphs appealing.  It will help you to understand the equipment, whether it is the latest camera or the camera on your phone.  This is a beginner's course and acts as an introduction to the subject of art and design.

Dates and times
Friday 28 April 2017 - Friday 19 May 2017
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Inroads
Non-accredited. Select "Photography 201617_1" on the enrolment form.​

Introduction to Housing


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

This 5 week course hosted by Taff Housing looks at current issues in housing and how local 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 friendly and informal introduction introduction to the BSc(Hons) Housing Studies degree at Cardiff Met.

Anyone with an interest in housing is welcome to join.

Dates and times
Friday 3 March 2017 - Friday 31 March 2017
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Taff Housing
Non-accredited. Select "Housing201617_1" on the enrolment form.​

Introduction to Health & Social Care


Learn about the wide range of interesting opportunities in the field of Health and Social Care. Find out more about part time and full time courses that you can undertake and the career opportunities available to you.​​​​  This is the ideal introduction to the Accredited Health & Communities 10 credit module at level 3.
Dates and times
Wednesday 26 April 2017 - Wednesday 24 May 2017
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Palmerston Community Learning Centre
Non-accredited. Select "Health &  Social Care
201617_1" on the enrolment form.​

Introduction to Health & Social Care


Learn about the wide range of interesting opportunities there are in the field of Health and Social Care. Find out more about part time and full time courses that you can undertake and the career opportunities available to you.​​​

Dates and times
Friday 28 April 2017 - Friday 26 May 2017
9.30 am - 11.30 am
Venue: Taff Housing
Non-accredited. Select "Health &  Social Care
201617_2" on the enrolment form.

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
Friday 28 April 2017 - Friday 26 May 2017
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Women Connect First

Non-accredited. Select "Complementary Therapies 201617_3" on the enrolment form.
(Priority will be given to Women Connect First participants).

Employability


This course looks at your existing skills and how to build on them to reach your goals. It is about exploring your expectations and experiences and recognising achievements through your life journey. There will be help with CV’s and interview practice.
Dates and times
Wednesday 26 April 2017 - Wednesday 24 May 2017
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Women Connect First

Non-accredited. Select "Employability 201617_1" on the enrolment form.
(Priority will be given to Women Connect First participants).

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
Thursday 27 April 2017 - Thursday 25 May 2017
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Grangetown Hub

Non-accredited. Select "Sociology 201617_1" on the enrolment form.