Non Accredited Courses

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

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
Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Wednesday 18 January 2017
10am - 3pm
Venue: Cadwyn Housing
Non-accredited. Select "Photography 201617_2" on the enrolment form.​

Islamic Finance


A five week short course covering 'The Basics of Islamic Finance' offering an insight into the Islamic law, principles and prohibitions used in Islamic Financial contracts. It offers a beginners' insight into some of the current products and services available in the financial markets. Develop your knowledge and skills for employment or further study.

Dates and times
Wednesday 18 January 2017 - Wednesday 15 February 2017
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Women Connect First

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

Priority will be given to those members of Women Connect First.

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 7 April 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 18 January 2017 - Wednesday 15 February 2017
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Palmerston Community Learning Centre
Non-accredited. Select "Health &  Social Care
201617_1" 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
Tuesday 17 January 2017 - Tuesday 14 February 2017
9.15am - 11.15am
Venue: Adamsdown Primary School

Non-accredited. Select "Complementary Therapies 201617_2" on the enrolment form.

Priority will be given to parents/guardians of children in Severn Road Primary School)