Accredited courses

To enrol on the following free accredited courses, you must have a minimum level of English, such as GCSE grade C or IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent.

Reflexology & Physiology of the Human Body

Reflexology Module
You will study: Reflexology Massage Theory, history, origins and evolution of Reflexology and Zone Therapy with current theories. The law and professional practice. Practical work on Reflex locations, charts, zones and cross reflexes and contra indications and cautions.  Basic anatomical structure relating to reflex points on the feet​​. Instruction on practical work on the feet, with foot care and stress indicators. Students will need to do case studies and recorded treatments.

Physiology of the Human Body Module
Develop the knowledge of the human body in relation to a Complementary therapy treatment, covering the structure and function of: the skeletal system, muscular system, endocrine system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system, blood circulatory system, lymphatic system and integumentary system.

Students who pass both modules will be offered an interview for the Foundation Programme​ leading to:

Dates and times
Start date: Friday 22nd September 2017 - Ending: Friday 19th January 2018
Reflexology from 9.30am to 12.30pm (lunch 12.30pm to 1pm) - Physiology from 1pm to 2.30pm
Venue: Grangetown Hub

Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits​ per module (20 credits in total): Select "Joint Reflexology CEA3001 and Physiology of the Human Body CEA3002" on the enrolment form.​​​

Health and Communities

This course introduces students to the role(s) of statutory and non-statutory professionals within the community.  Looking at the skills required to understand the professional roles within housing, social care, youth work and health professionals.  It is a level 3 accredited 10 credit module which on successful completion could lead to the Foundation Certificate in Social Sciences.  Learners will also be exempt from this module when delivered as part of the Foundation programme. Students must have a minimum of English GCSE grade C or equivalent to enrol on this course. (Students are only able to complete one accredited module with Widening Access)


Dates and times
Friday 22nd September 2017 - Friday 15th December 2017
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Ely Hub
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Health and Communities SCM3005" on the enrolment form.​​​   FULLY BOOKED

Youth & Community Work

This course helps you to recognise the roles & skills required and apply the principles that underpin youth & community work. You will identify and assess different communities and define the concepts of youth & young people. Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered an interview for a place on the Foundation Certificate in Social Sciences​ leading to Youth & Community Work - BA (Hons). ​​​​​​​​
Dates and times
Thursday 21st September 2017 - Thursday 14th December 2017
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Willows High School

Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select " Youth & Community Work CEA3014" on the enrolment form.​​​

Strengthening School Governance

Are you a Cardiff School Governor who would like to improve knowledge and confidence in your role or are you thinking of becoming a School Governor?

Cardiff Metropolitan University's Widening Access team in partnership with Cardiff School of Education is offering a FREE 12 hour short course accredited at level 3 with the aim of:

  • Strengthening Governance
  • Improving academic and professional confidence
  • Raising aspirations
  • Developing Critical Thinking
  • Improving Questioning Skills
  • Appling key features of Welsh education policy to the context of school improvement
  • Successful completion of this course can provide a pathway for further study at Cardiff Metropolitan University through the foundation and undergraduate programme. Applicants need to have GCSE grade C or above or equivalent to attend this course.
Dates and times
Wednesday 10 January 2018 - Wednesday 28 February 2018 (no class in half-term)
6pm - 8pm
Venue: Willows High School

Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits.

Select "Strenghtening School Governance SCM3008" on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Teaching Adults

This is a 10-credit level 3 accredited course that aims to raise aspirations and encourage students interested in teaching as a profession.   The course raises awareness of the skills needed to be an effective teacher of adults and students motivation.  It looks at the roles and responsibilities of the adult education tutor, effective teaching and learning methods and learning styles.  Students will complete a portfolio and deliver a presentation at the end of the course for assessment.

The course provides a progression route to the PCET or PGCE teaching courses.

Dates and times
8 November 2017 - 20 December 2017
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Cadwyn Housing
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Teaching  Adults SCM3006" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​