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.

Introduction to Psychology


This course will introduce students to some of the key perspectives in psychology, for example: biological, cognitive, behaviourist and psychodynamic perspective. In addition, it will allow students to develop an understanding of how these perspectives apply to social psychology. This accredited module will explore areas such as the self, social influence, prejudice and discrimination and pro-social and anti-social behaviour. This module also demonstrates how theoretical explanations in the above areas are applied to real world scenarios; it also demonstrates how the discipline links with other modules within the university, such as health and social care, sociology and youth & community work. Learners who pass this module's assessment will be offered a place on 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
Monday 12 September - Monday 7 November 2016
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Grangetown Hub
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Psychology CEA3009" on the enrolment form.​​​

Introduction to Youth and 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). ​​​​​​​​

To enrol on this accredited course, you must have a minimum level of English, such as GCSE grade C or IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent.​

Dates and times
Monday 19 September 2016 - Monday 12 December 2016
10.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: St Philip Evans Community Centre
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Youth and Community CEA3014" 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)

 

Dates and times
Wednesday 21September 2016 - Wednesday14 December 2016
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Dusty Forge
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Health and Communities SCEM3005" on the enrolment form.​​​

Transferable Business Skills


This module has been designed to introduce the participants to the skills that they will need for day to day life as well as the world of employment. These “softer skills” are increasingly seen as a vital element to employees in the 21st century.


On completion the students will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the con​​cepts of personality, perception, motivation and group dynamics and their influence on individual attitudes and employability opportunities; Discuss the roles and responsibility of individuals with regards to leadership skills, goals and objectives setting whilst acknowledging individual needs, expectations and attitudes; Outline and analyse the communication process that occurs within different situations and how it can be applied in practical problem solving situations; Explore how group behaviour and team processes can impact upon individuals and companies; Recognise the importance of effective communication, cultural awareness & time management when working in groups. 
 
Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered an interview on the Foundation Programme in the School of Management.
Dates and times
Saturday 24 September 2016 - Saturday 22 October 2016
10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue: Rumney Hub
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Transferable Business Skills CEA3003" on the enrolment form.​​​