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:

 ​Induction: Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 9.30am
Dates and times
Start date: Tuesday 7th March 2017 - Ending: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Reflexology from 9.30am to 12 noon (lunch 12 noon to 12.30pm) - Physiology 12.30pm to 2pm
Venue: Adamsdown Primary School

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.​​​

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 the assessment on this module will be offered a place on the Foundation Course in Social Sciences​ leading to Psychology - BSc (Hons) or other courses from the Health Science department.

​​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 22 February 2016 - Monday 25th April 2016
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Western Leisure Centre

Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Psychology CEA3009" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​​​

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
Tuesday 25 April 2017 - Tuesday 18 July 2017
7pm - 9pm
Venue: Abertillery Youth Centre

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

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 8 May 2017 - Monday 3 July 2017
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: To be confirmed

Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Psychology CEA3009" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​