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 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.

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 Youth and Community Work and, depending on experience and qualifications, may be able to progress onto the BA(Hons) Youth and Community Work or Youth & Community Work - PgD / Education: Youth and Community Work - MA. ​​​​​​​​
Dates and times
Every Friday 8th November 2019 - Friday 20th December 2019
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Willows High School

Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select " Youth & Community Work CEA3014" 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 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
Every Monday 11th November 2019 - Monday 9th December 2019
9.30am - 1pm
Venue: Cardiff West Community High School

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

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.

Dates and times
Every Thursday 9th January 2020 (to be confirmed) - Thursday 4th June 2020
Reflexology from 9.30am to 12.30pm (lunch 12.30pm to 1pm) - Physiology from 1pm to 2.30pm
Venue: Barry Library

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.​​​