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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.

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 teaching course.

Dates and times
Mondays 3rd February 2020 - Monday 23rd March 2020
6pm - 9pm
Venue: Palmerston Community Learning Centre
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Teaching  Adults SCM3006" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​

Communities and Health


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
Mondays 2nd March 2020 - Monday 6th April 2020
9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Ely Hub
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Communities and Health SCM3005" 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 Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - Wednesday 10th June 2020
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Taff Housing

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

Starting Your Own Enterprise


​Build knowledge, confidence and skills for potential and aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own micro, small and medium enterprises and/or social enterprises. This course will also help owners/managers to run their current enterprises more effectively.

Dates and times
Wednesdays 22nd April 2020 - Wednesday 17th June 2020
10am - 1pm
Venue: The Wallich (BOSS)

​Level3 accredited- 10 university credits. Select 'Starting Your Own Enterprise - The Wallich SCM3009' on the enrolment form.