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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 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
Mondays 29th April 2019 - Monday 3rd June 2019 (no class on Bank Holidays 6th & 27th May)
9.30am - 2.00pm (lunch 11.30am-12 noon)
Venue: Learning Lounge, Willows High School

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
Tuesdays 30th April 2019 - Tuesday 23rd July 2019
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Rumney/Trowbridge area (Venue to be advised)
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Youth and Community CEA3014" on the enrolment form.​​​