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 Non-accredited courses

To enrol on the following free non-accredited courses, there is no minimum entry requirement.

Introduction to Communities & Health


The session will last two hours and will cover three themes:
Overview of community and health – This will include a discussion of the connection between individual health and the impact of the communities we live in.
The services tasked with looking after communities and health – this will be an overview of health and social care professions, values and legislation.
Possible career paths – this will provide an overview of the different paths these courses will lead to.
The session is designed to be interactive, drawing on participants lived experiences to make the connections to community and health. The session is suitable for people who are interested in working in health and social care roles and should provide some suggested pathways into these careers. There will also be an opportunity to talk about the transition to student and some of the key skills required. Essential resources will be provided.
Dates and times
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - Tuesday 22nd September 2020
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online via Zoom and Mentimeter

​​Non-accredited. Select 'Introduction to Communities & Health_1 202021_1' on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Psychology


This taster course will provide an introduction into the study of psychology. This fully interactive session will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and will provide short bite-sized sessions covering the following core areas:

Social behaviour of people

Understanding the brain to understand behaviour

The session is suitable for people who are interested in psychology and will provide some suggested pathways into further study. Learners will be encouraged to build their confidence by participating in a safe and supportive environment.

Dates and times
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - Tuesday 22nd September 2020
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​Non-accredited. Select 'Introduction to Psychology 2020121_1' on the enrolment form.

Preparing for Academic IELTS


If you are interested in studying at University but English is not your first language, you may have some concerns about accessing learning opportunities. This 2-hour taster session is a great opportunity for anyone in that position. This fully interactive session will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and will provide short bite-sized exercises covering the following core areas:
 
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

Learners will be encouraged to build their confidence by participating in a safe, supportive environment and will then  receive signposting to future learning opportunities. This course is targeted at those who would like to reach a level 6 in order to access Higher Education and utilise their existing international qualifications. Course material will be available to download.


Dates and times
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 - Wednesday 23rd September 2020
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​Non-accredited. Select 'Preparing for Academic IETLS 202021_1' on the enrolment form.

Writing for Fun ( 2 days)


Delivered in two interactive sessions each of 2 hours duration, this course will introduce students to the basic principles of creative writing and short stories. You will explore techniques and styles in order to inspire you to produce your own original pieces of writing, including experimenting with different genres and generating creative ideas.
 
The course will improve your confidence in your ability and knowledge of creative writing. These bite-size sessions are suitable for all and aim to develop each individual’s own creative ability and encourage learners to explore their own creativity through the medium of writing. A group session ensures everyone can contribute, offer constructive criticism and share ideas to further the learning experience. 
 
Worksheets will be available to download and the commitment of two hours over each of the two days will enable some homework to be done in between, offering a further opportunity to develop their work.  Learners can expect to learn the basics of crafting a short story or creative piece, develop ideas and reflect on the process of writing.  The course is intended to be fun and interactive with each individual working at their own pace with plenty of support. Course material will be provided.
Dates and times
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 (Part 1) - and Friday 25th September 2020 (Part 2)
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​Non accredited. Select 'Writing for Fun 202021_1' on the Enrolment Form.

My experience as an Adult Learner


Do you know want to know what's it like being an adult learner at Cardiff Met? Listen to our Learners stories as they share their experience of returning to education and starting their own learning journeys.


Dates and times
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Venue: Online - YouTube

​Enrolment NOT REQUIRED.