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 Non-accredited courses

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

Password Knowledge Test

Reserved for for Learners on our Preparing for Academic IELTS classes at Cardiff Met (or on the waiting list for these classes).

You will be given an opportunity to assess your academic English level by sitting the Password Knowledge Test which will provide you with an accurate level of your grammar and vocabulary levels.


Dates and times
Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Wednesday 9th January 2019
1.30pm - 3pm
Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan University - Llandaff Campus


Please select 'Password Knowledge Test 201819_1' on the enrolment form.

Introduction to School Governance

​Have you ever thought of becoming a Cardiff School Governor, or are you a new School Governor? Would you like to improve your knowledge and confidence?

Cardiff Metropolitan University's Widening Access team in partnership with Cardiff School of Education is offering a FREE 5 week short course with the aim of:
o Raising aspirations
o Improving confidence
o Improving questioning skills
o Developing critical thinking
o Strengthening Governance

Successful completion of this course could lead to a level 3 accredited module and provide a pathway for further study at Cardiff Metropolitan University through the foundation and undergraduate programme.

Dates and times
Wednesdays 16th January 2019 - Wednesday 13th February 2019
6pm - 8pm
Venue: Willows High School

​Non-accredited. Select "School Governance 201819_1" on the enrolment form. 

Environmental Health

Interested in health and wellbeing? Curious about how we can influence our natural and built environment to maximise them both? This two day course will introduce you to the five areas of Environmental Health practice: Food Safety, Built Environment, Pollution Control, Health & Safety and Public Health.

This course will explore both the proactive and reactive roles of an environmental health professional and is designed to develop team working and leadership skills alongside the knowledge gained. It is interactive and participant led and provides an excellent introduction to the BSc Environmental Health course.

Dates and times
Thursday 17th January 2019 - Friday 18th January 2019
9.30am - 12 noon
Venue: Taff Housing

Non-accredited (2 day course).

Select "Environmental Health 201819_1" on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Complementary Therapies

This introductory course will give an overview of therapies in general, to gain a knowledge of the history and theory of Complementary Therapies. The course will be a mix of basic theory and practical application and is intended to be enjoyable, fun and motivating! It is also an excellent introduction to the 10 credit Level 3 Reflexology module, and Anatomy and Physiology module run in the community.​​​​

Dates and times
Wednesday 16th January 2019 - Thursday 13th February 2019
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Barry Library

​Non-accredited. Select "Complementary Therapies 201819_2" on the enrolment form.

Housing Studies

Why can't we build more housing? What is Welfare Reform? What do the new changes to benefits mean for me?

This course looks at current issues in housing and how people can become involved in housing in their communities and as a career. Housing is a growing sector which offers a range of rewarding careers, with many different job roles and lots of opportunities.

This course is especially suitable for tenants and residents who want to develop their skills and knowledge, adults thinking about returning to education or a career change, or anyone wishing to develop new skills.

Many opportunities exist within the public, private or voluntary sectors where you can work and volunteer in areas such as housing advice, housing support, homelessness prevention and tenant participation. This short course is a friendly and informal introduction to the BSc(Hons) Housing Studies degree at Cardiff Met.


Anyone with an interest in housing and getting involved their community is welcome to join.

Dates and times
Monday 28th January 2019 and Monday 4th February 2019 - 2 day course
10am - 3pm
Venue: Bron Afon Community Housing


Select "Housing Studies 201819_2" on the enrolment form.


This introductory course will help you gain confidence and try a variety of hand and sewing machine skills. If you have a machine, you are welcome to bring this with you and find out how to get the best out of it.​​​

Dates and times
Tuesdays 5th March 2019 - Tuesday 2nd April 2019
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Adamsdown Primary School

Non-accredited. Select "Sewing 201819_1" on the enrolment form.