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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.

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. The course will allow learners to recognize the roles and skills of the professionals involved in a healthy community, understand the principles underlying this area of work, understand the roles within contemporary society and identify & assess a variety of appropriate interventions. Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered an interview for the Foundation course in Social Sciences.


 

Dates and times
Every Monday: 2nd March 2020 - 27th April 2020
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Ely & Caerau Community Hub
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Communities and Health SCM3005" 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 Youth and Community work and, depending on experience and qualifications, may be able to progress onto the BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work or PGDip pathways.


Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 22nd April 2020 - 15th July 2020
9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: The Dusty Forge
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Youth and Community 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. 
Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 22nd April 2020 - 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. You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? This course will give you an insight into the different areas that you need to consider such as the feasibility study, creating a business plan, start-up support and marketing & promotion.

Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 22nd April 2020 - 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.