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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
Every Wednesday: 22nd September 2021 - 24th November 2021
7pm - 9pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Teaching  Adults SCM3006" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​

Housing and Community Studies

​The main aim of this course is to develop a broader understanding of housing policy and regulation, tenant participation and community involvement. During the course, you will look at the role of social housing in the UK housing market, along with the governance and regulatory arrangements under which social housing operates in Wales. We will consider a range of ways in which tenants can be involved and empowered to shape their communities by informing practice.

This is a good introduction for people who would like to study on the BA (Hons) Housing Studies course.

Dates and times
Every Tuesday: 2nd November 2021 - 30th November 2021
10am - 1pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Housing and Community Studies SCM3010" on the enrolment form.​​​

Children and Childhood in the Early Years

This course will examine the role of play in early childhood and the role of parents/carers in the education and development of children. It will look at the main issues, theories and aspects related to working with parents/carers. It explores the concept of family, diversity and the role of the media and the influence of a wider society. This course is intended to offer students who do well and pass the assessments a pathway to progress to the BA (Hons) Early Years Education and Professional Practice with Early Years Practitioner Status (EYPS) programme. 

Dates and times
Tuesdays: 2nd November 2021 - 8th February 2022
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​Level 3 accredited - 10 University credits. Select 'Children and Childhood in the Early Years' 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: 3rd November 2021 - 15th December 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

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

Communities & Health

This course introduces students to role(s) of the 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: 8th November 2021 - 24th January 2022
10.00am - 1pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Communities & Health SCM3005" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​