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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.

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 Monday: 23rd January 2023 - 27th March 2023
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Palmerston Community Education Centre
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Teaching  Adults SCM3006" 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
Every Tuesday: 10th January 2023 - 18th April 2023
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Ely & Caerau Community Hub

​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 an interview for a place on the Foundation Certificate in Social Sciences​. 
Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 1st March 2023 - 19th April 2023
9.15am - 11.45am
Venue: Willows High School

Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "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 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 Tuesday: 18th April 2023 - 13th June 2023
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Our Place: Dusty Forge, Ely & Caerau
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Youth and Community CEA3014" on the enrolment form.​​​