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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: 13th January 2021 - 17th March 20201
7pm - 9pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Teaching  Adults SCM3006" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​

Communities & Health


This course introduces students to the 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. Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered an interview for the Foundation course in Social Sciences.


Dates and times
Every Tuesday: 12th January 2021 - 2nd March 2021
10.00am - 1pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

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

Housing and Community Studies


This is a 10-credit level 3 accredited course that aims to raise aspirations for students interested in a career in housing. The main aim is to develop an understanding of housing, tenant participation and community involvement.  The course looks at exploring the meaning of home, housing and social policies & how they impact communities, and the skills required to become an active tenant or community member. Students will complete a portfolio and deliver a presentation at the end of the course for assessment. This course provides a progression route to the HNC or BSc (Hons) Housing Studies pathways.


Dates and times
Every Monday: 22nd February 2021 - 12th April 20201 (No session will be held on 29 March, & 5 April 2021) January 2021)
10am - 1pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Housing and Community Studies SCM3010" on the enrolment form.​​​​​​​