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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 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 Monday: 28th February 2022 - 4th April 2022
10am - 1pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

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

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: 28th February 2022 - 23rd May 2022
6pm - 8pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Teaching  Adults SCM3006" 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 Tuesday: 1st March 2022 - 3rd May 2022
10.00am - 1pm
Venue: To be confirmed

​Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Communities & 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 Tuesday: 26th April 2022 - 21st June 2022
9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: To be confirmed
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Youth and Community CEA3014" on the enrolment form.​​​