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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 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
Thursdays 7th,14th, 21st July & 11th August 2022 (6pm-9pm) -
and Saturdays 9th July & 6th August 2022 (10am-4pm) -
Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan Cyncoed Campus
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Introduction to Youth and Community CEA3014" 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 Wednesday: 14th September 2022 - 23rd November 2022
7pm - 9pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams
Level 3 accredited - 10 university credits. Select "Teaching  Adults SCM3006" 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 Monday: 17th October 2022 - 12th December 2022
10am - 1pm
Venue: Caer Heritage Centre, Ely

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