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 Non-accredited courses

To enrol on the following free non-accredited courses, there is no minimum entry requirement.

Introduction to Health & Social Care


​During this session you will learn about the wide range of interesting opportunities there are for you within the field of Health & Social Care. You will gain an insight into the laws within Health & Social Care, along with an introduction to communication skills, partnership working and professional practice. The session is designed to be interactive, drawing on participants lived experiences to make the connections to community and health. The session is suitable for people who are interested in working in health and social care roles and should provide some suggested pathways into these careers. There will also be an opportunity to talk about the transition to student and some of the key skills required.

Dates and times
Every Monday: 20th September 2021 - 18th October 2021
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​​​Non-accredited. Select 'Introduction to Health & Social Care 2122_1' on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Sociology


​This course is designed for those who are interested to understand how social, cultural, political and economic issues shape individual actions and beliefs. Through this introduction, students will be able to identify examples to illustrate how sociology helps us to critically explore the everyday things we take for granted. There will also be an opportunity to discover how relevant sociology is in broadening both vocational and academic careers.

Dates and times
Every Tuesday: 21st September 2021 - 19th October 2021
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​​​​Non-accredited. Select 'Introduction to Sociology 2122_1' on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Artistic Sketching


​This online course will explore the basic techniques to get started with drawing, from realism to abstract expression. You will learn basic drawing techniques and hone your skills to improve your work. This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who want to improve their skills. In order to fully participate in this course you will need to provide a sketch book / sketching paper (thicker the better), drawing pencils – 6b, 4b, b & hb or above, sharpener and a putty rubber.

Dates and times
Tuesdays 21st September 2021 - 19th October 2021
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​Non-accredited. Select 'Introduction to Academic Sketching 2122_1' on the enrolment form.

Writing for Fun and Blogging


This 5 week course aims to help you to express your ideas, opinions and stories through the written word. Learn how to express yourself and successfully communicate your ideas to an audience.  We will explore creative expression, by looking at how we craft journals, articles and features and navigate online platforms in the form of blogging. You will gain confidence in your ability to express yourself and then explore online platforms.  You can share your views on a subject or interest with a small group of people or to a wider audience, this is highly interactive and a great way to engage instantly with a whole new group of people and ideas. Whether you want to write for yourself, produce your own articles and stories or share your ideas with the wider world , this course will give you the basic skills to start your journey and sign post you to further engagement with the online world of communication and all that has to offer. All levels are welcome. This is an introduction and will give you plenty of advice and confidence in all aspects of expression through the written word, as well as having fun.


Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 22nd September 2021 - 20th October 2021
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​​Non-accredited. Select 'Writing for Fun and Blogging 2122_1' on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Psychology


Psychology is a fascinatingly diverse subject that appeals to many people. From the course you will gain an introduction into the study of psychology through consideration of some of the main subject areas such as social behaviour of people, child development and understanding the brain to understand behaviour. We will also introduce the types of methods that psychologists use to understand human behaviour. Each workshop will involve mini-lectures as well as practical activities to aid an understanding of the research base of psychology.

Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 22nd September 2021 - 20th October 2021
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​Non-accredited. Select 'Introduction to Psychology 2122_1' on the enrolment form.

Creative Writing


Ever wanted to write your own story? This introductory course is ideal for both beginners and those wanting to hone their skills. Learn the fundamentals of short fiction and poetry. You will analyse writing from various genres and take part in writing exercises designed to teach you the fundamentals of form, description, characterisation, imagery and voice. You will be equipped with the skills to generate your own poems and stories while learning how to develop your own writing voice. 

Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 3rd November 2021 - 1st December 2021
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

Non-accredited. Select "Creative Writing 2122_1" on the enrolment form.

My experience as an Adult Learner


Do you know want to know what's it like being an adult learner at Cardiff Met? Listen to our Learners stories as they share their experience of returning to education and starting their own learning journeys.


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Venue: Online - YouTube

​Enrolment NOT REQUIRED.