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 Non-accredited courses

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

Advanced Creative Writing


​This course aims to build on your writing skills, improve your knowledge of the craft and work towards developing a complete short story. There will be an emphasis on technical skills, we will explore the process of editing and  looking at revision techniques to craft our written piece.  Group support in the form of workshopping and guided exercises will help each individual to achieve their potential and produce a polished finished piece that we aim to publish online.

Dates and times
Every Tuesday: 13th April 2021 - 11th May 2021
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​Non-accredited. Select 'Advanced Creative Writing 2021_2' on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Youth & Community Education


More and more people are keen to make a difference in their communities but lack the knowledge about how best to get involved. This course is designed as an introduction for those who wish to undertake professional training in youth and community work and those who would like to know more about studying in this area. It is ideal for people who care about their community and want to know more, and it is also good for youth or community workers with little previous experience of studying. Themes that will be developed within the course include: learning from experience, coping in new surroundings and understanding others. This course will provide an insight into the roles and skills required by those working with young people in the community. You will identify and assess different communities and define the concepts of youth and young people.

Dates and times
Every Tuesday: 13th April 2021 - 11th May 2021
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

​Non accredited. Select 'Introduction to Youth & Community Education 2021_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: 14th April 2021 - 12th May 2021
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​​Non-accredited. Select 'Writing for Fun and Blogging 2021_1' on the enrolment form.

Developing Meeting & Committee Skills


​This course will provide an introduction and insight into how meetings for boards and committees should be conducted effectively and the protocols required for different meeting structures. We will consider the key roles, such as chair, secretary and the part they play in ensuring meetings are effective and streamlined. We will also look at the skills required to be fully involved in meeting processes as well as, how your individual skills can be developed and enhanced. The sessions are designed to be interactive with group discussion and experience sharing but no experience is needed to attend.

Dates and times
Every Wednesday: 14th April 2021 - 19th May 2021
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​​Non-accredited. Select 'Developing Meeting & Committee Skills 2021_1' on the enrolment form.

Online Confidence & Planning Your Future


​This 5 week course will look at your existing online proficiency and how this can be improved. We will look at communication skills online, including body language and improving confidence, and how these need to be adapted to different online scenarios such as interviews and online learning. We will look at how to build a CV suitable for the online environment and look at goal setting with individual signposting on how to move forward and plan your future.

Dates and times
Every Thursday: 15th April 2021 - 29th April 2021
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

​Non-accredited. Select 'Online Confidence & Planning Your Future 2021_3' on the enrolment form.

Introduction to Sociology


This 2-hour taster session 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
Thursday 22nd April 2021 - Thursday 22nd April 2021
10am - 12 noon
Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams

Non-accredited. Select "Sociology 2021_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.