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Widening Access - Adult Learning

Widening Access - Adult Education

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cardiff Metropolitan University's Widening Access team aims to ensure that people of any background or ethnic group over the age of 18 are given a fair and equal opportunity to study here in a supported manner. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who has the determination, skills and desire to access Higher Education should be able to do so.

If you are a mature student, adult learner or interested in learning in your community and want to try a short course for progression into the university, then we can help. We work with communities offering opportunities to non-traditional learners which are accessible​ and flexible. The courses on offer are part-time, bite sized learning programmes designed to widen participation to higher education.

Widening Access Courses Brochure​

Click here to see our 'Widening Access Courses'​ brochure which contains information on all of our courses and the progression opportunities available.

Our short courses are open to all adults over 18 years old. However, priority is given to learners who:

  • live in areas of multiple deprivation​
  • have not accessed Higher Education opportunities
  • are claiming Government Benefits (excluding child benefit)
  • are on low incomes or facing ‘in work poverty’
  • are a full-time unpaid carer or care leaver
  • have been referred by one of our partner organisations.​​

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We run both accredited and Non-accredited​ course​s throughout Cardiff. Enrol on one today.

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