Cardiff Met Widening Access Courses

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What is Widening Access? How can you take part in learning?  


Community Outreach Summer School

Examples of how you can get from the community courses to University and beyond  

How to get qualified and get a career in Youth and Community Work How to get qualified for a career using Psychology

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Non Accredited Courses


Accredited Courses


Foundation Courses


Some feedback from our learners


Frequently asked questions!


What is Widening Access? At Cardiff Metropolitan University we aim to ensure that adults of any background or ethnic group are given a fair and equal opportunity to study in a supported manner. We are committed to ensuring that everyone with the determination, skills and desire to access Higher Education should be able to do so. We work to provide opportunities for learners in their own communities, targeting those who have not previously had the opportunity to study in Higher Education. If for whatever reason, in the past, you may have felt that a higher education is not for you, we have introduced a range of short courses which are designed to provide a pathway to study at University. We will consider a wide range of entry qualifications for full-time and part-time study. Very often experience counts for a lot and each person who wants to study with us is looked at on a case by case basis.

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An advisory service is available for those who are not sure which programme is best for them or who do not know if their current qualifications are acceptable for entry onto the programme of their choice.

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How can you take part in learning? Community Outreach At Cardiff Met we understand how important it is to work closely with local communities to help raise aspirations and encourage people who may think higher education is “not for them” to start thinking about the opportunities available to them. We work with partner organizations to bring learning to the local community. We are committed to working with a wide range of partners to develop projects and activities which give as wide a range of people as possible the chance to try new forms of learning, in their own communities. We put on free taster and level 3 accredited courses in communities throughout the year for adults who are interested in trying something new or looking to develop their skills. Courses can be linked to subjects that you can then take up at a higher level at Cardiff Met. For examples of courses currently running visit:

Cardiff Met Summer School The Cardiff Met Summer School is run each June and provides an opportunity for adults to try some new learning for free. We offer a wide range of free courses on campus where you are able to see all the facilities available when studying at Cardiff Met. Courses give an introduction to subjects that learners could then consider taking at Cardiff Met. For further details visit:


An example of how to progress from Community courses to study at University At Cardiff Met we design our courses to offer a taste of a particular subject studied in the community which can offer progression and lead to University. Here is an example of one of our pathways into Higher Education:

Introduction to Psychology Free Non-Accredited Course usually delivered 2 hours a week for 5 weeks, 10 hours of learning. Delivered in the Community and our Adult Learner Summer School. Ideal for complete beginners interested in finding out more about studying Psychology in a friendly environment.

Introducing the Social Sciences: Psychology Module Free Accredited Course (level 3) usually delivered 3 hours a week for 8 weeks, 24 hours of learning. This module is delivered in the community. This course will introduce students to some of the key perspectives in psychology, for example biological, cognitive behavours and pshchodynamic perspective. Those who successfully complete the course are guaranteed a place on the Foundation in Social Sciences.

Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences This course is also intended to widen access and participation for 'return to learning' students who wish to embark upon an Honours degree programme. The course will develop your confidence and competence in acquiring the study skills required to embark upon a social science Honours degree such as BSc (Hons) Psychology.


BSc (Hons) Psychology The course is professionally accreditited by the British Psychological Society. The first year introduces all the key skills and knowledge to be developed over the three years of the full-time programme. The second year develops core knowledge and skills required for the British Psychological Society accreditation. Furthermore, we offer work-based learning opportunities here. In the final year you will undertake your own research in an area of psychology that interests you, and complete a range of optional modules. You will be supported throughout your studies by an assigned personal tutor, as well as lecturers in all the modules

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Career Employability We support students in gaining as much experience as they can during their studies with us. The second year offers further opportunities to gain experience with a volunteering and work-based learning module. This encourages the application of psychological knowledge to real-world situations. The course is an ideal foundation for further study in postgraduate psychology courses leading to a qualification as an occupational, educational, clinical, and forensic or health psychologist, and also leads to other postgraduate courses such as PGCE. Graduates will also be able to enter careers in personnel management, advertising, health promotion and many areas of industry. For further information on careers:


Example of Learner’s Journey Leah’s Journey I attended Willows High School and left with all my GCSE’s at grades B and C. I went straight into a hairdressing apprenticeship and worked towards my level one, two and three NVQ in hairdressing while working in a salon. I have worked in many salons across Cardiff and gained ten years’ experience. For five of those years I was a mobile hairdresser offering my hairdressing services to my regular clientele around Cardiff in the comfort of their own home. Being unsure about what I really wanted to do was something that always held me back, that is why I attended Cardiff Met’s Summer school where they do taster days. After this, I applied to do my PCET/PGCE. I also think money and giving up work hours to do a course was always a reason for not studying. Student Finance helped with this I started teaching with ACT Training, by doing my work experience there and showing them, I was eager to work. As soon as there was a job opening, I applied straight away and was offered the job. I am now working with adults with learning difficulties and am very happy, I really enjoy going to work everyday. I consider myself a hands on person, rather than academic. I struggled at first, but cannot believe how much I have improved and I have even shocked myself looking back at my growth. Previously my confidence held me back, when I started the course I was too petrified to even stand in front of the class and read something out. I cannot believe that I now stand in front of groups of adults daily without a second thought. Technology was another struggle, I could not even format my first essay, I spent days trying to change the font and 6

layout to meet standards, but again, my skills have improved massively, and I use technology in my new job daily. The Tutors at Cardiff Met are always available; I could ring my tutors, email them or arrange a chat anytime, they offer great support. My boyfriend is a great emotional support, helping me deal with the stress of juggling everything. He helps me break things down and reminds me when times are tough that I have grown massively and half way to my end goal. My mother in law is also great, she has done this course herself and teaches IT, so she helped me with formatting and using technology I was unfamiliar with. My advice to new Learners would be don’t be afraid to ask for help, there is always help available. I have made great friends and contacts in Cardiff Met and I gained my job before I even finished the course and I am earning more money,

Well-presented and well taught

If I had known it would feel this good I would have tried harder in school :)

Widening Access course is a very good idea to inform and motivate people interested in getting better skills, information and knowledge

It is a good course for me to progress to Cardiff Met Uni

The best course, I enjoyed it

Course was great, tutor had great knowledge and personal skills, met lovely people - Helped me with my choices The course is really good and it gives the confidence needed to go into education again

We need more courses like this

Student Comments What our students say about our courses Oh my god thank you so much, I feel amazing and shocked, oooo I’m going to University :)

Thank you for making the impossible, possible. Very much enjoyed the course, only wish we could extend it further. Would like to do this again, thanks

Fantastic tutor, very supportive, learning new things I have thoroughly enjoyed the course

It changed my life and thinking

Great course. Excellent tutors. Easy to find location. Good transport links





This course gives an introduction to aromatherapy and the different properties of the oils. You will learn some practical techniques and how to do a simple hand and arm massage.

Non-accredited Taster Course

Complementary Therapies This introductory course will give an overview of Complementary Therapies with more specific information on some of the different therapies available along eith their benefits. You will learn how to carry out a simple routine as a group.


There will be a basic introduction to Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage and Reflexology. The course will be a mix of basic theory and practical application and is intended to be enjoyable, fun and motivating!

Non-accredited Taster / Introductory Courses

Accredited Modules Level 3 - 10 credits

Foundation Programme

Degree Courses Complementary Healthcare (with practioner status) BSC (Hons) Complementary Healthcare (inc. Foundation)

Reflexology CEA3001 Aromatherapy Complementary therapies

and Anatomy & Physiology CEA3002

Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences

(these need to be studied together)

Diploma in Complementary Healthcare (DipHE) Continuing Education Award in Aromatherapy Continuing Eduation Award in Holistic Massage Continuing Education Award in Reflexology



To study any Accredited course requires GCSE English at Grade C or equivalent Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Anatomy and Physiology CEA3002

Develop knowledge of the human body in relation to a complementary therapy treatment. Covering the structure and function of: the skeletal system, muscular system, endocrine system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system, blood circulatory system, lymphatic system and Integumentary system. Learners who pass these modules will be offered an interview for the Foundation Programme.

This must be studied along with Anatomy and Physiology (CEA3002) You will study:


This must be studied along with Reflexology (CEA3001)

Reflexology CEA3001

Reflexology Massage Theory, history, origins and evolution of Reflexology and Zone Therapy with current theories. The law and professional practice. Practical work on Reflex locations, charts, zones and cross reflexes and contra indications and cautions. Basic anatomical structure relating to reflex points on the feet. Instruction on practical work on the feet, with foot care and stress indicators. Students will need to do case studies and recorded treatments. Learners who pass these modules will be offered an interview for the Foundation Programme.


Foundation BSc Health Sciences


Complementary Healthcare (with practioner status) BSc (Hons) CARDIFF SCHOOL OF SPORT & HEALTH SCIENCES


Non-accredited Taster Course

Environmental Health Interested in health and wellbeing? Curious about how we can influence our natural and built environments to maximise them both? This course will introduce you to the five areas of Environmental Health Practice: Food Safety, Built Environment, Pollution Control, Health & Safety and Public Health. This course will explore both the proactive and reactive roles of an environmental health professional and is designed to develop team working and leadership skills alongside the knowledge gained.

Non-accredited Taster Course

Health and Social Care During this session you will learn about the wide range of interesting opportunities there are for you within the field of Health and 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.

Non-accredited Taster Course

Healthy Eating / Cooking on a Budget This course has been designed to introduce the participants to the concept of Healthy Eating for all of the family and how to overcome some issues that they might face. It will be predominantly a practical course with most weeks involving a hands on approach in the kitchen. It is also designed to initiate group discussion and will be tailored to the needs of each particular group.



Non-accredited Taster Course

Housing Studies Why can’t we build more housing? What is Welfare Reform? What do the new changes to benefits mean for me? This course looks at current issues in housing and how people can become involved in housing in their communities and as a career. Housing is a growing sector which offers a range of rewarding careers, with many different job roles and lots of opportunities. This course is especially suitable for tenants and residents who want to develop their skills and knowledge, adults thinking about returning to education or a career change or anyone wishing to develop new skills. Many opportunities exist within the public, private or voluntary sectors where you can work and volunteer in areas such as housing advice, housing support, homelessness prevention and tenant participation. Anyone with an intersest in housing and getting involved in their community is welcome to join.

Non-accredited Taster Course

Migration and Globalisation What do we really know about migration? It has been part of human history since before biblical times, but today’s migrations can cause turmoil and hatred. This course will look at why people migrate from one country to another, whether they can ever go ‘home’ and what the consequences are for the migrants, the places they leave behind and the places where they arrive.

Non-accredited Taster Course

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.



Non-accredited Taster Course

Sociology This course will explore issues in society through sociology. It will cover a basic understanding of sociology and develop an overview of sociological theory.

Non-accredited Taster Course

The Truth About Sugar The main aim of this short course is to introduce dierent types of sugar and look at techniques to reduce and/or replace sugar in food. You will look into the eect of sugar on health and the advantages and disadvantages of using sugar in food. Students will be introduced to sugar substitutes such as fruits, syrups, vegetables, sweeteners and how they can replace or reduce sugar.


A L L tA S t E R C o U R S E S P R o G R E S S o N t o A C C R E D I t E D M o D U L E S Non-accredited Taster / Introductory Courses

Accredited Modules Level 3 - 10 credits

Foundation Programme

Degree Courses

Environmental Health Health & Social Care Healthy Eating/Cooking on a Budget Housing Studies Migration & Globalisation Psychology

Communities & Health SCM3005 Psychology CEA3009

Environmental Health BSc (Hons) Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences

Sociology CEA3010

Sociology the truth about Sugar



Health & Social Care HND/Bsc (Hons) Psychology BSc (Hons)

To study any Accredited course requires GCSE English at Grade C or equivalent Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Communities & Health SCM3005

Psychology CEA3009

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.

This course will introduce students to some of the key perspectives in psychology, for example: biological, cognitive, behaviourist and psychodynamic perspective.

Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered an interview for the Foundation course in Social Sciences.

Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

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 and community work. Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered a place on the Foundation Course in Social Sciences.


Sociology CEA3010 Sociology is the study of the social world and how we as individuals are affected by it (and in our turn try to affect the world around us). This course will explore inequalities in society through a sociological lens. It will demonstrate the relevance of sociology to elements of everyday life, such as education, social class and religion. Spend two days with some of our greatest thinkers, and you will see the world in a completely different way. Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered a place on the Foundation Course in Social Sciences.

Foundation: BA/BSc Social Sciences


Degree Courses in Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences CARDIFF SCHOOL OF SPORT & HEALTH SCIENCES


CARDIFF SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN Non-accredited Taster Course

Beginners Art / Intermediate Art This course will help you to develop your drawing, painting and making skills. You will work individually and collaboratively to create exciting pieces of contemporary art and work with a range of art-making tools and approaches in order to develop finished pieces of art. You will also be introduced to a range of artists whose work is relevant to the art pieces being created. We also offer an art portfolio course which is intended to provide information for those wishing to build a portfolio to show their work for consideration to be accepted on the art courses at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Non-accredited Taster Course

Photography With or Without a Camera Can't afford a camera and don't think your mobile phone camera can take a decent photo? Think again. This beginner's course looks at the basics in photographic composition, helping you to take better photographs and identify what makes photographs appealing. It will help you to understand the equipment, whether it is the latest camera or the camera on your phone. This is a beginner's course and acts as an introduction to the subject of art and design.


Non-accredited Taster Course

Sewing / Upcycling with Stitch This workshop will explore the different functions and settings of the sewing machine where you will have a chance to sample different seams, hems and darts. We will have a basic look at patterns and measuring for a better fit. We will then use these skills to alter and fit existing clothing or upcycle into something new. The course is aimed at beginners and improvers but all levels are welcome. Machines will be provided but you can bring your own machine if you wish.



Non-accredited Taster / Introductory Courses


Foundation Programme

How to Construct Your Art & Design Portfolio

Foundation (Art & Design) via Bridgend College (based in the Arts Academy, Trade Street, Cardiff)

Beginners Art / Intermediate Art Photography with or without a Camera Sewing / Upcycling with Stitch

(this is a non accredited module)

Degree Courses Animation BA (Hons) Architectural Design & technology BSc (Hons) Artist Designer:Maker BA (Hons) Ceramics BA (Hons) Fashion Design BA (Hons) Fine Art BA (Hons) Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Illustration BA (Hons) Interior Design BA (Hons) Product Design BA/BSc (Hons) textiles BA (Hons)

or Admission directly onto an Undergraduate course

Non-accredited Taster Course

How to Construct Your Art & Design Portfolio Whether you're looking to progress onto an Art & Design foundation course, further your studies in the creative field or create a body of work for your own professional practise, this portfolio building session will help you take your skills to the next level. You will learn a variety of techniques that include page payout ideas, finishing and editing your work. Bring two or three peces of work along with you, ideally 2D pieces but 3D pieces are most welcome. It could be an experimental or a final piece or even a sketchbook filled with drawings/paintings that you'd like to showcase in your portfolio. We will work together and get your portfolio started!

LEADING to Foundation: Art & Design


Undergraduate Course

LEADING to Degree Courses in Cardiff School of Art & Design CARDIFF SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN


CARDIFF SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Non-accredited Taster Course

Event Planning This course will look at all the key components of organising an event including: Public liability, insurance, music, manual handling, health and safety, health and hygiene.  

Planning the Event Issues and considerations

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Getting the numbers Holding the Event


Non-accredited Taster Course

Islamic Finance A five week short course covering 'The Basics of Islamic Finance' offering an insight into the Islamic law, principles and prohibitions used in Islamic financial contracts. It offers a beginners' insight into some of the current products and services available in the financial markets. It will develop your knowledge and skills for employment or further study.

Non-accredited Taster Course

IT for Work / Computer Skills The course will provide participants with opportunities to produce simple documents using a word processor facility and in turn getting familiar with the keyboard. Opportunities to access the Internet will give learners the opportunities to use the computer further, outside of the classroom and to search and apply for jobs online.

Non-accredited Taster Course

Skills for Business You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? This course will give you an insight into the different areas and skills that you need to consider in order to make your idea into a reality. Topics will include: entrepreneurship, feasibility study, goal setting, start-up support, SWOT and PESTEL analysis and the areas and skills needed to create a business plan. This course will be interactive and materials will be provided which will help you to develop your ideas.



Non-accredited Taster / Introductory Courses

Event Planning

Accredited Modules Level 3 - 10 credits

Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance SCM3003

It for work/ Computer Skills

transferable Skills for Business CEA3003

Powerful Presentations

Reflective Skills SCM3004

Skills for Business

Foundation Programme

Degree Courses

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

Accounting Accounting & Finance Business & Management Studies (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons) Business Economics BA (Hons) Business Information Systems BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design & Development Computer Science Economics BSc (Hons) Events Management BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing Management International Business Management International Economics & Finance International Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons) International tourism Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons) Marketing Management

Non-accredited Taster Course

Powerful Presentations This will introduce the skills needed to produce an effective presentation using PowerPoint. 

Designing slides to create

Inserting graphics with effects

a presentation

Creating a master slide

Choosing the most effective colours

Choosing effective slide transitions

of backgrounds 

Choosing the most effective style and size of fonts

Inserting images and customising objects.

Creating effects and manipulating slides

Then participants will look at the skills needed to present their presentation confidently to an audience.



To study any Accredited course requires GCSE English at Grade C or equivalent

LEADING to Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Islamic Finance CEA3003 This course introduces students to the basic principles of Islamic Finance and the overview of some of the current financial products and services offered by the financial institutions. The course provides the learners with an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the basic Islamic Financial principles, its ethical, social and economic objectives, major prohibitions and main contracts that govern the Islamic Financial products and services. You will gain an appreciation of the ethical value proposition and the overall differences between the conventional finance and Islamic Finance.

oR Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Transferable Skills for Business CEA3003 This module has been designed to introduce the participants to the skills they will need for day to day life as well as the world of employment. These “softer skills” are increasingly seen as a vital element to employees in the 21st century. On completion the students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of personality, perception, motivation and group dynamics and their influence on individual attitudes and employability opportunities. Discuss the roles and responsibility of individuals with regards to leadership skills, goals and objectives setting whilst acknowledging individual needs, expectations and attitudes. Outline and analyse the communication process that occurs within different situations and how it can be applied in practical problem solving situations. Explore how group behaviour and team processes can impact upon individuals and companies. Recognise the importance of effective communication, cultural awareness and time management when working in groups. Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered an interview on the Foundation Programme in the School of Management leading to the Undergraduate programme from the school of management.



Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Reflective Skills SCM3004 This course is taught in partnership with the University's Centre for Work Based Learning. You will be assessed via a reflective portfolio which means that you will be expected to keep a reflective log/diary and develop a reflective account based on a learning experience that you have had, for example, reflecting on another Widening Access taster course you have attended. Reflection is a technique that helps to reenforce learning that has taken place. It is a very powerful tool for self-development and to imrpove learning. This course helps you to understand what reflection is and how to use it to develop your personal and professional development, it supports you to be able to write reflectively and gives you techniques to be able to introduce reflective practice into your daily thought processes.


Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management


Degree Courses in Cardiff School of Management CARDIFF SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT



Community Philosophy Community or ‘grass roots philosophy’ is an established practice where a facilitator will use a model of philosophical discussion, based on the Socratic method of ‘community of enquiry’, to facilitate group discussion for considering life’s big questions. Community philosophy is about the process of philosophising. Its role in community and adult learning, when groups come together to discuss life’s big questions: it has been successfully used as a model to help some groups to make a transition into mainstream society - this has included elite sports professionals, prisoners and people with mental health needs.

Non-accredited Taster Course

Creative Writing / Writing for Fun 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.

Non-accredited Taster / Introductory Courses

Accredited Modules Level 3 - 4

Degree Courses / Level 4-7

Strengthening School Governance CEA4025 (level 3)


Community Philosophy

teaching Adults SCM3006 (level 3)

Creative writing / writing for Fun

writing Stories CEA4024 (level 4)

Getting Started in Journalism

writing Poetry CEA4025 (level 4)

Drama & Creative writing

Journalism - Features CEA4027 (level 4)

Undergraduate Education Courses

Journalism - News CEA4026 (level 4)


Creative writing & Media BA (Hons)


Non-accredited Taster Course

Getting Started in Journalism This taster course introduces the craft of writing news articles and feature articles. The course aims to provide a basic understanding of writing in these two journalistic styles. We will look at examples of news and feature articles and examine styles, content and a 'how to' guide from the ideas phase to writing the article. Students will get the chance to experiment with this style and find their writer's voice.


Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Writing Stories CEA4024 This course will provide students with opportunities to develop their own creative writing skills through task driven workshops, exercises and assessment. This is a good introduction for people who would like to study on the Undergraduate English courses such as the English and Creative Writing - MA

Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Writing Poetry CEA4025 This course covers the process of constructing a poetry collection, thereby making editorial decisions. Students will learn to create, draft and reflect upon their own work and others’ poetry. We also aim to broaden the students’ knowledge and ability to use different poetry forms. This is a good introduction for people who would like to study on the Undergraduate English courses such as the English and Creative Writing - MA



Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Getting started in Features Journalism CEA4027 Getting started in News Journalism CEA4026 The main aim of this short course is to introduce the key skills in researching and writing journalism. Examine how to structure, write and construct a features article and provide practical experience of fact gathering, how to ďŹ nd stories and how to edit copy. This is a good introduction for people who would like to study on the Undergraduate English courses such as the English and Creative Writing - MA


Degree Courses in Cardi School of Education & Social Policy



To study any Accredited course requires GCSE English at Grade C or equivalent Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Teaching Adults SCM3006

Strengthening School Governance CEA4025

In partnership with the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy we can offer a FREE 12 hour short course accredited at level 3 with the aim of:

This course 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.



Are you a Cardiff School Governor who would like to improve knowledge and confidence in your role or are you thinking of becoming a School Governor?

Foundation: Preparing to Teach - Level 4




Non-accredited Taster Course

Introduction to Youth and 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.

LEADING to Accredited Module - Level 3 10 University Credits

Youth and Community Education CEA3002 This course helps you to recognise the roles and skills required and apply the principles that underpin youth and community work. You will identify and assess different communities and define the concepts of youth and young people. Learners who pass the assessment on this module will be offered an interview for a place on the Foundation Certificate in Social Sciences leading to Youth and Community Work - BA (Hons).

Youth & Community Work BA (Hons)

Youth & Community Work Foundation Certificate


Non-accredited Taster / Introductory Courses

Accredited Modules Level 3 - 10 credits

Foundation Degree

Degree Courses

Introduction to Youth and Community Education

Youth & Community work CEA3014

Youth & Community work Foundation Certificate

Youth & Community work BA (Hons)


Frequently asked questions! What is the cost to study the non-accredited and the accredited modules? All of our Widening Access non accredited and accredited modules will be free.

Do I need any prior qualifications? Non-accredited taster courses No qualifications are required to attend the non-accredited taster courses. Accredited modules You will need to have a minimum of GCSE English Language level C or above or equivalent to attend the accredited modules. You will also be required to attend each session, as it is essential that you have a minimum of 80% attendance to pass.

Course details The courses are for students who have busy lives and existing commitments, such as work or family commitments. We plan the times to enable you to fit around school times for dropping off and picking up children and to fit into your existing schedule. You will need to do work in the form of essays, reports or do research in your own time outside of the classroom. This can include all sorts of things, such as reading and taking notes, doing homework, getting books from the library, and working on assignments. However, you will receive a lot of support from your tutor to help you do a good job. The assessments are designed to enhance your learning experience; they will hine your skills to enable you to study at Higher education level. Other than that, all you need is enthusiasm for studying, determination and a commitment to work during the course. Non-accredited taster courses There is no requirement to do any study other than in the classroom. Accredited modules You will need to attend classes regularly and be on time. 25

How do I enrol? To enrol you will need to complete our online enrolment form on our website prior to the start of the course. If you have any problem completing this you can contact us by telephone and we will help you. courses

How much will it cost me? It might not cost you as much as you think to study with Cardiff Met; for a start all our Widening Access Courses and the Cardiff Met Summer School courses are FREE OF CHARGE. If you decide to progress onto one of our degree programmes, the usual University tuition fees will apply. The prospect of going to University is probably very exciting but the thought of managing your finances, maybe for the first time, may seem daunting and a bit overwhelming. Here at Cardiff Metropolitan University we want to give you as much help and support as we can so that you can concentrate on your studies and enjoy student life. So, whatever course you've chosen, whether full-time or part-time, we've gathered together as much information as we can to help you.


For up to date information please call:  029 2041 6083 Student Financial Advisory Service:  029 2041 6170 Fees and Advice for International Students:  029 2041 6045 Or visit our the website:

Bursaries & Scholarships The following outlines the various bursaries and scholarships available for students starting at Cardiff Met in September 2018. Bursaries include: Study Life Award Award of £1,000 for Home / EU undergraduate applicants living within designated low participation areas. Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award Award of up to £2,000 for all Home / EU undergraduate applications the highest achieving students in each Academic school who will be living in approved student accommodation. No application is needed. Elite Sport Scholar Award Designed for Home / EU undergraduate Students that excel in their chosen Sport. Welsh Language Provision Varying awards via Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Care Leavers Bursary Up to £1,000 to help those Home / EU undergraduate applicants entering higher education from a care background. Cardiff Endowment Fund £500 - £1,000 to help Home / EU undergraduate applicants residing in Cardiff with the costs of university. If you would like to find out more please visit the website: Or please contact:


Postgraduate Scholarship Cardiff Met is currently renewing its scholorship scheme for 2018 following information from the Welsh Government on a support package to postgraduate students commencing academic year 2018/19. 25% Alumni Discount 25% reduction of tuition fees for home/EU/International graduates of Cardiff Met.


Student Finance and Welfare Advisory Service The Student Finance and Welfare Advisory Service is part of Cardiff Met's Student Services and offers confidential, impartial and non-judgemental advice on all aspects of student finance and it's FREE to all Cardiff Met students and prospective students. Here are some of the things that we're able to offer:  One-to-one interviews with a Student Finance andWelfare Adviser.  Advice on budgeting and money management.  Advice on what financial support is available and where to find it.  Information on changes to fees and financial support.  Help with debt problems.  Advice on benefits whilst you are a student.  Administration of the Financial Contingency Fund.  Short term emergency financial assistance if the first installment of your Student Loan is late (through no fault of your own).

For more information please go to the website:

Will studying at Cardiff Met allow me to practice my faith? The Chaplaincy in Cardiff Metropolitan University is open, friendly and multifaith. The Chaplain, Paul Fitzpatrick, is the Student Services member responsible for all matters of faith and for defending and promoting individual students’ freedom of belief. This is no small job. Cardiff Metropolitan University is multicultural and multi-faith, with over 92 faith traditions from 140 different countries. We have shared-faith prayer rooms on all campuses. The Chaplaincy is a place for those of all faiths and those of none. There is always a welcome and a confidential chat in a safe environment is often helpful (the coffee is also excellent!).

How to contact The Chaplain: Revd Paul Fitzpatrick, Student Services, Room A0.14, Cyncoed Campus

 029 2041 7252 07917 818524


Paul can be contacted any time during term time:  07917 818524


Student Societies Student societies exist to provide support to people of faith. These include the Christian Union and the Islamic society. Where no specific society exists to meet the particular spiritual needs of students, Cardiff Met SU invites students to form their own society. A full list of student societies and contact details are available from Cardiff Met SU.

I have Childcare responsibilities. How can I study with Cardiff Met? Some of our Community Outreach courses offer crèche facilities whilst studying in a community location, however, this must normally be booked in advance. Also, some of our degree programmes are part time and can fit around your childcare requirements.

I don’t have access to transport to get to Cardiff Met Our campuses are all easily accessible by public transport. Please call for details. Don’t worry, we offer many Widening Access courses at locations throughout Cardiff. Please ring for more details.

I can only attend Single Sex classes. Can I still study with Cardiff Met? We sometimes offer Widening Access community outreach classes on a single sex basis. Please call for details.


I don’t have the skills or confidence to study at Cardiff Met Many adults who return to education feel like this when they first start. The Widening Access team run courses to help you improve your academic skills. Academic Skills include learning how to use computers, how to write essays, how to give a presentation. In fact pretty much all the skills you need to study at Cardiff Met. We are sure that our Widening Access courses will help give you that confidence to improve your skills. If you become a student at Cardiff Met you can access a great deal of support to help with your studies or juggling a busy lifestyle. Please call to find out about the full range of support available to you.

Can I come to an Open Day as an adult learner? Whether you've already made your mind up that Cardiff Met is the place for you; or whether you're still deciding, attending one of our Open Days is essential. It's the perfect chance for you to find out more about the course you're interested in, speak to staff and students first-hand and tour our facilities, accommodation and campuses. We run academic school Open Days throughout the year, which are relevant to your course and your area of interest.


To find out more and book a place:

 029 2041 6042

I have a disability and worry that I will not cope with University The Disability Service is available to all students, irrespective of whether you are full time, part time or are a student from outside of the UK.

For more information please contact:

 029 2041 6170


We are able to help in a number of ways:  We can arrange support for you during your course.  We can advise you on how to access the Disabled Student Allowance.  We can discuss your needs in relation to your course.  We can liaise with your course staff and advise further on adjustments required.  We can arrange for a dyslexia screening/identification.  We can arrange Dyslexia tuition (also called Specialist Study Skills tuition).  We can help co-ordinate additional examination arrangements.  We can refer you to other services. Most of all, we endeavour to support you to ensure you are not disadvantaged as a result of your disability or specific learning difficulty.

What I really need is a qualification that can get me a job, why should I chose Cardiff Met? Our courses are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Through work placement programmes, professional accreditations and opportunities to study abroad, our focus on employability has ensured that 95% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2016.


I speak English as a second language and I am not sure if I would struggle as a student. Is there any support I can access to help me apply to go to University? Throughout the year we run a course which is designed to help people who want help with Academic English to study in University. Students who have English as a second language generally need to get something called an IELTS’s score of at least a level 6.0 to access University. IELTS stands for “International English Language Testing System” and covers academic English skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Our course “Preparing for IELTS” runs once a week in and it is free of charge. By studying on this programme, we support you to improve your IELTS score so that you become ready to apply for University.

Can I access any careers advice to make sure I apply for the right course? At Cardiff Met, Career Development Services are active in encouraging and supporting adult returners to re-enter education and get the most out of student life once here. We can assist in helping find the right course in relation to current life priorities, educational background and work needs. For most people decisions on their careers are a process, not a one-off event. Whatever stage your career planning has reached, we are happy to help you move forward. we can help with: Guidance Interviews and Workshops Careers Information Employability Work Experience

For more information please contact:

 029 2041 6333



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