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Externally-certified Courses and Sessions

Seventy-five percent of firms agreed that more graduates should seek professional qualifications alongside their academic achievements to give employers evidence of their practical skills.  Indeed, employers welcome such external accreditation as this helps to demonstrate that students learn concepts and skills that are relevant to the world of work, meet professional standards and include ethical codes.  

Emergency First Aid For The Appointed Person (1 session of 6 hours)

This course covers the essential basics in First Aid such as CPR, bandaging etc.  Certification (valid 3 years) is awarded upon successful completion of course activities and assessment.  £25 payable for tuition, resources and certification.  Course certificated by external awarding body.
Saturdays 9, 16, 23 February; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March; 6 April 0930-1630
How to book:

2) Look for Emergency 1st Aid and check space availability

3) Pay online by debit or credit card  
Joining instructions will be sent about one week before each course.
Clubs/Societies - it is possible to block book or maximise spaces on a particular course, subject to availability - please email Steelej@cf.ac.uk  

CIEH Foundation Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.

(Two sessions of around 4 hours) 

Content: Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety, Risk Assessments, Common Workplace Hazards & Controls, Incident Reporting & Emergency Procedures.  Assessment: 20 multiple-choice questions. £10.00 fee payable for registration and certification.

Dates: OPTION 1: Units 1 & 2 Wednesday 30 January 1330-1730, Units 3 & 4 Wednesday 6 February 1330-1730. OPTION 2: Units 1 and 2 Wednesday 27 March 1330-1730, Units 3 and 4 Thursday 4 April 1730-2030. It is necessary to attend both dates on options 1 and 2.

By enrolling onto this course you are consenting for The Skills Development Service to share your name with The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) for assessment registration and certification purposes. https://www.cieh.org/privacy-policy/

How to book:

2) Choose your date and check space availability

3) Pay online by debit or credit card 

British Sign Language Level 1
Wednesday 3 October 2018, 6-8pm, then Thursdays 4 October to 6 December inclusive 6-9pm. Recommencing Thursday 31 January until 28 March inclusive, 6-9pm.
Always a popular course providing students with the knowledge and practical skills in order to be able to communicate through the medium of British Sign, an officially recognised language.  The course is delivered by an external training provider.  There are three units and it is necessary to successfully complete all three for certification.  Courses fill up with “provisional” names in the previous academic year but spaces tend to become available closer to the start of the course.  


Tuition and resources - Normally £320.00 if attending privately via community-based learning.  Cardiff University students special reduced price  £190.00.   

Assessments – 101 £20.00, 102 £37.50, 103 £37.50.  Assessments are not compulsory but recommended. Students tend to opt to attain the full award.

Assessment prices could be subject to change nearer the start of the course. Assessment dates: Unit 101 - 29 November 2018, Unit 102 - 5 or 6 December 2018 and Unit 103 - 13 or 14 March 2019.

QUALIFICATION – Course delivered by Community Learning Wales and certificated by “Signature.”  View the typical course content: British Sign Language Level 1 

How to book:

1) Email Steelej@cf.ac.uk to check availability and await confirmation of your place

The Pacific Institute® STEPS® to Excellence for Personal Success

(6 sessions of 4 hours usually over successive Wednesday afternoons)   

"The STEPS programme was the standout thing for me, it enabled me to tell myself to go for that new job, to live abroad and to persevere with life challenges" (former STEPS participant).

Hit an obstacle with an assignment?  Worried about your career after graduating?  Ever wondered how to raise your self-esteem and keep it there?  Have you been ridiculed or put down in the past that it colours how you view yourself?  If you’ve answered yes to any of these or would like to think in a positive way and change the way you live your life then sign up for The Pacific Institute® STEPS® course.

The STEPS® programme is designed to help you to unlock your potential by encouraging you to take a fresh look at your lives. It helps you to see how much you are truly capable of achieving and offers tools to help you make it happen. It enables you to realise that life is full of opportunities and shows you how you can pursue these opportunities with confidence.
Regarding employability, it enables you to take greater control of your work situation, to become solution focused. It also provides a common language of vision for achievement, which extends the range of possibilities for improving the quality of life, both within the workplace and beyond.
This would normally cost around £300 privately but we can offer it to you for £50.00.  All we ask is that you attend each session and actively participate in the whole course.
Course certificated by The Pacific Institute®
6 week course: Wednesdays 13 February-20 March inclusive 1330-1730. Booking details to follow. Enquiries to Steelej@cf.ac.uk                                                  

Deaf Awareness

Wednesdays 6 and 20 March, 1330-1530, Location: Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus. Only choose one date.

£6.00 session fee payable.

1) How and in what ways people communicate with one another

2) Several British Sign Language signs

3) Guidelines for good communication with people with deafness or are hard of hearing

4) Course certificated by Community Learning Wales or Deaf Training UK – good addition to your CV

Bookings Here 

Mental Health Awareness

The focus of this 3 hours workshop is for participants to be able to identify, understand and provide guidance to anyone who may be developing a mental health issue. Understand the stigma and taboo surrounding mental health, and take a look at 'best practice' techniques, resilience and coping skills. This is an ever increasing and sought after topic by organisations and will be a fine addition to your CV.

Date to be confirmed, likely to be in spring semester.

Cost for tuition and certification £17.50 subject to a full class of 20. To book, go to Click Here

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