Certificate of Higher Education Skills for the Workplace


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Want to make progress in your workplace?
You could develop your SKILLS, IMPROVE your self-confidence and restart your CAREER.

Our successful Outreach Programme has been running in South Wales since 2012 with sessions delivered in the evenings and at weekends in Swansea, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Llanelli and Newport.

For students expressing an interest in Tourism and Hospitality, Enterprise and Business Start-ups or the Voluntary Sector, pathways can be developed with modules contextualised to your chosen area of work bringing theory and practice together in a way that has real value and impact.

We have daytime courses starting in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport on 14th January 2019 and on 29th April 2019. We also have evening and weekend courses in various community locations across South Wales starting at the beginning of February 2019. For detailed information about the Certificate of Higher Education: Skills for the Workplace, interview dates, times and locations please contact: Bunmi.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk.

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
1 year full-time flexible study
Outreach Programme
Evening & Weekend Delivery:
Carmarthen Swansea Cardiff Bridgend Pontypridd Llanelli Newport
OR Daytime Programme: Cardiff Swansea

Scholarships and Bursaries

Location:
Swansea | Cardiff | Carmarthen
School/Faculty:
Swansea Business School
Language Choice:
English  

Phone: 0300 456 2762

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Outreach Programme Contact Email: sfwp@uwtsd.ac.uk 



The programme is specifically created in its content and flexible delivery to give you the tools to apply your personal transferable skills to improve your workplace performance and employment prospects.

You will develop the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people at all levels within the workplace, to plan things out before you start and complete the things you've started, in short to develop the skills that employers want! 

All of the teaching is project-based, linking theory with practice and ensuring that each module is contextualised within real workplace situations and challenges.

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Effective Team Working and Communication
  • Managing Enterprise in the 21st Century
  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Digital Skills and Research Methods
  • Professional Career Development.

For students expressing an interest in Tourism and Hospitality, Enterprise and Business Start-ups or the Voluntary Sector, pathways can be developed with modules contextualised to your chosen area of work bringing theory and practice together in a way that has real value and impact.

This is a flexible full-time course that continues throughout the calendar year. As a result, the delivery pattern of the Outreach Programme in particular, has been specifically designed to enable students to continue with other life and work commitments alongside their studies. 

Outreach Programme South Wales:

  • Registration twice a year in either September or January
  • Three evenings per month plus one Saturday or Sunday per month at local venues for 10 months
  • A residential weekend course in August where you will experience student life on our beautiful Carmarthen campus.
  • A University Level 4 course
  • Bite-sized units and completely project-based
  • Assessment through assignments and no examinations
  • Outreach Modules are mapped to the Institute of Leadership and Management qualification
  • No up-front fees - tuition fee loan repayments start when you earn over £25,000 per year
  • On successful completion of the CertHE, there is the option to progress to the BA Leadership and Management Skills for the Workplace at Level 5 and you could obtain your Honours degree with a further two years of study!

For students expressing an interest in Tourism and Hospitality, Enterprise and Business Start-ups or the Voluntary Sector, pathways can be developed with modules contextualised to your chosen area of work bringing theory and practice together in a way that has real value and impact.

South Wales

Skills for the Workplace Programme Director:
Glenn Behenna  | g.behenna@uwtsd.ac.uk

Evening and Weekend Outreach Programme Admissions (all local venues):
Andrew Maund | a.maund@uwtsd.ac.uk  | 0300 456 2762

Evening and Weekend Outreach Programme Lecturers:

There are no examinations. Instead, there are a variety of assessments such as presentations, work-based assignments, projects, reflective pieces and reports. 

Entry onto the CertHE Skills for the Workplace Programme is by individual merit and experience, as well as a demonstrable commitment and motivation to study. 

All applicants are required to undertake a brief comprehension test during the Selection Process to assess reading and writing skills.

This Certificate of Higher Education is part of the University’s aim to widen access to higher education and whilst it is desirable that applicants possess previous qualifications, the whole ethos of this provision is to provide the opportunity to those who would not normally qualify for entry to a degree programme.

All applicants are interviewed and any offers are based on an individual’s intention, motivation and readiness to work hard to succeed in their studies.

Normally students under the age of 21 applying for the course will have at least NVQ Level 3, 1 A Level or BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or equivalent and some work experience.

This programme is specifically focused on generic leadership and management skills and knowledge which are applicable to employment in a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, retail, voluntary, MOD, Public Sector, Health Care etc.

The course ensures that students are able to to use workplace experiences to inform their studies throughout each module and in addition; to apply their new knowledge and skills to their own workplace, thus enhancing their own personal employability. 

Another useful aspect of the course is that all students create a professional online presence, thus demonstrating their understanding and proficiency in digital skills, plus self-promotion and marketing for use at interview and to secure career progression.

Our students tell us that the most important skill they gain from this course is the ability to communicate effectively and with confidence and that this had led on to:

  • Progression from part-time to full-time employment
  • Promotion from Supervisor to Manager
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • An increased propensity to solve problems 
  • Leading Teams

Worried about fees? Don't worry - help is available

The key facts are that most students pay nothing up front and won’t have to pay it back until they earn over £25,000 a year as a graduate.

Although the Tuition Fees at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David for full-time UK/EU students have been set at £9,000 per year for our undergraduate courses, we have a wide range of Bursaries and Scholarships which provide additional financial support to students.

As an institution we seek to continually enhance the student experience and as a result additional costs maybe incurred by the student on activities that will add value to their education. Where possible these costs will be kept to a minimum with additional activities being optional.

Outreach Programme modules are mapped to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) which is an Internationally recognised Professional Qualification.

The Certificate of Higher Education Skills for the Workplace is a stand-alone programme, but can also be used as the first year of study for the BA (Hons) Leadership and Management Skills for the Workplace degree and there is the option for successful students to obtain an Honours degree with a further two years of study!

*New for 2018*

  • Daytime Programme in Swansea and Cardiff
    (contact Shehla Khan s.khan@uwtsd.ac.uk or 01792 484176)
  • One morning and one afternoon per week over 10 months in Swansea or Cardiff

The CertHE Skills for the Workplace Programme is also running on the UWTSD Birmingham and London campuses. 

London Campus

Birmingham Learning Centre

Contact birminghamadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk or 0300 323 0178.