Certificate of Higher Education Skills for the Workplace

91% of UWTSD’s Business students were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

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

Our successful Outreach Program has been running in South Wales since 2012 and delivers classes on evenings and weekends in Swansea, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Llanelli and Newport. 

*New for 2018*

 

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
1 year full-time flexible study.
Evening & Weekend Program:
Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Llanelli, Newport
Daytime Program: Cardiff and Swansea

Scholarships and Bursaries

Location:
Swansea | Cardiff | Carmarthen
School/Faculty:
Swansea Business School
 

Phone: 0300 456 2762

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Contact Email:

sfwp@uwtsd.ac.uk for Outreach Program



Designed to give you the tools to apply your personal transferable skills to the workplace; the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people, to plan things out before you start and complete the things that you’ve started… the skills that employers want!

The programme is specifically created in its content and flexible delivery to help you improve your workplace performance and employment prospects by giving you 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

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

Outreach Program 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 can experience student life on our beautiful Lampeter or Carmarthen campuses 
  • A University Level 4 course
  • Bite-sized units and completely project-based
  • Assessment through assignments and no examinations
  • 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 study!

Daytime Program Cardiff and Swansea:

  • One morning and one afternoon per week over 10 months in Swansea or Cardiff
  • A University Level 4 course
  • Bite-sized units and completely project-based
  • Assessment through assignments and no examinations
  • 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  at Level 5 and you could obtain your Honours degree with a further two years study!

South Wales

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

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

Cardiff and Swansea Daytime Program Admissions:
Shehla Khan | s.khan@uwtsd.ac.uk  | 01792 484 176

Evening and Weekend Outreach Program Tutors:

 

Birmingham Learning Centre

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

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

Entry onto the CertHE Skills for the Workplace Program 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.

Outreach Program Modules are mapped to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Internationally recognised Professional Qualifications.

The Certificate of Higher Education Skills for the Workplace constitutes the first year of study for the BA Leadership and Management Skills for the Workplace 

There is the option to progress to Level 5 for successful students. 

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

London Campus

Birmingham Learning Centre