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PC405
Citizenship & Community Studies

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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This degree is designed to provide the practical and theoretical skills to those who are interested in or are already pursuing careers in community development, empowerment and advocacy work. The programme explores issues relevant to contemporary communities in a local and global context. The programme can be pursued through a full-time option or, for those already employed in the sector, as part-time study under our ACCS programme. 

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The degree course aims to produce graduates with the qualifications, skills and experience required for professional Community Work.


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PC405 - Citizenship & Community Studies
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ECAXX    Community Arts
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
  5M5048  Creative Media
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ECAPX    Community Arts
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work

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The community sector offers a broad range of employment opportunities involving community development projects and organisations. They include issue-based projects such as youth or women’s projects, lobbying and advocacy organisations, community care organisations, community education centres, family resource centres, local employment services and community networks. There are also roles for community development practitioners within local authorities and a range of partnership organisations.



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