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CR035
Community Development

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Community Development is a process that seeks to build strong, sustainable communities by bringing people and groups together for the good of the wider community and society. Based on principles of equality, fairness and respect it sets out to influence power structures and remove barriers that prevent people from taking part in decisions that affect their lives. The course will be assessed by continuous assessment: essay, reports, role play and presentations. Practical work within the community will also contribute to assessment. This course has been developed in partnership with community groups and consists of lectures, workshops, seminars, combined with a substantial practical element, based in the community. Participants will remain within the community setting


 
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CR035 - Community Development
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Graduates of the Degree programmes can expect to take supervisory/management/leadership roles in community projects and within statutory agencies. It is envisaged that Higher Certificate holders will be qualified to seek employment in any of the following areas: Development worker within a Community Education Project Development worker within a Community Resource Centre Worker within a Community Development Project (CDP) Resource worker in Community based health programmes



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