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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education


 

Community Development


Course Code:  6M3674
Award Code(s):  6M3674
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Community Development organisations in Ireland make a valuable contribution to the achievement of social change, equality and social justice. Community development workers have been presented with a number of opportunities and challenges over the recent years by the rapidly changing social context of Ireland including work with new communities, migrant workers and refugees; combating racism; and challenging the persistence of other social and economic inequalities.

Community development seeks to empower communities and works across a range of services including information and advice, counselling, advocacy and support and targets an equally diverse range of people and areas of interest.

This course will equip learners with the range of skills and knowledge to implement and deliver community development programmes that adhere to the key community development principles of participation, empowerment and collective decision making in a structured and co-ordinated way.
Students will apply this knowledge and skill base through participation in a work based training programme over two full days per week.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Community Development Practice Level 6
Community Development Theory - Level 6
Group Work Theory and Practice - Level 6
Strategic Planning - Level 6
Supervisory Skills - Level 6
Spreadsheets - Level 6
Communications - Level 6
Work Placement - Level 6

 

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Community & Voluntary
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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