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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 

Community Development


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

 
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Description...
Dunboyne College of Further Education offers a series of Level 6 qualifications in some of its faculties where there is great demand for a second year programme to upgrade skills and abilities.

Those who have completed a QQI level 5 or an equivalent qualification in a related area will be eligible to progress to these second year programmes. There will be five Level 6 programmes subject to demand and a brief description and a general indication of the modules offered is contained below. The modules will be determined by the amount of students taking up the individual programmes along with market trends.

 

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
Social Analysis
Community Development Theory
Conflict Management
Policy Making in Community Development
Group Work Theory and Practice
Community Organisation Management

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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6M3674