Working with Communities

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This course will equip you with an understanding of the skills, methods and approaches used within the CLD profession. You’ll learn how to work effectively with individuals and groups to help make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

The course will involve critical reflection of a variety of issues such as social justice, inequality, poverty and social exclusion. You will also explore values and principles and processes which underpin society and social policy.

You’ll spend 2 days at college, plus 1 day each week in a relevant placement setting (mandatory) which focuses on community based youth work, adult learning or Community Development.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers including English plus preferably National 5 Maths, or a relevant NC course such as NC Higher Health and Social Care (Level 6), or other relevant qualification at SCQF Level 6. A place on the course is subject to an interview process. A satisfactory reference.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Progression to employment or university, which may include articulation arrangements with a variety of degree courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level