Planit


Working with Communities

Glasgow Kelvin College

Venues

East End Campus, Easterhouse Campus

Content

If you’d like to make a real difference to communities, supporting local people to thrive and develop according to their own needs and aspirations, then this is the course for you. The course is designed to support you to develop an understanding of the theories which support change in communities and the opportunity to link the theories with practice.

You might be involved in paid or voluntary community work and would like to gain a nationally recognised advanced qualification: to support better understanding of the role of community learning and development in different settings, to improve your work or to support you in opportunities for promotion or finding work with other agencies.

You’ll learn about:
The principles which underpin effective community practice; The social science approaches supporting theories of community change; How to manage resources; How to adopt and support a range of learning approaches; How to work with community groups (adults and young people); and
How to support the development of community capacity.

The practice placement is an essential part of the course which is assessed through a graded unit.

Campus location may be subject to change.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. However you need good communication skills and previous experience of community learning and development work.

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

Degree course or employment

Start Date

August

Qualification

HNC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Community Development

SCQF Level

7