Introduction to Community Involvement (PDA)

Glasgow Kelvin College


East End Campus, Easterhouse Campus


The PDA in Community Involvement: An Introduction at SCQF level 6 covers the knowledge and skills that are needed to work with local communities and to identify their needs.

It develops an understanding of: how government policies impact on community capacity building; the development of values in individuals; professional values and principles relating to the CLD sector; community groups, including their purpose and structure; and how to facilitate a group work session.

Content includes:
Adult Learning, Values and Principles, Community Capacity Building, Digital Skills, and
Group Work

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. You’ll need to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills (because the work is very much about working with people and groups). You’ll also have a passion for supporting people and promoting social inclusion.

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.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

20 weeks


Community Development

SCQF Level