Working with Communities

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


If you’re ready to support local people to meet their aspirations and want to help local people to thrive in the community they live in, then this is the course for you.

To study at this level, you will need to be an avid reader willing to develop an understanding of theory through applying these theories into practice.

There’s a good chance you are already involved in paid or voluntary community work, in a range of different settings. This qualification is nationally recognised and may indeed help you gain promotion or find work in a wide variety of different settings.

Content: Placement – which could be the place you already work or volunteer with Social science approaches – psychology/sociology/social policy; Working with groups; Capacity building; Equality – rights, ethics; Personal development planning.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

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

Relevant degree course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Studies

SCQF Level