This HNC is an exciting opportunity for those want a career in community learning and development and in a wide range of community settings including youth work, adult education or community work.
It is a qualification that offers a range skills and experiences which will equip learners to work effectively and reflectively in the wide-ranging field of community learning and development. Those with experience will become equipped with the required underpinning knowledge in regard to community work theory and practice. You will learn the importance of ethics in relation to practice. This HNC has been developed as a practitioners course but may offer a route to study at university.
Principles and Practice of Community Learning; Managing Resources; Group Work Sociology;
Learning Approaches; Adult Education; Working with Young People; Health Promotion.
Students complete a placement in a community-based organisation usually around 2 days a week. Students are taught in a blended way with a combination of face to face or online learning for two days a week. Students can use existing paid or voluntary work for their placement or they will be supported to find a placement.
2 Highers at B or above including English and preferably Maths at National 5; or Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare (will count as 1 Higher), or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You will attend for 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.
Relevant degree course
Health and Social Services