Working with Communities

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


If you are working or volunteering with community based groups this course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain a professional qualification in Community Learning and Development. You will undertake a placement in youth work adult education or community work in either the statutory or the voluntary sector to give you valuable practical experience.

In addition, you will study a wide range of relevant subjects including group work, sociology, principles of community learning and development, approaches to learning, youth work and managing resources, ensuring you will be well prepared for degree-level study or employment.


Principles and practice of community learning; Managing resources; Group work; Sociology; Learning approaches; Adult education; Working with young people; Health promotion.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, 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

May lead to degree level study or employment

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Professions and Social Services

SCQF Level