This course is designed for a wide range of people working, volunteering or seeking employment in the community sector in a general capacity or those seeking work in a specific area. This can include adult learning, youth work, community education, voluntary groups and sports groups. In addition, it may be suitable for people requiring professional development, who are already employed in the sector as sessional/unqualified workers and who are seeking a relevant recognised qualification.
Values and Principles of Community Learning and Development; Work Experience; Core Skills; Working with Community Groups: an Introduction; Sociological Perspectives; Equality and Diversity; Local Community Investigations; Psychology: Social Behaviour; Health Promotion; Capacity Building; Personal Development: Self in Community; Understanding Committees.
Central to the course is a mandatory work placement. You will be in the College for approximately three days a week and undertake the placement during the remainder of the week. You can use existing paid or voluntary work for your placement or may be supported to find a placement.
No formal entry requirements. Experience working in a paid or voluntary position, or a keen interest in community learning and development is essential. Good interpersonal skills. 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.
HNC Working with Communities (subject to department approval).