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Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Community Development

Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Course Code
CR035
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r1
162
Points Change
+45

Course Summary

Community Development is a process that seeks to build strong, sustainable communities by bringing people and groups together for the good of the wider community and society. Based on principles of equality, fairness and respect it sets out to influence power structures and remove barriers that prevent people from taking part in decisions that affect their lives. The course will be assessed by continuous assessment: essay, reports, role play and presentations. Practical work within the community will also contribute to assessment. This course has been developed in partnership with community groups and consists of lectures, workshops, seminars, combined with a substantial practical element, based in the community. Participants will remain within the community setting

Course Details

College Link > CR035 - Community Development

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Career Progression

Graduates of the Degree programmes can expect to take supervisory/management/leadership roles in community projects and within statutory agencies. It is envisaged that Higher Certificate holders will be qualified to seek employment in any of the following areas: Development worker within a Community Education Project Development worker within a Community Resource Centre Worker within a Community Development Project (CDP) Resource worker in Community based health programmes

Further Research

Qualifax
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