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Community Development

Course Code(s):  5M3050 CS07
QQI Award Code:  5M3050 Community Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3050 CS07
QQI Award Code 5M3050 Community Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course offers a first step to learners interested in working in their community. It is suitable for individuals who are involved in or who would like to get involved in working in a community development area. It also provides a gateway to higher education.

The course is designed to help participants to integrate the skills of community development and imparts the key concepts and theoretical frameworks of community development work. This enables learners to engage effectively with stakeholders in the community sector. Work experience within a variety of community organisations forms an integral part of the course.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Social Studies 5N1370

Young People & Society 5N2002

Intercultural Studies 5N0765

Community Development Practice 5N0777

Social Analysis 5N1371

Understanding Community Development 5N1901

Working With Groups 5N2707

Word Processing 5N1358
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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ECDXX 5M3050

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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