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Community Development

Course Code(s):  6M3674
QQI Award Code:  6M3674 Community Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M3674
QQI Award Code 6M3674 Community Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course will facilitate the learner to demonstrate knowledge of a range of perspectives of Community Development and of policies, procedures and best practice guidelines that support the delivery of effective community work.

The course is designed to equip learners with the range of skills and knowledge to implement and deliver community development programmes that adhere to the key community development principles of empowerment, participation and collective decision making.

What will you Study?

Action Research 6N3665
Community Development Practice 6N3667
Community Development Theory 6N3668
Conflict Management 6N2775
Work Experience 6N1946
Leadership 6N2191
Groupwork Theory and Practice 6N3669
Social Analysis 6N3666

Optional Modules :
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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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ECDEV 6M3674

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Related Career Sectors

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Community & Voluntary
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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