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Community Development

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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge 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

Community Development organisations in Ireland make a valuable contribution to the achievement of social change, equality and social justice. Community development workers have been presented with a number of opportunities and challenges over the recent years by the rapidly changing social context of Ireland including work with new communities, migrant workers and refugees; combating racism; and challenging the persistence of other social and economic inequalities. Community development seeks to empower communities and works across a range of services including information and advice, counselling, advocacy and support and targets an equally diverse range of people and areas of interest. This course will 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 participation, empowerment and collective decision making in a structured and co-ordinated way. Students will apply this knowledge and skill base through participation in a work based training programme over two full days per week.

What will you Study?

Work Experience (6N1946)
Communications (6N1950)
Supervisory Skills (6N2104)
Community Development Practice (6N3667)
Community Development Theory (6N3668)
Group Work Theory & Practice (6N3669)
Social Analysis (6N3666)
Strategic Planning (6N3673)








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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ECDEV 6M3674

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Garda Reserve (Voluntary)   Community Development Worker / Officer  
Aid Worker - Humanitarian   Facilitator  

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

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