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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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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course will equip learners (who already hold a FETAC/QQI Level 5 related award or equivalent) with the range of skills and knowledge to implement and deliver community development programmes in a structured and co-ordinated way. It also provides a gateway to further study at Level 7 or Level 8.

What will you Study?

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (6M3674)

All students entering the level 6 course must have successfully completed the prescribed modules from level 5 course.

A4 Brochure for Social Care Level 6.pdf 

We now have a direct entry link with the AIT to year 2 of the Social Care Practice Course Level 8.

COURSE CONTENT

Conflict Management, Team Leadership, Community Development Theory, Community Development Practice, Group Work Theory and Practice, Community Organisation Management, Supervisory Skills and Work Experience.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Those who achieve this award will have a wide range of career opportunities working with: • Community Development Groups • Family Resource Centres • Health Care Voluntary Organisations • Disability Services  

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Athlone Institute of Technology AL664: Applied Social Studies (Level 6) AL860: Social Care Practice (Level 8) – Direct entry to year 2

Waterford Institute of Technology WD124 Health Promotion (Level 8) WD192 Social Care Practice (Level 8)

Sligo Institute of Technology SG243 Social Care Practice (Level 8) SG435 Health Science and Physiology (Level 7)   GMIT GA879 Applied Social Studies (Castlebar) (Level 7)

Carlow Institute of Technology CW068 Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) (Level 8) - Direct entry to year 2 CW768 Social and Community Studies (Level 8) CW788 Youth and Community Work (Level 8)

NUI Maynooth MH116 Community and Youth Work (Level 8)

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Community Development (6M3674)   

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

MATURE STUDENTS

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocation Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing Social Welfare Benefits.

  

Conflict Management 6N2775
Team Leadership 6N1948
Community Development Theory 6N3668
Community Development Practice 6N3667
Group Work Theory and Practice 6N3669
Community Organisation Management 6N3670
Supervisory Skills 6N2104
Work Experience 6N1946
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ECDEV 6M3674

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

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Community Care - Social Studies Athlone Community College 
Applied Social Studies Moate Business College 
Health Service Skills Moate Business College 

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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