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Advanced Certificate in Community Development

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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne 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

Dunboyne College of Further Education offers a series of Level 6 qualifications in some of its faculties where there is great demand for a second year programme to upgrade skills and abilities. Those who have completed a QQI level 5 or an equivalent qualification in a related area will be eligible to progress to these second year programmes. There will be five Level 6 programmes subject to demand and a brief description and a general indication of the modules offered is contained below. The modules will be determined by the amount of students taking up the individual programmes along with market trends.

What will you Study?

What is Advanced certificate in Community Development?

 

Those who have a QQI Level 5 or equivalent qualification in any of the social care or community development areas may choose to pursue this Level 6 qualification aimed at careers as youth and community workers. This course is structured to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of persons currently working or volunteering in community based organisations. It is designed to meet the needs of community development professionals.

This course also aims to help learners develop a knowledge and understanding of the history of community development in the Irish context, along with a comprehensive understanding of the world of work from a community development perspective. It also helps learners develop the capacity to work independently and provides a gateway to further study at third level.

Modules will include Community Development Practice, Social Analysis, Community Development Theory, Conflict Management, Policy Making in Community Development, Group Work Theory and Practice, and Community Organisation Management. 

Community Development Practice
Social Analysis
Community Development Theory
Conflict Management
Policy Making in Community Development
Group Work Theory and Practice
Community Organisation Management
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

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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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