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|QQI Award Code||6M3674 Community Development|
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 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
Community Development Theory
Policy Making in Community Development
Group Work Theory and Practice
Community Organisation Management
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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