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Course summary

This course is suited to anyone working or volunteering with community-based groups, giving you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in Community Learning and Development (CLD). You will learn about: the principles which underpin effective community practice; social science approaches supporting theories of community change; how to adopt and support a range of learning approaches; how to work with community groups (adults and young people); and how to support the development of community capacity. Providing a local, national, and global view of factors which affect our communities, the course links theory with practice, encouraging you to discuss and share your own experiences through classroom debates. You will gain valuable practical experience by undertaking a placement in a setting relevant to your studies, in either the statutory or the voluntary sector. This will link up to the theory you have learnt, enabling you to share and discuss your hands on experience with your fellow students and deepen your understanding of community practice in action. You will explore issues commonly faced by communities, and discover approaches designed to overcome those barriers, supporting community groups to make a positive impact in their local areas. In addition, you will study a wide range of relevant subjects including group work, sociology, principles of community learning and development, approaches to learning, youth work, and managing resources, ensuring that you will be well prepared for degree-level study or further employment in CLD.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7110 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7110 Year 1
Wales £7110 Year 1
Channel Islands £7110 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7110 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
EU £7980 Year 1
International £7980 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
Working with Communities at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS