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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
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.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7110||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7110||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7110||Year 1|