Moray House has been making a major contribution to the field of education for almost 200 years. Professional pre-service teacher education programmes in the field of Community Learning and Development (CLD) have been a part of the Moray House portfolio since 1961. This new programme inherits and builds on this extensive expertise. The programme produces graduates who are professionally competent, ethically informed, critical and reflective Community Learning and Development (CLD) practitioners. In Scotland, the term Community Learning and Development (CLD) is used to incorporate community-based adult learning, youth work, and community capacity building under a single professional rubric. Known as the empowering profession, CLD is an informal educational practice that seeks to serve people in communities. Drawing on a range of educational concepts and approaches, practitioners work alongside individuals and groups to promote their engagement in life-long learning. CLD practitioners work to build peoples' capacity in applying this approach to help think critically about their world, with a focus on bringing about change in their own lives, their communities, and in society. Working in this way CLD practitioners seek to help people learn about, and build, a vibrant democratic culture in their communities and wider society, and work towards social justice. This programme will be of interest to those who want to develop their educational knowledge and skills in working alongside young people and adults in communities. It will also appeal to those who have a desire to help people and communities achieve their full potential, and have a commitment to facilitate individual and collective change and action for social justice. This degree programme is tailored to the needs of those who want to enter this sector of education. It provides both a well-rounded and rigorous academic grounding in education and the social sciences, with appropriate professional preparation through work based learning placements in the field of practice. A developed base of theoretical understandings supports the practices of CLD work, and in particular the programme seeks to develop your understanding of the complex and dynamic relationship between theory, policy and practice. The programme’s aims are achieved through four distinct learning strands focused on:
- Informal and non-formal educational methods and approaches
- Theoretical ideas and conceptual frameworks
- Research capacity
- Professional practice placement experiences
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.