This certificate course is designed to introduce the student to concepts, definitions, principles and processes of community development and to explore formal and informal community development models. It will critically analyse modern society. It will also introduce students to facilitation and group work skills as leadership tools for managing community development. This course seeks to build the capacity of those working (paid and unpaid) in the community sector.
The NUI Cert. in Community Development and Leadership will be held on our Maynooth Campus. The duration of the course is 100 hours. Students will attend 1 evening per week for a 3 hour facilitated workshop/tutorial. Students will also attend 3/4 Saturdays over the duration of the course. For assessment purposes, students are expected to have at least a 85% minimum attendance, complete a Learning Journal and complete Essays & Project work.
International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Participants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities and group learning; be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection on experience; have a level of literacy that is sufficient to complete the assessment requirements.
Participants must be 21 years of age or over; it is preferable that applicants have:
Have the capacity to complete a course at NUI Certificate level
Openness to reflect on one’s own practice, attitudes and beliefs.
Commitment to learning in a group setting.
This course is suitable for people who are already active in their community or who seek to become more community involved. The course is particularly relevant for students are working with groups in a facilitation or leadership role.
Start Date: Oct. 4 2016