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Working With Communities: An Introduction

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Part time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

Introduction to Working with Communities at SCQF Level 5 is a course that has been designed for those who would like to know more about providing support, advice and guidance for people in a Community Learning and Development (CLD) context, through this work, develop and gain knowledge and skills of working with people in a variety of community environments.

Also aimed at people currently volunteering within the charity and 3rd sector who have no formal qualifications, but are looking to improve on their professional practice, and develop best practices within their own working environment may also be interested.

What you will learn

The award is comprised of five SQA National Units:

  • Equality & Diversity
  • Personal Development: Self in Community
  • Local Community Investigations
  • Children Young People Rights and Protection
  • Coping Strategies and Building Resilience

Introduction to Working with Communities offers a range of benefits:

  • Skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for employment in community work-related areas
  • Foundation in Community Learning and Development (CLD)
  • Progression to further in particular our Level 6 Community course
  • Articulation to higher education
  • Enhanced career prospects

How the course is assessed

Methods of assessment may include:

  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Structured questions
  • Observation with appropriate checklists
  • Witness statements
  • Practical Activities
  • Research projects

Number of days per week

  • Full day Monday
  • Half day Wednesday (mornings)

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Level 6 Working With Communities 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Part time 26/08/24 20 Weeks

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