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Working with Communities NC

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This course is designed to channel your passion and experience of working and volunteering in the community. NC Working with Communities will give you an industry-recognised qualification in community learning development and will improve both your professional and academic skills. During this course, you will study a range of subjects as well as complete a work placement. Edinburgh College has exceptional industry connections which can help you in securing a job in this rewarding industry. Upon completion of this course, you can progress into a variety of different community-related jobs or onto further study at Edinburgh College at HNC level. 

What you will learn

  • Youth Work
  • Adult Education
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Sociology
  • Principles of Community
  • Learning and Development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Planning a Residential
  • Group Work

Placement information

  • You will complete a work placement lasting approximately 20 days (100 hours) in a community-based organisation 
  • You can use existing paid or voluntary work for your placement, or you will be supported by Edinburgh College staff in finding one 

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed through a variety of methods including essays, reports, presentations, observation and group tasks. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 in College 1 in placement

Entry requirements

  • 3 passes at SCQF Level 5 or an appropriate NC at Level 5
  • Mature candidates with relevant life/work experience who don't necessarily have the relevant academic qualifications may also be considered
  •   All applicants will require an acceptable Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme record check

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Applicants will be invited for an informal interview to discuss their experience of working with community-based groups 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Working with Communities HNC

Career options

  • Employment in youth or community work

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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