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Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development

Higher Certificate in Arts
Programme Code: CR_HCOED_6
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Embedded Award:Yes
Programme Credits:120
programmeReviewDate:May 2022

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) In a community work context, knowledge needed to work competently in the fields of community development, management and group work, social stratification, community work models alongside basic research methods and reporting.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Knowledge in core subject areas to support the delivery of interventions that aim to contribute to community development processes in diverse contexts.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The capacity to analyse different management styles for community work, the ability to use computer hardware and software to support community research,the ability to reflect on practice, the ability to use inter-agency work skills alongside knowledge of group work types.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Choosing appropriate methods to promote community development and to apply them in accordance with current legal and statutory frameworks.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The competence to select from the knowledge listed above according to the principles and practice of community development.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to undertake operational roles in community and statutory settings, accept responsibility and achieve both personal and collective goals in the development of communities.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The ability to operate as a competent practitioner and to act collaboratively to promote community work.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The capacity to relate the values, articulated in the theoretical models of community work, to the needs of diverse communities.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
PLAC6002 Community Work Placement 1
SOCI6003 Sociology and Community
POLI6003 Community Development
EDUC6004 Portfolio Methods for RPL
INFO6008 ICT for research and reporting

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SOFT6004 Project Reports & Presentation
SOCI6002 Social Analysis
EDUC6002 Education
PSYC6005 Group Work and Community
PLAC6001 Community Work Placement 2
Module Code Module Title
JOUR6001 Communication
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SOCI6007 Class, Race & Ethnicity
EDUC6006 Community Education
SOCI6011 State & Community
SOCI6009 Gender
PLAC6006 Community Work Placement 3
EDUC6007 Research Methodology

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SOCI6008 Community Project Management
EDUC6010 Critical Pedagogy & Community
PLAC6011 Community Work Placement 4
SOCI6010 Social Policy
SOCI6006 Community Research

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