DESCRIPTION OF COURSE

Title of Course: Certificate in Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 6)



Certificate in Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 6) is course run by An Cosán Virtual Community College, Dublin. It is a 'Blended - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 1 Year - 6 modules (each module is taken over 10 weeks). Certificate in Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 6) gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Certificate / Advanced Certificate, awarded by Institute of Technology Carlow. For more information about Certificate in Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 6) at An Cosán Virtual Community College, please review the details below.

Programme Overview

VCC is working in partnership with IT Carlow to develop a blended online Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 7).  Learners who complete Stage 1 at Level 6 of the NFQ (60 credits) are eligible to exit the programme with a “Certificate in Leadership and Community Development” (Minor Award Level 6) or to progress to Higher Certificate and BA awards.

The aim of this interdisciplinary 1 year blended online certificate programme is to develop graduates who are equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in Leadership and Community Development to enable them to make a professional contribution to communities, groups, societies and organisations and to prepare graduates for life-long learning so that they will be able to further develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills through experience, professional and/or academic education.


Modules at a Glance

Term 1
September – December 2017
Term 2
January – April 2018
Term 3
April – July 2018
Learning to Learn at Third Level
Induction Day: Thursday 21st Sept 2017
Online Sessions: every Tuesday 10-12am
Group Work and Facilitation Skills Introduction to Community Leadership
Introduction to Community Development
Induction Day: Tuesday 12th Sept 2017
Online Sessions: every Tuesday 10-12am
Social Analysis Citizenship and Social Action

*All 6 programmes above are included in the Certificate but the order in which they run may vary in Term 2 & 3

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Training ProviderAn Cosán Virtual Community College
Course LocationDublin City South, Dublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course TypeBlended - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationLevel 6 Certificate / Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyInstitute of Technology Carlow
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate
Course Fee€1,800
Course Duration1 Year - 6 modules (each module is taken over 10 weeks)
Course TimeFormat This programme can be taken over 1 year (2 modules per term) or built up over a longer period to suit the needs of the learner. There are 6 modules included in the Certificate, each one is taken over 10 weeks. The structure of each module is based on developing an online community of practice using a blended learning approach, as follows: Induction: 6 hour face-to-face workshop Week 1: One hour online session on technology Online Synchronous Teaching: 2 hours per week online over eight weeks Online Tutorial: 2 group sessions over the duration of the course Workshop: 6 hour face to face workshop during the module.
Entry RequirementsApplicants should have completed the Leaving Certificate or a QQI (FETAC) Major Award at Level 5 preferably in the area of leadership, community development studies or a related area. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Institute of Technology Carlow policy on recognition of prior learning (RPL). Applicants may be required to attend for an interview.
Phone01 534 1847
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An Cosán Virtual Community College



Ground Floor 4-5 Usher’s Court, Usher’s Quay, Dublin, Ireland

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