Course Description

Certificate Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 6)



Certificate Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 6) is course run by An Cosán Virtual Community College, Dublin. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 1 Year. Certificate Leadership and Community Development (QQI Level 6) gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by Institute of Technology Carlow. For more information about Certificate 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 (QQI Level 6) and BA Degree (QQI Level 7) awards. 
 

Aim of Programme 

The aim of this interdisciplinary 1 year blended online certificate programme is to develop student’s comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts and structures associated with leadership and community development so that they can research, identify, implement, practice and evaluate appropriate interventions for change and advance their own communities. 

 

Format and Modules at a Glance 

The first Induction day will introduce students to the course content, the technology, as well as one another. Each Module begins with six-hour face-to-face Saturday Workshop 10.00 – 16.00 followed by 6 weekly online live sessions once a week (day and time will be determined by demand).  We also offer tutorial sessions in the virtual classroom to help learners with their study skills and assignments.  The following modules are included: 

Modules at a Glance:
Stage 1 / 60 ECTS 

Module # Title Date for Face to Face workshops (attendance is required) 
  Induction Day Midway Workshop 
Module 1 Learning to Learn at Third Level TBC September 2020 TBC September 2020 
Module 2 Introduction to Community Development TBC October 2020 TBC November 2020 
 Midterm Break TBC October – TBC November 2020 
Module 3 Social Analysis  TBC December 2020 TBC January 2021 
 Christmas Break TBC December 2020 –TBC January 2021 
Module 4 Group Work and Facilitation Skills TBC February 2021 TBC March 2021 
Module 5 Introduction to Community Leadership TBC March 2021 TBC April 2021 
Module 6 Citizenship and Social Action TBC May 2021 TBC June 2021 

 

*All 6 programmes above are included in the Certificate but the order in which they run may vary. Participants can take modules at their own pace over 1 to 2 years.   

Students will acquire in-depth knowledge and develop research and problem-solving skills through work and enquiry-based learning, more formally structured tuition, and self-directed learning.  They will develop competencies in the following transferable skills: written and oral communication, critical thinking, digital literacy, group collaboration, problem solving, planning & time management.  A variety of assessment methods such as reflective journals, presentations, research projects, portfolios and assignments are used on the programme. 

 

Learner Supports  

At VCC, we support our learners fully so that they can achieve their full potential.  

  • Technology moderators provide technical support and encouragement to learners in advance of and during online sessions. 
  • Qualified tutors with in-depth classroom experience and subject matter expertise are readily available to discuss programme content. 
  • One-to-one online mentors are available throughout the programme. 
  • Learners are actively encouraged to support one another and build collaborative learning communities.   

 

Time commitment 

For each accredited programme (6 modules), you need to be available for two full day Saturday workshops (2 x 6-hour face-to-face workshop) and 6 online sessions (2.5 hours per week). It is recommended that participants allocate a minimum of 3 hours per week for self-directed study to cover suggested readings and videos. 

Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be 18 years+.  Applicants 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.  

 

Admissions 

We are currently receiving applications for programmes commencing in September 2020 Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.    

Fees 

Fees for a Certificate Programme are €1,800.  A deposit of €400 must be paid to secure a place.  An instalment plan is available. 

For more information and to register a place contact: 

Phone: 01 534 1847Email: info@ancosanvcc.com Web: www.ancosanvcc.ie    

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Training ProviderAn Cosán Virtual Community College
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyInstitute of Technology Carlow
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate
Course Start Date5th September 2020
Course End Date30th June 2021
Course Duration1 Year
Course TimeTo be determined
Course Fee1800
Entry RequirementsEntry Requirements Applicants must be 18 years+. Applicants 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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Ground Floor 4-5 Usher’s Court, Usher’s Quay, Dublin City South, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D08 W289

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