Course Description

Certificate Leadership and Social Enterprise (QQI Level 6)



Certificate Leadership and Social Enterprise (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 Social Enterprise (QQI Level 6) gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by Institute of Technology Carlow. For more information about Certificate Leadership and Social Enterprise (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 deliver a blended online Certificate in Leadership and Social Enterprise (QQI Level 6).   

This interdisciplinary 1 year blended online certificate programme aims to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development. The purpose of the programme is to build the capacity of community drugs workers and those working and volunteering in the wider community within an addiction context.  

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 every Tuesday 6-8.30pm.  We also offer tutorial sessions in the virtual classroom to help learners with their study skills and assignments.  The following modules are included: 

 

Module Title Date 
Module 1 Introduction to Social Enterprise Development 7th September 2019 
Module 2 Introduction to Community Development 19th October 2019 
 Midterm Break 29th October – 2 November 2019 
Module 3 Social Analysis  7th December 2019 
 Christmas Break 23rd December 2019 – 3rd January 2020 
Module 4 Leadership & Organisational Development 8th February 2020 
Module 5 Introduction to Community Leadership  28th March 2020 
Module 6 Management Development 16th May 2020 

*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.   

 

Teaching, Learning and Assessment 

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 learningThey 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 one full day Saturday workshop (1 x 6-hour face-to-face workshop) and 6 online sessions (2.5 hours per week). It is recommended that participants allocate 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 2019 Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.   

  • Deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 14th June 2019 (to determine if we will run courses in AM/PM). 
  • Registration & Information Sessions: Wednesday 19th, 26th June & 3rd July 2019 
  • Registration Deadline: Friday 19th July 2019 

 

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 Duration1 Year
Course TimeTuesday Evenings 6-8.30pm
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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