Online / Virtual Training/Advice Workshop

Unblocking Potential - A short course providing access to the BSc Hons Community Development

Ulster University

Ulster University

Cost: £771.60 (Fee waiver available to those to those who meet the eligibility criteria).
Are you interested in working with marginalised and disadvantaged communities? Are you passionate about tackling discrimination and social injustice? Would you like to obtain a professionally endorsed degree in Community Development? Sign up now for the 10 week online Unblocking Potential Programme to start an amazing journey which will transform your life and the lives of people in oppressed communities!

Have you had negative experiences of education? Or perhaps you have been away from study for some time? We use interactive materials to help develop your confidence and maximise your learning potential. We also help you to develop skills needed for higher level study, e.g. written communication, working in teams, speaking out in front of others, finding and using resources, critical reflection. The course will also enable you to realistically manage your time, so that you can juggle study, work and/or home life. The course will be fully online, so you will need access to the internet. Course tutors will support you throughout the learning process. The University also has an excellent Student Support system, which includes dedicated IT technical support, help for those with specific learning difficulties and supporting students mental health and well-being. There are no specific entry requirements but you need to have a reasonable grasp of reading and writing in English. 

Successful completion of the course, along with experience in community/voluntary work will enable you to gain entry to the part-time BSc Hons Community Development (if you do not have experience prior to starting Unblocking Potential, tutors can advise you on finding suitable volunteering options).

The BSc Hons Community Development is a 4-year part-time professionally endorsed degree, requiring one day per week study on campus. There are exit points each year, where successful participants can obtain a Certificate in Community Studies (Yr 1); a Certificate of Higher Education in Community Development (Yr 2), an Associate Bachelors Degree in Community Development (Yr 3) and a Bachelors of Science with Honours Degree in Community Development (Yr 4).

  • Advice services
  • Arts
  • Carers
  • Children and families
  • Community development
  • Community relations
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Environment and Built Heritage
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Lobbying/policy
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Rural development
  • Sport/recreation
  • Transport
  • Volunteer development
  • Women
  • Young people

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York St
BT15 1ED
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Centre for Flexible Education, Ulster University

More Information

Register online now (see attached guidelines). If you would like more information, please email [email protected] and sign up for an online information session on Tuesday 5th April 18:30-19:30.

FlexEd offer a fee waiver to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Please complete attached form, with evidence and email to [email protected]