Closing Date approaching for final applications for Community Development Short Course
Funded places for Community Development Short Course at Ulster University
For application and funding details please email Lorraine Lavery-Bowen Adult Education Manager [email protected] closing date 11th May 2016
Do you have experience in working with disadvantaged and/or marginalised communities?
Would you like to complete a part-time professionally endorsed degree in Community Development?
Your Community experience could lead to a Ulster University Degree.
Short Course: Community Development APEL
Venue: Ulster University, Jordanstown
Dates: Mon 16th – Friday 20th May 10am-4pm
Cost: £185* Funding available
Funding via " The Flexible Education Pathways Award" will provide fee waivers of up to £500 for one academic year for undergraduate CPPD module/s.
To be eligible to apply, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Be unemployed*
- Have an individual income of less than £16,190 gross*
- Be 16-24 years old and not in education/employment/training (NEET)
- Be in receipt of one of the following benefits,*
- Income Support or,
- Working Tax Credit or,
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) /personal independence payments or,
- Carers Allowance
- Come from a background of care.
*The successful applicant will be asked to provide evidence of eligibility.
This short course provides an opportunity for people in the community/voluntary or statutory sector to convert learning from experience into university credits with the prospect of entry into the second year of the part-time community development degree programme in September 2016.
The short course aims to give participants the necessary skills and understanding to put together a portfolio, for consideration for accreditation of their prior learning in community development practice.
This programme will start you on a journey towards gaining the necessary entry requirements to gain entry to Year 2 of the BSc Hons Community Development in Sept 2016.
- This course will enable you to:
- Identify areas of learning, which you have gained, through other study, work or life experience.
- Map your learning against Year 1 of the BSc Hons Community Development
- Gain an understanding of accreditation of prior learning and portfolio-building
- Relate practical and/or work-based learning to theories and models
- Engage in self-reflection