Closing Date approaching for final applications for Community Development Short Course

Funded places for Community Development Short Course at Ulster University

Working with disadvantaged and/or marginalised communities? Funded places still available for University Short Course in Community Development

For application and funding details please email Lorraine Lavery-Bowen Adult Education Manager [email protected] closing date 11th May 2016

Community Development
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


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