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

 Fully funded places available for accredited short course in Community Development

For application and funding details please email Lorraine Lavery-Bowen Adult Education Manager [email protected]

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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