Local charity offers community development course

Southern Brooks Community PartnershipLocal charity group Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) is to run a training course leading to a professional qualification in community development.

The course will be of benefit to anyone who is directly engaged in community development work. It also caters for the increasing and diverse range of people who are involved in working and volunteering in the community. These include, workers in health, social care, education, community safety, housing, environmental development, childcare, library, open spaces and leisure services.

Successful completion of the course leads to the award of a Level 3 Certificate in Community Development. As a nationally recognised qualification, this allows access to the Dip/HE/Foundation degrees and the BA programme.

The course starts on Thursday 22nd October and consists of 20 one day per week sessions, concluding in May 2010.

SBCP Director Julie Snelling says that by the end of the course, attendees will have learned to:

  • Understand the nature of different communities
  • Understand the communities in which they live and work
  • Enable communities to identify their needs
  • Gain skills to work collectively with those communities
  • Gain knowledge to support communities
  • Refresh and update skills and knowledge
  • Engage people in community development
  • Work in partnerships
  • Work with diversity
  • Work with groups

Further Information: Certificate in Community Development [PDF]

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