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Course Title:

Introduction to Working in the Community

Course Description:

During this course, you will define what community is and explore what community work looks like.

You will learn how a community is organised to support participation and growth, discover communities of interest and need, and how you can help improve your community. You will also explore different community development jobs and career paths to support your development.

This course provides professional development if you are a new volunteer, thinking about volunteering or want to develop a community-based project.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night.The course will include a blend of class room based activities and some individual work alone.

Entry requirements:

Northern College starts where you are, building on your life skills and experience. You don’t need a formal qualification to enrol on this course, though ideally you should be working in a voluntary role.

What could this course lead to?

This course will help if you are looking to move on to other community development courses. With further qualifications, you could progress into Youth Work, Community Development, Sports Development or work within a charity. To improve your employability skills, you may also wish to look at English, maths and digital skills qualifications.


For more information please visit the Short Course page on our website

Tuition Fee: £50*

Choose which date you would like to apply for:

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000