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Course Title:

Introduction to Starting a Community Group

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Course Description:

Are you thinking about starting a community group? Have you already started but don't really know where to go from here?  If so, this course is for you.


This course will guide you through setting up your group and the use of tools to test your community idea.


There will be a practical session based on your specific idea and the course will give you the first steps in testing the need for it in your local area.  You will also explore the requirements of a community group depending on what type you choose.


If you have an idea or have only just started a group then this course will support you in those first steps in deciding whether your idea will work.




Entry requirements:

No formal qualifications are required. 


What could this course lead to?

Other introduction courses you could go on are:

Introduction to Social Action
Introduction Community Wellbeing.

Or you could progress onto:

Exploring Volunteering
Exploring Community Project Management,

Possible careers include Community Group Worker, Community Group Leader and charity.


Funding Support Statement:

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,374.50 a year or less.  We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £17.50*

* 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