HNC Working with Communities
Full-time, one year
If you’re looking for a career in Community Learning and Development (CLD), this course can help you on your way to employment or further study.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
A minimum of two relevant Highers including English and ideally National 5 Maths OR
a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent such as NC Higher Working with Communities, NQ Youth Work, NC Higher Health & Social Care or SVQ Level 2 Social Services and Healthcare
A clear interest in Community Learning and Development
A satisfactory interview and reference
To become a member of the PVG scheme
If you’re a mature applicant, and don’t have formal qualifications, but have appropriate experience or other training, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
This course has been approved by the Community Learning & Development Standards Skills Council for Scotland and will allow you to register as an Associate Member of the profession.
This course will equip you with an understanding of the skills, methods and approaches used within the CLD profession. You’ll learn how to work effectively with individuals and groups to help make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.
The course will involve critical reflection of a variety of issues such as social justice, inequality, poverty and social exclusion. You will also explore values and principles and processes which underpin society and social policy.
You’ll spend 2 days at college, plus 1 day each week in a relevant placement setting (mandatory) which focuses on community based youth work, adult learning or Community Development.
Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
Moving on to a range of degree programmes such as:
This course and related degree programmes can lead to a career within a wide range of statutory and voluntary community based settings such as: