youth creativity art club

HNC Working with Communities


HNC Working with Communities

What is it about?
Churches often see a priority in working with local communities, understanding that their place in the community may be similar to that of the Jewish people in Babylon who were culturally different but called to seek the peace of the city (Jer 29:7).

Why study this programme?
This programme is designed to support students to understand the broader community work sector in order to see how their ministry might relate to it. Units include:
• Principles and Practices.
• Social Science Approaches.
• Accountability and management of resources.
• Learning Approaches.
• Group work.

Features of the course
• Strong focus on practice development.
• Useful for those who are wanting to serve in churches, Christian organisations or the wider community.
• Small group work, study skills support and individual tutorials.
• Teaching staff actively engaged in youth and community practice, research and development nationally and internationally.
• Positive commitment to equality and the development of good practice in diverse contexts.

Placement options
Most students carry out a placement in their own church or an organisation in their local community such as a youth centre or community centre. For those students who are not already involved somewhere that could be a placement, then we will support the student in finding somewhere suitable. Placements may include youth centres, community centres and projects, to innovative work with schools and colleges, streetwork with marginalised young people and creative arts-based projects, such as youth theatre, street art, dance and music schemes.

Next point of Entry: September 2017
Length  2 years part-time (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Various across Scotland