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HNC Working with Communities


HNC Working with Communities

What is it about?


This introduction to community work will better equip you for working in youth and community settings. Covering key areas of community work theory and practice along with opportunities for putting it into practice, this programme is an excellent foundation for community work.


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 Practice of Community Learning and Development
  • Social Science Approaches
  • Accountability and management of resources
  • Learning Approaches
  • Group work


Features of the course

  • Strong focus on practice development
  • Small group work, study skills and individual support
  • 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, street work with marginalised young people and creative arts-based projects, such as youth theatre, street art, dance and music schemes.


Academic Validation and Professional Recognition It is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority at SCQF level 7 (equivalent to the first year of university) and professionally approved by the CLD Standards Council for Scotland.

Next point of Entry: September 2018
Location Various across Scotland

Length: 2 years part-time – delivered in a variety of ways, including evenings and Saturdays or as ‘day release’. It could take one evening per week for 2 years, or one day per week for 10 months – or a mix.

Fees In brief, student fees for 2018/19 are as follows: Tuition fees of £2400.
If taken full-time over one year, we will provide a bursary of £1200, equal to 50% of the tuition fees.
If taken part-time over two years, you may be eligible for a fee grant from SAAS of up to £964 over two years. In these circumstances, we will provide an additional bursary of £800.