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Full Time Community Development Work Foundation Degree

Bradford College

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Modules Covered Personal and Professional Development 1A Work Based Learning 1A Key Perspectives in Sociology Introduction to Psychology and Interpersonal Skills Personal and Professional Development 1B Work Based Learning 1B Social Policy Community Development Work 1 Personal and Professional Development 2A Work Based Learning 2A Community Studies Multi-disciplinary Practice in Community settings Personal and Professional Development 2B Work Based Learning 2B Principles of Research Community Development Work 2 Teaching Methods Our learning and teaching strategies have been designed to develop your key skills, employment skills, community development skills and to link theory and practice in a variety of challenging and stimulating ways. In particular, the Personal Development Planning and Work-Based Learning modules enhance your learning and help you to develop useful techniques for your future work. Work PlacementFieldwork The work-based element of the course is designed to support you if you`re already working with the sector and also if you need workplace experience. You will be expected to experience 300 hours of work-based learning at each level (pro rata for part-time). At a planning meeting twice a year, work-based representatives from a wide range of organisations, college placement staff and tutors will place you in work contexts that will provide meaningful experience. Course Overview This unique degree is designed to develop the technical, vocational and key skills needed for exciting roles working with, and within, communities. We aim to provide you with a range of skills so that you can gain or maintain employment in community development. We will build upon a history of expertise within the programme area. Course Structure We have structured the programme to ensure your consistent progression within complementing key elements, using Personal Development and Planning (PDP) and work-based learning to help you to build on your theoretical knowledge and skills. Learning Methods Face-to-face learning and work-based learning will be supported and enhanced through the use of Web CT, which we can also use to keep in contact with you where necessary. Assessment We use a range of assessment methods. Our aim is for you to develop your knowledge through both understanding and use. We will clearly explain the task and the assessment criteria within a module outline, or an assignment brief, or both. You can expect practice-based assignments, case studies, presentations, problem-based scenarios, simulations, portfolios, reflective assignments and negotiated learning contracts. Entry Requirements One Level 3 qualification and experience in a relevant area (in addition to meeting the entry requirements, you will need to show a commitment to a career in community development work). Please contact our Admissions Team for further entry requirements and duration details. A satisfactory Enhanced CRB disclosure and health check are also required. What`s Next? Graduation from this programme will provide a qualification that more than meets the needs of rural and urban communities. You may choose to progress to: BA (Hons) Social and Community Care BA (Hons) Health and Social Welfare or BA (Hons) Combined Studies More Information Duration: 2 years Full Time

Modules Covered Personal and Professional Development 1A Work Based Learning 1A Key Perspectives in Sociology Introduction to Psychology and Interpersonal Skills Personal and Professional Development 1B Work Based Learning 1B Social Policy Community Development Work 1 Personal and Professional Development 2A Work Based Learning 2A Community Studies Multi-disciplinary Practice in Community...

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