Respond! College are happy to invite enquiries and applications for our up-coming Certificate in Community Studies.

This (HETAC level 6) certificate in Community Studies is designed to explore concepts of community and community development within a social analysis framework. It will introduce learners to key technical and analytical skills that support and encourage participation within a community setting.

This course is suitable for anyone who is,

§  Working in a community setting, housing authority or NGO (paid or voluntary) who would like to broaden their understanding of community.

§  Hoping to become more involved in their community and looking to learn more about how this can be achieved.

§  Interested in the social structures that shape community living.

By the end of the course successful participants will have,

§  Explored concepts of community and community development.

§  Increased their understanding of theories and concepts that shape modern society.

§  Developed their capacity in group work and facilitation.

§  Gained a range of other skills required when engaging with communities.

Modules covered include;

1.    Community studies (10 credits)

2.    Group work and facilitation (10 credits)

3.    Introduction to sociology (10 credits)

Programme cost is €995 which includes registration, library access and all materials.

The closing date for applications is Monday January 20th 2014,  and the course will begin the week of February 3rd 2014.

For more information or to receive an application form contactKatie.murphy@respond.ie or phone (0818357901)