Federation for Community Development Learning
Federation for Community Development Learning

Community Development Values & Group Work, National Open College Network Level 3

Dates: Tuesdays; 9th, 16th, 30th April; 14th 21st May; 4th and 18th June                  

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW. Tel: 0114 253 6770

Seven-session training course running from April - June 2013

This course is now fully booked.


This course is accredited and will give learners a deeper understanding of community development values and community group work. Taking part in this course can help prepare learners for employment in community development work or develop the knowledge of those already involved in working with community members and groups.


The two units for this course are part of the new nationally recognised qualification structure for Community Development.


Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at people who have a reasonably broad based experience of working with groups within community settings, either as a unpaid or paid worker, or as a volunteer. 


This course gives a combination of activity based training, guided learning and tutorial support. You will need to spend at least 20 hours covering the course units and additional time to study and reflect on how to link the learning to your work in communities.


This course is FREE to community and voluntary sector participants through lottery funding. Workers employed by public sector organisations are offered subsidised places at £50 per person.


These courses are also open to people who are one of the four Creating Changes Demonstration Project community groups. Please tick the box on the booking form section if you are a member of one of these groups.


What the course covers

This course will cover two units from the national community development awards, Community Development Values and Process and Community Group Dynamics.


The following topics will be covered:

  • Community development values and process
  • The role of reflection and learning in community development
  • How power and powerlessness affect people in communities
  • Community group dynamics, roles and relationships in community groups
  • Support and resources for community groups
  • Participatory tools for group work.

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