Federation for Community Development Learning
Federation for Community Development Learning

Understanding and Working with Different Communities, National Open College Network Level 3

Dates: Tuesdays; 15th September, 1st and 15th October 2013                 

Time: 9.30am arrival for 10.00am start – 4.30pm

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

Three-session training course.

This course is now fully booked.


This course is accredited and will give learners an opportunity to explore and analyse issues of power and inequalities as it relates to understanding and working with different communities. 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 unit for this course is 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 an 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 15 hours covering the course unit and additional time to study and reflect on how to link the learning to your work in communities.


  • FREEfor unwaged participants who are part of unfunded groups and community groups (with an annual income of less than £100,000)
  • £50 for people working for voluntary groups (with an annual income of more than £100,000) and Public Sector Workers


What the course covers


This course will cover the third unit from the national community development awards, Social inequality, injustice and diversity in communities.


The following topics will be covered:

  • Community development as an approaches to working with different communities
  • Understand why communities are diverse
  • Explore the concept of community
  • Understand why communities face problems and issues
  • Know about the dynamics of power in communities.

What do we do?

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