Social Enterprises & Community Development Practice

University College Cork


Course Name Social Enterprises & Community Development Practice
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code DSECD
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Diploma National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Tipperary Town, Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2019
Application Date Closing Date: 30th August 2019
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Duration 2 years Part-Time

The programme will be run one night per week over a two-year period. You will undertake a 100 hour practical placement during year two of the Diploma. This includes 20 hours of supervision from the Diploma placement officer. Prior to starting placement you will prepare an agency profile on the social enterprise you will be working with. All placements will be approved and monitored by the course placement officer.
Course Fee Costs: €990 per academic year
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by 1st January of the year of application

Hold a Leaving Certificate/FETAC Level 5 qualification (or equivalent)

Be able to demonstrate involvement in the community development or social enterprise se...

Financial Support Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see
Course Content

Expand+This course introduces you to the theoretical and practical elements of community development and social enterprise. Emphasis is placed on developing ways to successfully integrate a range of business skills suited to a people-centred social enterpri...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The modules are as follows:

Year 1 Modules:

AD1001: History and Theory of Community Development and Social Enterprise (10 credits)

This module will contextualise the historic development of Community Development and Social Enterprise; explor...

Assessment Method Assessment is assignment-based, there are no examinations. Assignments take a variety of forms including: reflective journals, essays, community/agency profiles, research reports and case studies. Briefs and guidelines are available in the course handbook so information is available in advance. Lecturers will cover assignment approaches. Assignments are handed in one week after a module ends. Two assignments are required per 10 credit module and one per five credit module.
Further Enquiries Programme Coordinator: Deirdre O Byrne
+ 353 21 490 4715
Location Tipperary
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