Community Development

Limerick Institute of Technology

 

Course Name Community Development
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code LC297
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Limerick Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 Years. Including Work Placements in Year 2 & Year 3.
Class Contact Hours: 20 hrs per week.
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish. Mathematics is not a subject requirement for this programme.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO appl...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic programmes at LIT and are not considered passing subjects.

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET programme in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level programmes at LIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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LIT accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all programmes of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to programmes at Limerick Institute of Te...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Non-Standard/Mature Applications
EU Nationals aged 23 before 1st January 2019 that wish to make a non-standard application:

Please ensure you indicate the nature of your case on your application to the CAO before February 1st. The Institute may a...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Non-Standard Applications
A non-standard application refers to applicants who are required to provide additional information when applying to CAO. The main categories of non-standard applicants are:

• Mature applicants
• GCE/GCSE applicants
• H...

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Course Fee

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Most full time undergraduate students are covered by the “Irish Government Free Fees scheme” for the tuition fee. Under this scheme, the government (HEA) pays tuition fees for full-time, non-repeat undergraduate students from Ireland an...

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Financial Support Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover this Student Contribution Fee. The student grant application system is an “online application system” and is accessed at www.susi.ie.

To assist all applicants, there is a SUSI Support Desk -
Email: support@susi.ie; Tel: 0761 08 7874.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+What is the programme about?
This programme has been designed in consultation with employers, so its content is relevant to employment in the development sector in Ireland. There is a substantial practical component to this programme so students wil...

Subjects Taught

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Semester 1: Introduction to Community Work 1, Interpersonal Communication, Active Citizenship & Volunteering, Applied Research & Writing Skills, Political Ideology, Introduction to Homelessness (Elective), Introduction to Working with Vulne...

Careers or Further Progression What can I do after the programme?
There are increasing opportunities for paid professional work and career progression within the community and voluntary sector. Graduates will be eligible to work in various roles and in the development sector including: Community Development Worker/Coordinator, Community Youth Worker, Policy Worker, Social Researcher/Research Assistant, Group Worker/Facilitator. Some graduates work for Family Resource Centres, LEADER companies, An Garda Síochána.
Further Enquiries Ms. Catherine Corcoran,
Programme Leader
Email: catherine.corcoran@lit.ie
Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC297
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Points History
Year Points
2019 217
2018 280
2017 251