Short Course in Community Development - gaining university credits for experience in voluntary and community work.


This module offers practitioners (particularly in community development/voluntary work) the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of critical reflection and experiential learning, in order to reflect upon the learning they have gained in their working/voluntary practice. The skills developed will enable them to build a portfolio of learning achievements to apply for exemption from further studies.

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About this course

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This short course provides an opportunity for people in the community/voluntary or statutory sectors to convert learning from experience into university credits with the prospect of entry into the second year of the Part-Time Community Development Degree Programme at Ulster University. It aims to give participants the necessary skills and understanding to put together a portfolio for consideration for accreditation of their prior experiential learning (APEL) in community development practice, which will start them on a journey towards gaining the necessary requirements for entry into Year 2 of the BSc Honours Degree in Community Development for September 2017.

Linked programmes

CPPD Personal and Professional Development


Assessment will be by course work: a portfolio of prior experience in community development.


This is a Monday to Friday week-long short course on the Jordanstown Campus: 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Entry requirements

Prior experience in the community and/or voluntary sectors.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III will also meet this requirement.

Start dates

  • 22 May 2017
How to apply


How to apply

Centre For Flexible and Continuing Education

Telephone: 028 9036 6680

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Start dates

  • 22 May 2017

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:


For further information please contact: Centre For Flexible and Continuing Education Telephone: 028 9036 6680 / Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

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