Local Government Engagement (L6, 10 ECTS)
Applied Social Sciences
Flexible & Professional
The aim of this programme is to provide the participants with the skills for effective participation in local development and governance with a view towards improving community engagement in policymaking. This will be completed in two parts: The first section will give the participants a broader understanding of local structures in Ireland in a national and European context. The second part will give participants an improved perspective on the diversity of approaches to local development and engagement.
What are the entry requirements?
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIRMENTS: There are no formal academic entry requirements but previous experience working / volunteering with local communities would be of benefit but not necessary.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.
Who can I contact?
Flexible Learning Team
What modules will I study?
The aim of this programme is to provide the participants with the skills for effective participation in local development and governance with a view towards improving community engagement in policymaking.
The course was created following on from recent developments around the creation of Public Participation Networks (PPNs) and the growing need for community consultation there was a recognised need for upskilling in both Local Authorities and Community Organisations around understanding local government structures, governance issues and a need to develop skills around community engagement.
What are the career prospects?
This programme would be useful for those who want to further develop their community engagement skills and work with non-profit / voluntary groups as a representative in PPNs. External progression is evidenced by increased confidence of learners in their ability to understand and analyse information in social sciences.
Number of Weeks: 15 weeks, 2 evenings per week - 6pm to 8pm.
100% Continuous Assessment
Special Purpose Award (Level 6, 10 Credits)
For queries relating to the course content
Contact: Dr.Matthew Cannon