Course Description

Community Development (VTOS)

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.

VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit.

This is a two year VTOS course which is designed to provide learners with a broad understanding of Community Development. Learners will be given the knowledge, skills and competencies required for working with people in an educational environment.

Course Content

Year 1 QQI Level 5

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Creative Arts in Early Childhood
  • Word Processing
  • Social Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience,

Year 2 QQI Level 6

  • Community Development Theory
  • Community Development Practice
  • Group Work Theory & Practice
  • Community Addiction Studies
  • Arts in the Community
  • Work Experience
  • Social Analysis
  • Action Research
  • Team leadership
CollegeColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Course LocationCoolock, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 17
Course CategorySocial Care, Healthcare & Medicine
Course TypeIn-house Training
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsCommunity Development (VTOS)
Course Duration2 years
Course Time2 years
Entry RequirementsAll VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for a least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.
Carear PathThis is an area of study that offers excellent career opportunities within education and the community development area.
Course CodeLevel 5 (5M4468) Level 6 (6M3674)
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Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Barryscourt Road
Coolock, Dublin
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