L7 BA in Community Education & Development (60 Credits)

Bachelor of ArtsCommunity Education and Development

Part Time
College Street
18 mths

The BA in Community Education and Development aims to enable people working in the community and voluntary sector to work effectively as reflective community education and development practitioners.  Using a community education methodology, participants are encouraged to reflect on and share their knowledge, expertise and practice within a collaborative learning environment. This course has been designed in collaboration with community practitioners for people working in the community, whether paid or voluntary, to gain an accredited qualification in community education and development, thus, enhancing their employment prospects.  The course is delivered by skilled Community Education practitioners using group work methods. This delivery promotes the practice of collective and shared learning drawing on the knowledge and skills that the students bring to the classroom. Classes are delivered in workshop-style, where collaborative and creative learning is strongly encouraged.

Duration:  18 months

Progression: On successful completion of this course, graduates may progress to the BA (Hons) in Community Education and Development.

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

The course comprises the following 10 credit modules:

Please click on each module in the following list for a detailed description.

Advanced Facilitations Skills
Community Development Strategic Apporaches
Community Education Theory
Community Project Management
Community Work Place Practice 2
Equality Studies

Assessment: 100% continuous assessment.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a L6 qualification in in Community Education e.g. Higher Certificate in Community Education and Development or equivalent.
  • Be actively involved in community work, in either a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • possess a strong equality and inclusion ethos.
  • Have computer and internet access.


Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.  Please see our website for more details  www.wit.ie/englishrequirements

Suitable applicants will be invited to interview.

Programme Administrator

Joan Mangan

Email: [email protected]

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