L6 Certificate in Community Studies (30 Credits)

CertificateCommunity Studies

Part Time
1 year

The Certificate in Community Studies will introduce community volunteers and activists who wish to develop their knowledge of the theory and practice of community education and development.  Participants will also learn to reflect on their own community practice, acquire skills in group work and set goals for their own personal development.  This course is delivered in conjunction with Waterford Women’s Centre over one academic year.  On successful completion of this course, graduates may progress to study the Higher Certificate in Community Development and Education.

Delivery: 1 Year, Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm




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.

Modules will be delivered over 2 semesters;  Semester 1 (Sep – Dec 2020) and Semester 2 (Jan – May 2021).  

This course comprises the following 10 credits modules: (Please click on each module in the list for a detailed description)

•         Personal Effectiveness for Community Workers (10 credits)
•         Group Work and Facilitation Skills (10 credits)
•         Community Development (10 credits)

Assessment: 100% continuous assessment

Applicants must:

  • be actively engaged in the Community and Voluntary sector.
  • be over 23 years from 1 January 2020.
  • 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
  • Have computer and internet access.


Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Fees: €370 per module.

Programme Administrator

Joan Mangan

Email: [email protected]

Course Leader

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