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Diploma in Community Development & OCN (Level 2) Community Development

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If you are working or volunteering in the Community’/Voluntary sector for years or just new to the sector then these courses will equip you with the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to support the community or group you work with. We have 2 Courses currently recruiting for participants:

1.       Diploma in Community Development accredited by University of Galway. Commencing October 2023, location of classes may vary but the majority of classes will be in Cookstown, 25 place available.

2.       OCN (level 2) Community Development. We are seeking expressions of interest with a view to providing this 4 week course in the Omagh area in October 2013, 15 places available.

The Diploma in Community Development Practice is a one-year (part time) course accredited by the University of Galway. The Diploma has been designed to enable Community Activists (volunteers and paid staff in the community / voluntary sector) to develop the knowledge, understanding and essential practical skills and experience required to provide leadership within this field. The Diploma will be delivered by Rural Community Network and their partners Fermanagh Trust and Holywell Trust in conjunction with University of Galway. The Diploma is part of the ‘Community Leadership in the West ‘ programme, offering training opportunities and qualifications to support the next generation of leaders.

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES: Introduction to Social Analysis, Social Research Techniques, Community Profiling, Strategic Planning, Public Policy & Community Development, Social Inclusion & Civic Engagement.

Diploma Further details and the Application Form can be found by clicking on this link:

The Diploma Application Form can also be accessed directly here:

The OCN NI Level 2 Award in Community Development qualification is appropriate for community development practitioners, providing learners with knowledge in community development, community group structure and understanding of diversity and inequality issues. This qualification is mapped to the new Community Development National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is the equivalent of GCSE Grade A-C.

6 Modules include:

Collaborative and Cross-sectoral Work
Community Learning for Social Change
Governance and Organisational Development
Group work and Collective Action
Understand and Engage with Communities
Understanding Community Development Practice

Location: Omagh

To submit an Expression of Interest Form for the OCN (Level 2) please click here: