Friday, 20 January 2017

Facilitating Participatory Methods for Communities and Organisations QQI Accredited (Level 6) Minor Award (15 FET credits)

Participatory Methods for Communities and Organisations
QQI Accredited (Level 6) Minor Award (15 FET credits)
Cork City
2nd March – 1st June 2017
eleven Thursday Evenings & six Saturdays

SHEP has developed a QQI-accredited Level 6 course in the facilitation of Participatory approaches to key community and organisational development processes. The course is highly subsidised and offers a unique opportunity to people who are interested in enhancing capacity for social change through participatory processes of engagement.

Do you have a strong commitment to social justice and promoting equality? Are you interested in enhancing your skills in the facilitation of participatory approaches to key processes in community and organisational development?  Are you interested in being better able to bring about positive change in your own community or with the organisations you are involved in through developing your development practice tool-kit? 
This new part-time SHEP QQI-accredited (Level 6) course commencing in March 2017 may be of interest to you!

An Innovative & Practical Course
The course is aimed at people active in community or organisational settings. It will be of interest to a wide variety of people including those working as volunteers or in a paid capacity The aim of this course is that
·         Participants develop the confidence and skills to facilitate communities and groups in a participative way, so making it easy and fun for community members to engage in key community and organisational processes of development
·        Participants develop their ability to use their knowledge to support everyday community members to engage with these processes

QQI Certification
Upon successful completion of the course learners will receive a QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Community Organisation Management (6N3670)
Open Access
This is an open-access course but candidates must: have a strong commitment to promoting equality and social justice; have demonstrated a commitment to contributing to community life; be willing to commit to a group journey of learning. Closing date: February 9th 2017.

What is the commitment involved?
The course will be delivered by a number of experienced trainers at the SHEP training venue Blackrock, Cork over a four-month period commencing in March and completing in early June 2017. The course involves eleven three-hour Thursday night sessions (7-10pm) and six Saturdays (9.30 to 4.30pm). 

Highly Subsidised
€25 personal contribution: the participation of all successful candidates will be fully subsidised


For Further Information:
Contact the Course Coordinator:
Liam McCarthy SHEP (021) 4666 180

Liam Mc Carthy,
Training and Development Officer (Community Education & Development),
The Social and Health Education Project
Village Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
Main 00353 (0)21 4666180 Fax: 00353 (0) 21 4870104        

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