This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy. Skills North West is match funded with assistance from Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Available Courses

See below a list of available courses available for Community Development.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Definitions of abuse, codes of conduct, whistle blowing and confidentiality.


The Volunteering Course is designed to empower volunteers through personalised learning and choice, mentoring, support and work placements to motivate and enhance confidence and develop core skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving, research and self-management.

Award in Vocational Skills - Citizenship

OCN Level 1 Award Vocational Skills – Active Citizenship in Community Learning Outcoming 1. Understand the social diversity of citizens in own community. 2. Recognise the role of active participation in own community Assessment 1.1. Define what is meant by social diversity. 1.2. Outline the social diversity of citizens in own community. 2.1. Outline ways in which diverse members of the community can interact together. 2.2. Outline own involvement in an organisation, club or activity in own community. 2.3. Identify how taking an active part in own community can contribute to social cohesion. Credits gained: 1

OCN NI Award in Community Development

The OCN NI Level 1 award in Community Development provides learners with knowledge in community development values and processes, community group understanding and understanding of diversity and injustice issues. These qualifications are mapped to the new Community Development National Occupational Standards (NOS).

In order to achieve the Level 1 Award learners must complete the one mandatory unit for a total of 6 credits. Community Development Practice