QQI Level 6 – Community Development Code 6M3674
1 year Full-time


Take a lead in changing your community and society by acquiring knowledge and skills to effectively tackle 21st-century societal issues with the Community Development course. This program empowers students to create meaningful and positive changes within their communities by emphasising the importance of collective action, working together, and transforming ourselves for the better.  This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to community-wide responses, meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The program focuses on the relationship between the individual and society, and how by working and taking action together, we can create positive change in our communities.

Entry Requirements

Level 5 award in Humanities or a related course. Work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications for mature students.

Programme of Study

Core Modules

  • Communications
  • Community Development Practice
  • Group Work Theory & Practice
  • Community Development Theory
  • Work Experience
  • Information, Advice & Advocacy Practice
  • Social Analysis
  • Supervisory Skills
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to contribute effectively to the work of organisations in a range of community development and or community work settings and/or to progress to higher education and training.

Career Opportunities

This course opens doors to future employment opportunities in the social, voluntary, and community sectors. It is an ideal foundation for those who wish to pursue further studies in social sciences.


Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to higher education and training. Examples of progression courses include:

  • TU791 L7 Applied Social Studies in Social Care – TU Blanchardstown
  • TU991 L8 Applied Social Studies – Social Care – TU Blanchardstown
  • TU996 L8 Social Care – TU Dublin City Campus
  • TU997 L8 Applied Social Care – TU Tallaght
  • MH101 L8 Arts – NUI Maynooth
  • MH107 L8 Social Science – NUI Maynooth
  • DN700 L8 Social Science – University College Dublin
  • DN720 L8 Psychology – University College Dublin
  • DN750 L8 Social Policy and Sociology – University College Dublin

Apply now and become a part of the solution towards building better communities for the future.