1 Year


The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work in the area of Community Development under supervision in a range of community or health service settings or to progress to further and/or higher education and training.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Cert or its equivalent is advised.
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Person Centred Focus to Disability
  • Psychology
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
Elective Modules

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.


Work Experience

A period of work experience is incorporated in this programme.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course will be qualified to support community development services and projects.


Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in Institutes of Technology and Universities.  Examples of progression courses include:

  • DIT, DT571 Social Care