Learning & Development

Foundation Degree in Community Leadership

This programme – developed by community leaders, for community leaders – is designed to give people working at grass roots level the tools they need to make change happen. You’ll develop skills in leadership, project development and management, and find out how to fund and effectively manage action groups, so your community can take control of its own regeneration. The idea is that everything you learn, you pass on to your peer groups through mentoring – a cascade effect that sustainably improves the community for everyone. You’ll graduate fully prepared to lead your community – and it’s the perfect stepping stone to a further Honours degree.

The programme is designed to enable you to become an effective community leader within various professional workplace situations. It follows a three stage learning process: theoretical perspectives, application of theory in practice, and reflection on application. The programme will engage you in learning core skills in leadership and management, whilst also allowing you to explore concepts relating to community within a broader social and cultural context. You will also be eligible for awards from the Institute of Leadership and Management as part of your programme. You will also have opportunities to engage with communities on an international level through our strong links in Russia, Pakistan, Oman, and the USA. We organise a number of international visits per year. Entry Requirements 160 points or a portfolio of appropriate experiential learning and interview. We welcome applications from mature students who have a good track record in community practice. Year 1 Compulsory Modules

  • VO1001 Cohesive Communities
  • VO1002 Volunteer Health and Safety Management (students will undertake a certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace as part of this module)
  • VO1004 Community Culture

Optional Modules

  • VO1006 Volunteering and Community Action
  • VO1009 Gangs and Gun Culture
  • VO1010 Bullying Interventions

Year 2 Compulsory Modules

  • VO2001 Mentoring in the Community (students can also take the ILM Award in Mentoring as part of this module)
  • VO2002 Project Development (Students can also take the ILM Award in Social Return on Investment (SROI) as part of this module)
  • VO2003 Community Leadership

Optional Modules

  • VO2004
  • VO2005
How to Apply

Key Features

  • Duration

    Full-time: Two years, Part-time: Three years

  • Level


  • Award Type

    Foundation Degree

  • Campus


  • Upcoming Dates

    September 2015

Next Steps

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