Community Development CPD Award

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What is special about this course?

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) award in Community Development has been designed to meet the specific development and training needs of Gaelic organisations and public authorities working in communities to maintain and regenerate the Gaelic language.

You will look at community development for all settings, rural and urban, that are sensitive to the requirements of Gaelic language development. You will develop skills to plan for language and community development, drawing together theoretical knowledge with practical steps in community and language revitalisation.

Special features

  • You will access to teaching, learning and research of the highest standard in language and community development, with a focus on Scottish Gaelic, enhancing your employability and professional skills
  • You will follow a course of self-study supported by telephone tutorials and access to online learning resources.
  • Content will be of particularly benefit to Gaelic development officers, language planning officers, community and economic development co-ordinators and Gaelic education professionals
  • The CPD Award can also be studied in Gaelic, see CPD ann an Leasachadh Coimhearsnachd

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • All applicants will be interviewed, usually by telephone

  • Gaelic: Past & Present Developing
  • Gaelic Communities: Practical Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time (Structured)
  • Part Time (Unstructured)

You will follow this course through self-directed study, supported by telephone tutorials and access to online learning resources.

How long will my course last?

Each module is usually completed over one semester, with two telephone tutorials per week

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The CPD award will enhance your employment opportunities in various sectors eg. in Community Development Agencies;  Public Bodies

Can I progress into further study?

You may be able to progress to other awards or degree programmes within the Gaelic and Related studies scheme or other UHI awards.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Community Development CPD Award

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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