Our Programmes

VCC brings community education to anyone who wants to learn in a friendly, accessible way. We combine live lectures with offline activities, assignments and face to face workshops. Registrations will open 1 August 2017. To book your place, please email an expression of interest to registrations@AnCosanVCC.com

Please take a look at our academic calendar below to see our schedule of programmes commencing September 2017.


Academic Calendar
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Higher Education

Through online learning, our students can access a range of higher education options that might not have been possible before. Cost is no longer a barrier, and you can fit your learning around your own schedule. As a VCC student, you are encouraged to actively engage with your own learning and valuable networking opportunities are available through our learning community.




Community Development (QQI Level 6)

The Community Development programme explores the key principles and practices of community development. It provides an overview of the historical and contemporary infrastructure of the community and voluntary sector in Ireland. Learners will assess diverse community development case studies and approaches, exploring their implications within local communities and wider Irish society. Learners’ own participation in the community development process will be examined throughout and consideration given to assessing their practice and approaches through the lens of community development theory.

The structure of the module is based on developing an online community of practice using a blended learning approach, as follows:

Induction: 6 hour face-to-face workshop

Week 1: One hour online session on technology

Online Synchronous Teaching: 2 hours per week online over eight weeks

Online Tutorial: 2 group sessions over the duration of the course

Workshop: 6 hour face to face workshop during the module.

Cost of Module: €300 – Learners can access a small bursary and scholarship fund, if required.