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.


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

Academic Calendar
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Continuous Professional Development

In the Community Education sector, we know the challenges of developing our skills and competencies with limited time and resources. So we offer a new, creative approach to continuous professional development with our accredited higher education blended learning programmes.

We offer Special Purpose Awards that make professional development easy to access and affordable. Each award can be taken as a single 10 credit module at three stages during the year.

  • Transformative Community Education Special Purpose Award, QQI level 7, 10 credits: This Certificate introduces learners to theories and concepts of community education with a particular emphasis on a social action model. The module supports students to engage in reflective practice and to consider the implications of a social action model of community education in contemporary Ireland. The Irish social policy context in relation to community education is examined and analysed.


  • Technology Enhanced Learning Special Purpose Award, QQI level 7, 10 credits: This Certificate focuses on developing digital skills and competencies to enable learners to use a range of educational technologies in practice.  It also critically explores the use of online learning tools and educational technologies. During this module, learners will be introduced to the concept of communities of practice in technology enhanced learning. Learners will investigate and identify effective approaches to building digital skills in their own practice. Finally, learners will examine the Irish and European Union policy frameworks with regard to technology enhanced learning, community education and higher education.