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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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 (QQI Level 7)

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.

Week 1: Two 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.