Full-time: Two years, Part-time: Three years
Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time
L540; Short form: FdA/VCA
Burnley (Campus code: A)
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.
64 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.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
The Campus plays an important part in the overall economic and social development of Pennine Lancashire and you will have opportunities to participate in work placement or volunteering activities with local employers and community groups.
The programme is designed to enable students to become effective community leaders 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 the student in learning core skills in leadership and management, whilst also allowing them 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 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.
This programme has provided our students with some wonderful opportunities to broaden their knowledge and horizons. We take great pride in personal care and individual attention to student needs. We have taken a local programme and given it a global perspective through our excellent international links. Most importantly, our students make a massive contribution to the community during their study and our practical based programme allows them to develop a very strong CV and skills for employment, education and life.
Maximising your employability is a key part of what we offer. This includes working with you after you complete your course, including the provision of first class business incubation facilities that you can use if you want to start your own business, backed up with free training to help your business succeed.
Students have graduated from this programme to go into local politics, education, youth work, business development; local government and public sector, law and management. You can top up to a BA (Hons) in Community Leadership from where you can progress onto the MA programme in Community Leadership.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
We have strong links with employers including British Aerospace, Rolls Royce, Cisco Systems and Aircelle.
The programme works with the Freire Institute and is an approved delivery centre for the Institute for Leadership and Management.
The Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership is Matrix accredited for Advice and Guidance.
At our Burnley Campus, you can take advantage of the fantastic resources that we have to support your study, teaching and learning, sports and recreation. The Campus is very supportive and friendly with small class sizes, and you will receive exceptional academic and personal support. We consistently get high numbers of students achieving First or 2.1 honours degrees and Distinctions.
You can take part in structured work experience as part of the course. This is central to the teaching and assessment of the programme. You will be offered opportunities to take part in global community exchanges and the Global Community Leadership Programme with our partners in Pakistan, Oman, Turkey and Russia
Assessment is by portfolio and continuous practical assessment. Role play and presentation also forms a key part of the assessment process.
I never thought I would return to education, but the degree at UCLan appealed to me because it allows you to fit in your studies around your family.