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Tel: 01256 423816

FREE Community Qualification

Hampshire County Council is offering a chance to gain a AQA level 3 Community Development Qualification


This FREE course is for you if you are passionate about supporting your community either through voluntary participation in a community group, or if you play an unpaid role in your local community.


On the course you will explore ideas and practical examples including;


  • the meaning of ‘community’ and ‘community development’
  • the values and practice of community development work
  • how positions of power and powerlessness affect people
  • the benefits of group work
  • understanding way people get involved
  • understanding barriers to participation
  • the benefits of reflective practice


The training opportunity is free of charge for community members living in Hampshire*.  We wish to encourage applications from peer-led community groups working to support traditionally excluded communities in Hampshire, specifically: disabled people, black and minority ethnic groups, minority faith groups, LGBT+


The course will be delivered over 9 weeks, each session lasting 4 hours.  First session will take place Friday 5th May 2017 in Winchester with 15 places currently still available with attendees making their own way to the training. 


Interested?   contact Camilla.gibson@hants.gov.uk  by 21st April or give call on 01962 845216.  Spaces are limited and priority will be given to community members who work with the targets groups mentioned above.