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HandsLinwood Community Development Trust is delighted to announce that an opportunity exists for local residents to join an Activate course.

What is an Activate course?

A foundation course in community development.

The main aim of the course is to give people who are active in their community an opportunity to reflect on what they do and why they do it. Participants get the opportunity to examine different practice approaches to working in the community, all of which will assist them in being even more effective in their practice. In addition to this, the programme helps organisations, networks and initiatives and leads to increased community participation. It is certified by Glasgow University.

Participants reflect on their practice in the light of basic community work values and principles. It builds on the experience of those who work in the community, whether in a paid or unpaid capacity.

The teaching and learning is informal and participative and yet challenges participants to think more deeply about the work they are doing and how they can contribute to the development of their community.

Flexible local delivery of this 50-hour course ensures that it is accessible for the people your organisation is working with.

The course enables participants to reflect on and learn more about:

  • The nature of community
  • What is community development?
  • Underpinning values and practice principles of community development
  • Working towards positive change in their communities

And to develop:

  • Their existing skills and knowledge
  • Their critical awareness of local and wider issues
  • New ways of working for change

If enough people are interested, the course could start within the next few weeks. The specific learning on the programme can be tailored to the needs of the particular group.

If you would like to register your interest in this course or would like to know more, please contact us.

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