FD in Community Leadership

This exciting foundation degree is suitable for individuals committed to developing strong leadership skills in a community context. The course encourages students to organise and implement community-based programmes during their studies, offering a unique opportunity to make a real and lasting impact on society, whilst developing highly transferable leadership skills for education, employment and life.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • UCAS Code
    • Validated By
    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 5 / DipHE / FD
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (18+)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    This programme aims to be accessible and provide unique ways for you to explore policy and practice both in the UK and abroad. You will be encouraged to develop your own projects and take an active role within your community. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals with previous volunteering and community action experience. This seeks to be a ‘family friendly’ programme that is flexible to meet the needs of carers.

    Year 1 you will learn about:

    • Citizenship and Cohesive Communities
    • Volunteering and Health and Safety Management
    • Community Culture
    • Gang and Gun Culture
    • Bullying Interventions

    Year 2

    • Mentoring in the Community
    • Community Project Development
    • Community Leadership
    • Volunteering in the EU
    • Youth-Led Regeneration
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need 80 UCAS points taken from:

    • a minimum of 2 A Levels at Grade A*-C
    • a National Diploma/Extended Diploma at Grade MMP
    • an NVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject
    • an Access to Higher Education Diploma at Pass.

    All applicants will additionally require GCSE English & maths at Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent.

    Although not a requirement for this course, GCSE English and maths at Grade A*-C/ 9-4 may be a requirement for progression to some careers.

    You may also qualify for the course if you have other qualifications or relevant life or work experience. 

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed by portfolio of evidence, reflection and discussion, written evidence in the form of reports and essays, presentation and self-assessment.

  • Progression Pathway

    A Foundation Degree is recognised qualification in its own right, equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree. Many of our graduates chose to top-up their Foundation Degree to a full Honours degree by applying to the third year of the BA (Hons) Community Leadership – Top
    Up (at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.

    If you wish to progress to an alternative university, you are strongly advised to research the entry qualifications required for your chosen course prior to enrolling at Runshaw College. The course is designed to prepare you for senior positions of community leadership within the third sector, the public sector, governance and politics, and also to play a leading role on the international stage. It provides excellent opportunities for international, national, regional, and local networking and the development of personal social capital which will serve to effectively enhance employability prospects.

  • Programme Specification

    The Programme Specification is the formal document that is Approved by the University of Central Lancashire. It sets out the key elements of the course on which Approval is based. Click below to view the Programme Specification.