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New qualification offered for voluntary and community workers

September 2002

University of Leicester course aims to equip people with relevant skills

The University of Leicester is launching a new course that aims to empower people to contribute more effectively to the voluntary and community sectors by equipping them with relevant skills.

The new Certificate in Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations is being run at Vaughan College, part of the University of Leicesterís Institute of Lifelong Learning.

Lyn Brown, of the Institute, said: "This course is aimed at those already involved or employed in the voluntary and community sector. 

"The course focuses on the issues that confront people working in this sector, and gives students a broader understanding of management techniques within a relevant context. The course will develop skills and knowledge relevant to community and voluntary organisations, and contribute to the continuing professional development of the student. There are no formal entry requirements for this course, just a commitment to study."

The course aims to provide:

By the end of the course the student will have gained a detailed understanding of the main issues involved in setting up a community organisation and the necessary skills to manage such an organisation effectively

The course will take one year to complete and commences on 3rd October 2002. It will be held on a weekly basis at Vaughan College 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm at a cost of £700 for the year.

For further information please contact Lyn Brown, Institute of Lifelong Learning, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA or telephone 0116 2525963 or email cmb16@le.ac.uk


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