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creative communities unit

The Creative Communities Unit offers a range of exciting accredited short courses which have been specifically designed to support the Continuing Professional Development needs of those who work with or volunteer in the community, voluntary, public or private sectors.

The delivery of the courses can be negotiated with commissioning organisations to suit busy schedules. Each course is self-contained and allows you to study at a level suitable for you and your staff.

All courses provide high quality professional development opportunities that are available to take as either accredited or unaccredited, giving the option to gain a formal qualification at either University Certificate Level (NQF Level 3, or NQF Level 4) or Master’s Level (NQF Level 7)

To find out more about any of our courses or to enroll, please get in touch with the Creative Communities Unit.


Upcoming courses 2016

Certificate of Credit in Theory and Practice of Mentoring
Running Oct-Dec 2016. View the course flyer here.

Online application – Level 4
Online application – Level 7

Session 1 – 9:30-12:30 Thurs 6th October
Session 2 – 9:30-12:30 Thurs 20th October
Session 3 – 9:30-12:30 Thurs 3rd November
Session 4 – 9:30-12:30 Thurs 17th November
Session 5 – 9:30-12:30 Thurs 1st December
Session 6 – 9:30-12:30 Thurs 15th December

Contact Louise for more information about the course.


Short courses available

Please get in touch to discuss our options for bespoke courses.

Course fees

The fees are £375 for 15 credit modules and £750 for 30 credit modules. Separate charges may apply for Growing Your Social Enterprise. Costs may vary for large groups – please get in touch.

Entry requirements

We welcome people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experiences for any of our Short Courses, however for those wishing to study at Level 7, we would normally expect students to have a first degree (BA or BSc). We require a written application to be sent to us which may be followed by a telephone interview, and then a request for a short essay on a topic to be submitted depending on the course you are applying for. We make sure that all applications we receive are considered individually and fairly.

If you are interested and would like to enroll on one of our short courses, Contact the CCU