Course description

Are you thinking about starting a community group? Have you already started but don’t really know where to go from here? If so, this course is for you. This course will guide you through setting up your group and the use of tools to test your community idea. There will be a practical session based on your specific idea and the course will give you the first steps in testing the need for it in your local area. You will also explore the requirements of a community group depending on what type you choose. If you have an idea or have only just started a group then this course will support you in those first steps in deciding whether your idea will work.

What can this course lead to?

Other introduction courses you could go on are: Introduction to Social Action Introduction Community Wellbeing. Or you could progress onto: Exploring Volunteering Exploring Community Project Management, Possible careers include Community Group Worker, Community Group Leader and charity.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


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Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £17.50. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.