Postgraduate taught 

Adult Learning, Community Development & Youth Work (CLD Standards Council Accredited) MEd/PgDip

Practice Placement EDUC5412

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their competence as practitioners in a community learning development setting. Students will plan, implement and evaluate practice and analyse it in the light of community learning & development theory.


September to December 8 x 1 hour seminars

From January to May over 7 x 2 hour workshops


The summative assessment consists of:


Assignment 1: Community Map Presentation - 20%

Assignment 2: Observation of Practice - 20%

Assignment 3: Placement Essay  - 60%


Each individual element of assessment must be passed as per the requirements of the CLD Standards Council Endorsement.

Course Aims

To enable students to

a) demonstrate competence in community learning & development practice against the CLD Standards

b) interrogate their practice in the light of community learning & development theory

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

a) Implement a programme of CLD activities in line with the CLD competences

b) Analyse CLD practice in the light of a range of CLD theories

c) Critically reflect on their own practice

d) Identify unmet learning needs

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits