|Module Title||SUSTAINING RURAL COMMUNITIES|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Ioan Fazey|
|Course delivery||Practical||6 x 3 hour practicals per semester|
|Lecture||1 x 2 hour lecture per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 x 2 hour seminar/tutorial sessions during semester|
1. Apply and critically review the principles and theories of working with communities in a rural context
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of participation techniques to secure community involvement and development
3. Analyse the various grant aid mechanisms to facilitate community development
4. Complete a grant application form for a specified community group/project
5. Evaluate rural community initiatives using qualitative and quantitative techniques
The aims are:-
To understand the principles and theories of working with communities in a rural context
To appreciate the tools, mechanisms and interpersonal skills required to work effectively with rural communities
To understand the complexities of the grant process with particular regard to European schemes
To develop the interpersonal skills required for working with rural communities
Students will have to download and complete PDF forms for objective 1 or Community Development fund applications. The assignment is completed electronically following exactly the process required by the scheme.
.3 Use and analysis of numerical information
Students will have to supply detailed capital and revenue costs for a project. This involves accurate and reliable costing and requires extensive research and understanding of costing people and resources. This forms a significant part of the application form.
.6 Careers need awareness
The module and assignment, in particular, equip students with the skill of submitting professional grant applications. This is a critical part of any managers work role. In addition the module will develop interpersonal skills through role playing scenarios used to support lecture material.
This module is at CQFW Level 5