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Aim:  The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required to critically engage with the theory and practice in group work in community settings.

Participant Profile:  Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to understand how group work and practice.

Duration: 6 days (1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Minor component

Credit Value: 15 Credits

Approved: This course is An Bord Altranais (ABA) Approved


Some learning outcomes of the component include:

  1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of group work concepts including roles, values, norms, task, process, dynamics, power, participation, conflict, life cycle, facilitation etc.
  2. Discuss key aspects of group work theory as it relates to task, process and group maintenance issues during the life cycle
  3. Analyse challenges and issues in group processes during the life cycle
  4. Discuss the parameters of the role and skills of facilitator including co-facilitation in working with a variety of groups for different purposes
  5. Utilise group work skills and processes to promote group development
  6. Demonstrate ability to use audio visual equipment and group exercises in group contexts
  7. Implement group work sessions including planning, co-facilitating and evaluation
  8. Utilise group work theory in the analysis of group processes
  9. Analyse own engagement with groups as participant and facilitator


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 5 certificate standard of education or management experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Skills Demonstration 50% Project 50% Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie. Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 6.

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One Comment

  1. Shane lowry September 8, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Hi, when is the next date for this course?
    Is there a QQI level qualification on successful completion?

    Many thanks,

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