Certificate in Enterprise and Community Development

Certificate in Enterprise and Community Development

This course is a part-time distance learning programme, designed to provide learners with the opportunity to achieve a Level 6 Award from the Atlantic Technological University via flexible delivery methodologies and incorporating Work and Community based learning. The focus is on getting learners up to speed in Communication (oral and written) and IT Skills to give them the confidence to progress to the next level in Higher Education. Learners will also have the opportunity to explore their interest in business, enterprise and community development and to develop their skills towards becoming effective administrators in these areas.

  • It has been translated and delivered to learners in Ireland, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Greece and Italy. It is recognised by the International Labour Organisation of the United Nations as meeting the specified needs of Life Long Learning for the EU Workforce in the 21st Century.
  • A particular objective of EQUAL Ireland is the development of our participants so that they become accomplished self-directed independent learners in the workplace community or higher education.

Entry Requirement

  • Mature applicants (over 23 years) welcome

Who is it For

Completion of this programme will be of particular interest to people who are:

  • Early School Leavers interested in re-engaging with their education
  • Community Activists or Workplace Representatives
  • Entrepreneurs or Innovators who want to establish a successful private or social enterprise
  • Job seekers who would like to work in Business, Enterprise or Community Development
  • Learners who would like to progress to other 3rd Level programmes including Equal Ireland Higher Certificate and Degree programmes in Business, Enterprise and Community Development.
  • Volunteers in Community Groups or Organisations whose prospects for employment within these organisations would be enhanced through acquiring this qualification.

Assessment Information

This programme is assessed through  project submissions, both group and individual.


Participants who successfully complete the programme will receive a Level 6 Award from the Atlantic Technological University.