Full Title:Community Project Management
Module Code:COMD H7003
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand the practicalities of setting up and managing a community development project
  2. Understand the importance of strategic planning and the management of funding and people in community development activities.
  3. Describe the variety of community projects taking place in both rural and urban areas
  4. Undertake the research and development of a community development project
  5. Present and Defend their project plan

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Strategic Planning
Analysing the internal and external environment; identify goals; situational analysis; identifying policy trends; establishing and utilising networks; contingency planning; assigning key roles; organising project evaluation.
Current sources of funding; funding criteria; preparing a funding proposal; budgeting; presenting proposal and securing funding; managing contracts.
Resource Planning and Co-ordination
Time management techniques; financial control; HR planning; monitoring and controlling the project.
People Management
Effective leadership; motivation; role clarification; defining, directing and evaluating work; dealing with conflict
Community Development Programmes
Issues and Trends; Current objectives of national development aid programmes; relationships between local, county, regional and national bodies; government programmes – LEADER, local Partnerships, Community Development Projects.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project Project Proposal 1,3 10.00 0 0 Week 3 0
Group Project Plan for project for community development sector to include: goals and objectives, outline of targets, resources needed, outline of stages of project, proposed evaluation criteria and overall feasibility. 1,2,4 50.00 0 0 Week 11 0
Presentation Students will present their project plan 1,2,4,5 40.00 0 0 Week 11 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Facilitated Workshop 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Nokes, Sebastian 2007, The Definitive Guide to Project Management: the fast track to getting the job done on time and on budget, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall London
  • Lock, D. 2007, Project Management, 9th Ed., Gower. Burlington, VT Aldershot, England [ISBN: 9780566087721]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HCYWO_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Youth Work 4 Mandatory
DK_HCYWO_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Youth Studies 4 Mandatory