About CUK National Community Leadership Training

This is a residential 6 day course accredited by Newman University and delivered by Citizens UK.

The course is designed for community leaders from Citizens UK member institutions and enables them to gain a degree-level qualification for attending and participating in Citizens UK's online 6-day Community Leadership Training, then completing a 50 hour community organising placement in their organisation or neighbourhood over the following year, and attending a Regional Learning Network to report on what they learned from their placement. 

The course is designed to equip people who care about their community and want to take action to make it a better place to become more effective community leaders by learning the theory of community organising and putting it into practice.

There are no essays or exams (or other scary stuff). We ask participants to record the hours spent on placement and their reflections on the training. This takes the form of a simple portfolio to acknowledge the skills they have gained, the hours they have worked, and their ability to understand and reflect on community organising.

Citizens UK's training is accredited by Newman University, and our National Community Leadership Training is a Professional Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership. This is a 20 credit module that can form part of a full degree course. The placement hours may be considered for professional courses such as social work, youth work etc.

Each year hundreds of people use our training to campaign for change in their communities (this video from Citizens Cymru Wales showcases a number of them: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq6plgMUNgg) and we hope to equip you to do the same.