CAFTA icollaboration with DCU in the Community deliver 
The Community Organisation Management
QQI Level 6

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The Community Organisation Management course provides an insight into the theory and practice of management and leadership in community organisations with a strong focus on developing leadership capacity. The programme is specifically designed to support those currently employed or volunteering within the community sector and who are giving consideration to progressing to managerial roles, board memberships in the sector, or to further and higher education in this area.


Topics include:

  1. Community development theory

  2. Analysis of the community and voluntary sector and policy context

  3. Leadership and management theories

  4. Leadership in the community

  5. Organisational theory

  6. Developing organisational vision and mission

  7. Organisational structures and processes

  8. Financial management

  9. Governance in community and voluntary sector

  10. Expert guest speakers and site visits


The programme is offered twice a year in September - December and February - May, on a part-time basis, 1 day a week for 12 weeks.


Programme accreditation:

  1. Awarding body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  2. Awards: QQI Level 6 component award in Community Organisation Management (6N3670)


CAFTA Ltd. will ensure that all learners are able to make informed choices regarding the programmes and enter programmes without unnecessary barriers. CAFTA Ltd. will support learners to successfully complete programmes, and will encourage and inform learners about different progression routes that are open to them on completion of their QQI programmes.


This programme is a collaboration between the Community and Family Training Agency Ltd. (a QQI registered provider), and DCU in the Community (a collaborative provider). As the QQI registered provider, the validation, quality assurance and certification for the programme rests with the Community and Family Training Agency Ltd.