Taught course

Equality and Community Leadership

University of Central Lancashire · School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A first degree in a related subject

Months of entry


Course content

For those of you aspiring to drive societal change the PG Cert in Equality and Community Leadership provides an ideal programme to develop you as an individual in driving civic engagement and maintaining inclusivity.

You will enjoy a postgraduate research culture and varied developed links with professional bodies such the Institute of Leadership and Management and other public, voluntary, community and faith organisations.
You will draw from experience of active equality-trained practitioners and research expertise within UCLan’s award-winning Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership, noted for its work in developing community cohesion and active citizenship projects. The Centre works across a number of key areas, with students looking to gain an advantage through our accredited volunteering opportunities.
The Equality and Community Leadership programme is a unique course developed and inspired by individuals who work within communities as activists and change makers. The principle concern of the programme is the study of communities and the dynamics and tensions of human interaction within them, alongside the role of law as a vehicle of governance. It aims to focus on understanding disadvantages within communities and how inclusivity can be established, as well as, understand social inequalities and how to enhance the value of diversity and inclusion. It is developed in the context of recent legislation which requires public bodies to ‘set and publish’ equality information objectives and both theory and practice at their centre. You will critically engage with concepts and methods to uncover inequalities and offer strategies for change towards valuing diversity and social inclusion in the context of society, communities and organisations.
Modules Include:
Understanding Equality and Community Practice
Leadership: Theory, Practice and Reflection
Community and Practice-Based Research

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

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