Apply now for the Apex Community Development Bursary!
Apex Housing Association has announced it will award a bursary worth up to £18,000 to two individuals currently working in the field of community development in Belfast, Derry~Londonderry or Dungannon.
Supported by the ‘Housing for All’ Shared Housing Programme, the successful candidates will begin a community development course at Ulster University in September 2023. The course duration is flexible, with candidates completing between one and four years of study. A condition of the bursary will be the promotion of good relations outcomes in their ongoing community work.
Supported by ‘Housing for All’
This bursary has been made possible by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s ‘Housing for All’ Shared Housing Programme. The Programme has its origins in the NI Executive Together: Building a United Community Strategy which reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.
Apex’s shared housing developments in Belfast, Culmore (Derry~Londonderry) and Dungannon have been supported by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. £25m has been invested in the development of the schemes and associated good relations plans.
The course is delivered at Ulster University’s Belfast campus one day per week (27 days per year).
The bursary will enable the successful candidate to embark on study for up to four years, with the option to exit the course at year 1, 2 and 3.
Certificate in Community Studies
Certificate of Higher Education in Community Development (professionally endorsed)
Associate Bachelor Degree in Community Development (professionally endorsed)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Community Development (professionally endorsed)
Visit Ulster University’s website for more information about the course.
Applicants must be currently working in the field of community development in either Belfast, Derry~Londonderry or Dungannon.
Applicants must also satisfy Ulster University’s general requirements:
Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language grades A-C/ 4-9 or equivalent);
Provide evidence of passes in five subjects, two of which must be at A level (grades A-E) and three at GCSE level* (grades A-C/4-9);
Provide evidence of passes in four subjects, three of which must be at A level (grades A-E) and one at GCSE level* (grades A- C/4-9);
Provide evidence of an approved qualification at an equivalent level such as a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or Access to Higher Education qualification or equivalent;
Provide evidence, for a process of formal accreditation by the University, of learning you have gained through work or other experience. The Subject Committee will consider a range of qualifications, experience and other evidence of ability to complete the course satisfactorily when considering applications for part-time study.
How to apply
Please email your CV and cover letter to the email address below.
Your cover letter should be no longer than one side of an A4 page and should state how you believe you could benefit from a qualification in community development and how you would use that to promote good relations in your current role.
Closing date for applications
Saturday 26 August 2023