Community Leadership and Political Education


Trademark has developed a political education programme which addresses a range of key themes designed to raise participants’ critical consciousness. It also investigates ethnic, national and ideological identities and allegiances through a focus on the understanding and deconstruction of history, myth and prejudice.

This course is accredited by the Open College Network at Levels I / II / III and currently comprises 8 units which can be taken together or individually.  Each unit can be delivered in half /full day or residentially based training including delivery, tutorial support, materials, assessment and accreditation.

Unit 1 Community development and community relations

Unit 2 Political Structures and theory

Unit 3 History and Identity

Unit 4 Approaches to Conflict

Unit 5 Anti-sectarianism and Anti-racism

Unit 6 Development Education

Unit 7 Human Rights and Equality

Unit 8 Design and Delivery