Citizens UK National Community Leadership Training Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Citizens UK National Community Leadership Training, a 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 National Community Leadership Training, then completing a 50 hour community organising placement in their organisation or neighbourhood over the following year, and attending a final presentation day to report on what they learned from their placement. Two presentation date options will be set in advance of each training for six to eight months after to allow completion of the 50 hour 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 take 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.

The costs of the training are largely met by your local Citizens alliance, but there is a £200 registration fee to contribute to operational costs. This entitles you to a Professional Graduate Certificate, support from tutors and access to the library and online resources.  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.

We want everybody to be able to get credit for their work, so if you would like to do the course but worry about the financial or other aspects, then please contact

Citizens UK National Community Leadership Training consists of 50 hours of classroom input, 50 hours of supervised placement in your community, and a final presentation on an agreed date at the end of the placement. This training is accredited by Newman University as a Professional Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership. We ask all trainees to endeavour to complete all three elements of the training. Are you happy to proceed with your application on this basis?

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