This module was created as part of the Foundation degree in Community Governance and Public Sector Management, a course delivered by the Politics team at the University of Huddersfield between 2002 and 2009. The module was originally written by John Craig with Georgina Blakeley. The repurposing of the material was undertaken by John Craig with input from Mike Teague. The repurposing and publication of these learning materials as part of the OER project has been approved by the University of Huddersfield. The course was designed and delivered in partnership with local authority employers and third sector organisations. Students were either employed in the local governance sector or undertaking unpaid roles within organisations as, for example, community representatives. They studied 80 credits per year on a part-time basis, completing the course in three years and attaining a qualification that permitted direct entry into the final year of an honours degree in Governance and Public Management. The attached file titled "C-SAP report" is a research report outlining the process of developing the foundation course, focusing on issues related to curriculum innovation.
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