Principles of Active Citizenship

Online Short Course

40 Points

R10 753.00

Course Fees
10 weeks


This course will offer you a guide to understanding the concept of active citizenship and applying key principles such as teamwork, conflict management, problem identification, prioritisation of projects, brainstorming, creating an action plan and implementing solution. With these in place, you will be equipped to become an active citizen yourself.


A country can only run efficiently if the three major stakeholders work together: Government, business and civil society. In any community, it is important that citizens are proactive and helpful in solving problems and being solution-oriented. Currently, many communities across the world are disempowered – either by not knowing how to get involved in a productive manner or because they do not want to play their part. For society to progress, everyone needs to be positive and empowered to make an impactful and sustainable change one problem at a time. Imagine how much better our lives would be if we had the commitment and effort of all citizens in doing the best for their community? This course is a “how to” guide that puts you on the right track to becoming an active citizen. The modules are designed to help you to start a project, work through each element of it and finally complete it and create a portfolio of evidence to prove you made a difference.


40 CPD Points

Subject Expert

Amanda Blankfield-Koseff holds an Honours degree in Organisational Communication through UNISA and completed her undergraduate degree through Bond University.

Amanda has experience in journalism, door-to-door sales and marketing communications. She worked as a marketing and events manager for almost six years at NPO Afrika Tikkun. Her passion for youth development led to her starting the Youth Citizens Action Programme in 2009.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    What is Active Citizenship?
  • MODULE 2
    The Need for Active Citizenship
  • MODULE 3
    Forming a Team
  • MODULE 4
    Researching the Topic
  • MODULE 5
    Identifying the Target Market
  • MODULE 6
    Planning the Actions
  • MODULE 7
    Turning Plans into Actions
  • MODULE 8
    Impact and Sustainability
  • MODULE 9

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