Community Development (1935)

Last Updated: 02 Aug 2012 Community development practitioners build relationships with key people and organisations within their community in order to identify common concerns, create opportunities to learn new skills and help to foster social inclusion and equality.

These qualifications will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to work effectively in your role. Anyone working, or looking to work, in community development in a voluntary or paid role.
Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

General Information

What's involved in studying this course

You can choose the qualification that will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in Community Development.

You'll cover things like:

  • Community purpose and development
  • Working with community groups
  • Understanding diversity and equality.

Assessment will be assignments designed to map to the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1
This award has been designed to support learners who are new to community development work or learners who would like an introduction to working with community groups

Level 2
This award is designed to support learners who are already working within their community or who are involved in community activities in a paid or unpaid capacity.

Level 3
This award is a progression route from Level 2 and provides the learner with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the community development approach, as well as exploring group dynamics.

What careers can this lead to

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of paid and voluntary roles in community development.

What's involved in delivering this course

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres currently offering the City & Guilds NVQs in Community Development (3057) can gain fast-track approval.

To find all the resource requirements, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

There are no specific requirements although Level 2 candidates might have completed Level 1 and Level 3 candidates might have completed Level 2.

Level 1

This award has been designed to support learners who are new to community development work or learners who would like an introduction to working with community groups.

What careers can this lead to

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of paid and voluntary roles in community development.

Level 1 Award in Community Development(1935-01)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 1 Award in Community Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/4450/0 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 30 - 30 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2017 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

This award is designed to support learners who are already working within their community or who are involved in community activities in a paid or unpaid capacity.

What careers can this lead to

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of paid and voluntary roles in community development.

Level 2 Award in Community Development(1935-02)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 2 Award in Community Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/4496/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 30 - 30 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This award is a progression route from Level 2 and provides the learner with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the community development approach, as well as exploring group dynamics.

What careers can this lead to

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of paid and voluntary roles in community development.

Level 3 Award in Community Development (1935-03)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 3 Award in Community Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/4451/2 Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits – a measure of the size of the qualification
  • GLH: 45 - 45 Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2019 Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

The general expandable sections contain documents that cover multiple levels and the level-specific expandable sections contain documents that cover that particular level.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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