SAQA aligned, NQF 5 National qualification in Community Development. 

Community Development NQF Level 5 - Cycle 1

Community Development NQF Level 5 - Cycle 1

This qualification is designed to empower people who are already working, or who intend to work, in any setting relevant to community development. It provides learners with the competencies which they need to act as change agents and so add value in the practice of community development. 


Course Objectives:
Learners acquiring this qualification will develop the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in community development environments, being able to support individuals and organisations in achieving their community development goals and objectives. 

Course Outcomes: 
Learners will gain the competencies needed to identify community needs while working with communities and households, to identify and plan community projects for social change, to improve the quality of life of communities in an integrated and sustainable manner and to mobilise resources.

Duration:  12 months
Unit standards are clustered into Learning programmes that will be facilitated via live online training, or face to face interaction. 
Further notional hours will be accumulated through self paced learning of material on this LMS platform. 
Competency will be assessed once all assessments and portfolios of evidence have been submitted, assessed and moderated. 

One week before commencement of tutorials, learners will be sent a link to an information and orientation session. 
This session will be an opportunity to sort out any electronic issues and to provide learners with the outline of the course curriculum. Learners will be guided through  the competency requirements, learner appeals process and the assessment process. 
The qualification is divided into learning programmes, in which related unit standards have been clustered. All learning material including learner guides, assessments, assignments  and learner workbooks/POE guides  are provided for each unit standard. Learners will be required to do additional reading and research for assignments and assessments. 
Please note that all time spent on the LMS is logged and is required to show proof of attendance and notional hours towards each unit standard. 
Facilitators will provide academic support for all the material covered. Support will be provided to ensure completion of all assessments and POES as per requirements. 
Technical support for any issue encountered whilst using LMS platform will be provided by 2 members of the Lusa team. They will be introduced to you at the orientation session, and you will be provided with their contact details.  Further support is provided by Pluto, the service provider and technical experts for the LMS system . 
The following electronic learning resources are required to be in place in order for you to be able to proceed with this course:
 Either a laptop; desktop; smartphone or tablet 
Stable internet connectivity 
Zoom connectivity