Community Development Practitioner

Faculty: Social Sciences

Community Development Practitioner

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • SAQA ID : 97691
  • NQF Level : 5
  • Credits : 212
  • Accreditation : QCTO
  • Duration

    The programme is offered over a duration of 12 Months (one Year), The classes are offered during the week on full time/ online and part time basis on Saturday. You will be placed within our partner organisations for your practical training and work integrated learning, or you can choose an accredited facility of your own, the College has the right to approve such facility at its own discretion.

  • Description

    The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Community Development Practitioner. A Community Development Practitioner acts as a change agent to add value to community development practice by exploring and coordinating networks and partnerships. Conducts community-based research to inform interventions, aligned to relevant legal and regulatory frameworks. Plans, designs, and manages community interventions through the application of appropriate leadership and management styles; all of which are done to promote ethical and professional community development practice.

    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
    • Compile and present community profile reports.
    • Manage community development information and data (Gathering, analysis and storing).
    • Establish, identify, and coordinate community development structures.
    • Assess the performance of and provide support to community development structures.
    • Monitor the progress and achievements of community development initiatives.
    • Mobilise and manage volunteers and support staff.

  • Admission requirements

    The minimum requirement for entry into this qualification is: Successful completion of the Occupational Certificate: Community Worker (Community Development Worker) at NQF Level 4. Or National Senior Certificate (NSC) Physically, learners must be adequately mobile to execute the work within a community and have adequate visual and hearing capacity to master the skills as described in the curriculum document.

  • Textbooks and Log- Books

    Prescribed textbooks and logbooks are provided by the college. Students will receive printed versions of the study guides for this programmes. All prescribed books and log-books fees are included in tuition fee.

  • Assessments and Certification

    Internal assessment for Knowledge modules will be ongoing, including practical and work integrated learning experience. External Assessment: Student will write a compulsory external examination at the end of the course. On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive an Occupational Certificate in Community Development Practitioner, Level 5, from Quality Council For Trades & Occupations (QCTO).

  • Registration requirements

    a) 1x Certified ID copy of student
    b) 1x Certified ID Copy of Parent/Guardian/sponsor
    c) Latest School Results e.g. Matric Certificate, Statement of results etc.
    d) Proof of residence
    e) 2x reams copy paper (500 sheets each)

  • Course Fee

Exam Fee
Paid a month before the Exam