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Developing community developers

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 14:53 -- Melanie Gibbard

For those who work in their communities, taking the time to reflect on current practices and finding out how to do things more efficiently is hugely important, especially if resources are tight.

Gaining a nationally recognised qualification in Community Development is a great step to give you an edge with funders and employers. However, as a course leader I’ve found the real value often lies in what happens during these courses, giving you the chance to meet similar people, share ideas, and talk about what you’re all doing.  

Online Centres Foundation run a Level 3 Community Development Award course designed specifically for people working in community organisations. Our most recent intake has been a great mix of volunteers, paid staff and community activists all collaborating on community ideas to take things further to the next level. The Award is accredited by NOCN (National Open College Network) and the flexible and varied methods of learning – including face-to-face events, webinars, online learning, phone-call reviews and conference calls – allow you to adapt your learning to your own experiences of community work.

See what our current students on the Level 3 Community Development Award say:

The next intake is Jan 7th and places are filling up fast. So whether you’re a project manager, community activist or volunteer, a Community Development Award could be just what you need to take your work to the next level. Find out more about the course

Still uncertain whether this qualification is for you? We've got a short taster webinar available for you to get an idea of what the course is all about.

Developing community