Community Development Qualifications: Unlock Your Potential in Community Development
This document presents a comprehensive overview of the LRN Level 3 Award in European Community Development for candidates, centers, administrators, employers, teachers, and examiners. It highlights the key features and administrative procedures associated with this qualification.
The LRN Level 3 Award in European Community Development aims to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the core aspects of community development work and analyze how they are applied in practice. Course assignments require candidates to reflect upon the practical implementation of classroom concepts within their job, work experience, or volunteering role.
Ideal candidates for the Level 3 Award in Community Development include those who:
a. Already work in a community development context;
b. Volunteer or gain work experience in a community development context;
c. Actively participate in local community groups or organizations.
Candidates should meet at least one of the following criteria:
– Possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs at A-C grades, including English and Maths; □ Hold a full Level 2 qualification in a related area, such as youth work; □ Have completed a Level 2 qualification in Community Development.
– Candidates with extensive prior experience as a community development worker, either paid or voluntary, but lacking academic or relevant vocational qualifications, may be offered a place on the course subject to a Functional Skills assessment.
– Additionally, candidates must have access to a community development job, work experience placement, or volunteering role, involving at least 120 hours of relevant work experience over a minimum of 6 weeks. Candidates must provide evidence that their employer or the community development group/organization hosting their placement has agreed to their participation in the course and will certify the completion of the work experience component.
Mode of Delivery
This specification provides an overview to the LRN Level 3 Award in European Community Development for candidates, centers, administrators, employers, teachers and examiners. The specification outlines the key features and administrative procedures required for this qualification.
Candidates for the Level 3 Award in Community Development may include those who are:
a. already working in a community development context;
b. volunteering or gaining work experience in a community development context;
c. taking action within their own communities by participating in the activities of a local community group or organization.
This qualification can be delivered at centers or through distance learning. Centers must demonstrate to LRN, via the center recognition process, that they possess the necessary resources, facilities, and expertise to deliver the program through either method. Centers may apply to offer both options if desired, provided they meet LRN’s criteria, proving they have the means, capability, capacity, and resources (including suitably qualified staff) to deliver the chosen method. Through either method, centers must ensure practical teaching is observed and assessed.
The integration of the LRN Level 3 Award in European Community Development with work experience makes it especially suitable for individuals seeking employment. Learners can also progress to further or higher education in related fields, such as development studies and youth work.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Please refer to LRN’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy to determine whether previously achieved qualifications meet LRN’s criteria for possible exemptions.
Language of Assessment
LRN strives to use plain, clear, unbiased English that is accessible to all candidates. LRN ensures that assessment materials, stimuli, and the assessment itself are conducted in English.