We are delighted to invite you to the NOCN Level 2 Award in Community Development course run by Teignbridge CVS.
The NOCN Community Development Awards aim to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of those involved in community development practice in a voluntary or paid capacity. The qualifications enable people to enhance the effectiveness of their community development work either as volunteer activists, community representatives, community development staff, community centre staff, or as personnel of organisations or services within a community development approach.
The broad aims of the Community Development awards are to provide underpinning knowledge of community development work, including its values and purpose, work within community groups and the diversity of communities.
The qualifications contributes to the broad government agenda of upskilling the community development workforce (paid or unpaid) in a variety of contexts; a commitment to Localism and the role of local communities in decision making and shaping neighbourhoods; community organising and the Big Society initiative which is about “shifting the culture- from government action to local action…about equipping people and organisations with the power and resources they need to make a real difference in their communities”
The Level 2 Community Development Award is aimed at people involved in communities and would like to develop their understanding of the community development approach including those:
Involved in community groups
Needing to engage with communities as part of their work or voluntary role eg health champions, childrens’ centres, faith groups, local planning, local Councillors, parish clerks etc
New to Community Development roles
Young people in schools or colleges who do community work placements or are more active in their communities
Considering apprenticeships in related roles
The Units covered in the Level 2 Award include:
Development of Community Groups
Social Inequality and Diversity in Communities
The Purpose and Process of Community Development
Each Unit is work 2 credits and learners must successfully complete all 6 credits to qualify.
The course will include 7 weekly half day trainer led sessions and some home learning assignments. The course will run from 15th January 2016 in Newton Abbot.
The full cost of the course is £250. We have received funding to make it possible to subsidise learner costs but this is restricted to those from voluntary and community groups in Teignbridge (subsidised costs range from £75.00 - £125.00 depending on organisation income).
We are asking for an initial deposit of £75.00 during the booking process. For some organisations this will be their total cost, those who need to pay more will be invoiced for the remainder; please note that all payments must be completed prior to the start of the course.
For more information or to discuss the actual cost for your organisation please contact Katie Chaplin at Teignbridge CVS on 01626 326125 / email@example.com
Please ensure you complete your booking to reserve your place as space is limited.
Generally a maximum of TWO people only from a single organisation will be accepted onto any one training course. If you would like other places to be put on a waiting list please let us know at the time of booking and if spaces become available close to the date of the course, we will contact you.
All FREE courses are only available to Voluntary and Community groups.
If you are unable to attend you may send someone in your place or:
More than two weeks notice - full refund less £5 administration charge
Less than two weeks notice - full amount payable.
The CVS reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses, in which event a full refund will be offered. In the event of a course being cancelled, at least 3 days’ notice will be given, unless circumstances beyond our control intervene.
If you have any questions please contact Katie - firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
Teignbridge Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) exists to improve the quality of life of the people of Teignbridge through voluntary action. We do this by developing, supporting and promoting the work of voluntary organisations and community groups in Teignbridge, including supporting groups in developing and sharing knowledge, skills and expertise.