L3 Certificate in Community Development (Part-Time)

Course Overview

The Level 3 Certificate in Community Development course provides learners with the knowledge and competence to focus and understand the purpose, values, and processes of community development and to enable people to develop and demonstrate their skills in the basics of community development practice.

The increasing need to develop our communities has never been more prevalent that we see today in our societies. When community development is effective there is less crime, less disparity between individuals, better jobs become available, a more talented workforce and less overall issues that impact the residents of a community.

Community development takes the collaboration between individuals and groups to work together to solve problems. This course enables individuals to increase their knowledge of the processes and procedures and improve competency in key areas of community development.

The Level 3 Certificate is composed of both mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units reflect the essential areas of community development: the knowledge-based units on the purpose, values and processes of community development, collective working with groups and understanding diversity within communities. The competence-based units enable people to develop and demonstrate their skills in the basics of community development practice; these units relate to inclusive group work, assessing community needs, and reflective/ competent practice. The Certificate units are designed to enable you to investigate specific areas of work that will enhance community provision.

Funding Available Subject to eligibility

  • Entry Requirements

    Learners must be 18 years or over

  • Summary of Outcomes

    This is part of a planned programme of training that is delivered to a range of organisations. This is the accredited Level 3 Certificate. It leads on from the level 3 Award and can lead to a Level 3 and Level 5 Diploma in Leading and Managing Community Development. It can also lead to you leading on the Pathway to becoming a Heart of the Community Organisation.

  • Method of Assessment

    Assessment will be based on the learning objectives planned for each unit.
    Assessment methods will be many and varied and meet the requirements of the

    We will deliver these qualifications using a delivery and assessment method that meets the needs of our Learners. We ensure that the chosen mode of delivery does not unlawfully or unfairly discriminate, whether direct or indirect, and that equality of opportunity is promoted. Where it is reasonable and practical to do so, we will take steps to address identified inequalities or barriers that may arise. Assessment plans and Personal Development Plans provide individual support for Learners. Assessment will be relevant to the unit content. Clear instructions given. Some tasks will cover two learning objectives.


Locations across wales or in-house at your business

Course length



£0 – funding available, subject to eligibility