CDNOS approved by UK Commission for Employment and Skills

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The Community Development National Occupational Standards (CDNOS) have now been formally approved by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. 

The Commission is non-departmental public body that provides advice on skills and employment policy to the UK Government and the devolved administrations.

Released in April 2015, the revised Standards have been updated to further define the skills, knowledge and understanding required to undertake the functions carried out by the community development practitioner.

The Standards applied to practice will ensure that community development impacts on poverty, racism and social exclusion in a way that empowers, enables and encourages participation.

SCDC, among others, worked in with the Federation for Community Development Learning to host consultation events and to gather the views of community development practitioners across Scotland. This process was repeated across the UK, with hundreds of people working in diverse settings, policy areas and roles sharing their thoughts and experience.

You can read more here and download the standards here