Improving access to learning about community development practice - your chance to get involved

Take part in this review of the Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Community Development Work - a chance to make sure that the content of the qualifications is relevant, to raise awareness and to improve the links with other learning and development opportunities

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Community Development Work have been available for a number of years, but have not been widely used. 

National and local organisations including the CLD Standards Council, Education Scotland, the Scottish Community Development Centre, CLD Managers Scotland, the Scottish Community Development Network and Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector are supporting the Review and liaising with the SQA and Skills Development Scotland.

The existing qualifications are:

  • SVQ 2 in Community Development Work (SCQF level 5)
  • SVQ 3 in Community Development Work (SCQF level 7)
  • SVQ 4 in Community Development Work (SCQF level 8)

(Further information: on the qualifications here; on current provision here; on the Community Development National Occupational Standards, which provide the basis for the SVQs here.)

The Review will consider: the level of need for the SVQs; the content of the qualifications (mandatory and optional units based on the Community Development National Occupational Standards); credit rating; and the possibility of establishing a Modern Apprenticeship in Community Development.

Input from the field is needed to complete the Review and use the SVQs to create improved opportunities and recognition for paid and voluntary practitioners of community development. You can help with the Review by:

  • Raising awareness of the SVQs - please circulate this email to colleagues and partners
  • Promoting discussion, finding out about demand for the Community Development Work SVQs and feeding back about this.
  • Taking part in reviewing the content and format of the CD SVQs and/or in credit rating revised qualifications.
  • Seeking out colleagues and others to take part in the Review.

We'd like to hear from you - please complete the reply note below indicating how you'd want to be involved, and send to: Contact@CLDStandardsCouncil.org.uk (You can cutt and paste the below into a new message).

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Review of Community Development Work SVQs

Name:

Organisation:

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Please delete as appropriate below to indicate how you would like to be involved in the Review:

• Passing on information and raising awareness: YES / NO

• Helping identify the need for the Community Development Work SVQs and who will benefit from them:
YES / NO

• Taking part in credit rating and levelling revised qualifications: YES / NO

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