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Higher certificate : COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK

HCCDWG

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 year full-time and 2 years part- time.

Semester 1

120

5

Additional Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification is required for admission.

Applications in possession of the National Certificate Vocational (NVC) will be selected according to the selection requirements as approved by Senate.

Candidates with a CUT score lower than 27 May be subject to a selection process based on a minimum number of points to be scored on the CUT scoring scale.

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a mark of 50% for English is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in English is required.

Pre-requisites

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies requires the successful completion of two instructional offerings, A and B in this specific order.

A distinction (75% or more) in instructional offering A ensures exemption from instructional offering B.  A pass (without distinction) means that the student must pass instructional offering B in order to meet the pre-requisite for the learning programme.  Failing instructional offering A means that the student must register for instructional offering A in a subsequent semester.

No student will be allowed to graduate without completing the Academic Literacy and Communication Studies programme.

No student will be allowed to graduate without completing Information Literacy (PIM5011)

Career Opportunities

The aim of the programme is to provide qualified students with the necessary skills to integrate generic community development knowledge and skills, in an effective manner, to promote ethical and professional community development work in practice. The range of subjects in the qualification will allow the learner to gain knowledge relating to community development worker careers in a wide range of sectors such as sustainable community development (administration), rural and urban development, local government Integrated Development Planning (IDP’s) and Local Economic Development (LED) initiatives, administration and governance of sustainable development projects, human settlements and community health issues such as HIV/AIDS.

Remarks

All instructional offering are compulsory.
After successful completion of this qualification, the higher certificate will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony at CUT.
This programme will be offered on a full-time basis and on a part-time basis over a period of 1 year.  Or 2 years part-time if a part-time student wishes to do the course over a period of 2 years.  Although time table makes provision for part-time to complete it in 1 year.
The programme could also be offered on a block-release basis.

1ST YEAR
(Full-time and part-time)

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2  
LCS5011LCS5012Academic Literacy and communication studies

12

NMR11AB
Numeracy

6

DGL11AB
Digital Literacy

6

PDP11ABPDP12ABParticipative Development Practices

16

SDT11ABSDT12ABSustainable Development Theory

16

LMP11AB
Legislation and Municipal Processes

16


POP12ABProject Management

16


ERD12ABEthics Rights and Democracy

16


WIL12ABWork-integrated Learning

16

PIM5011
Information Literacy

-

 If a part-time student wishes to do the course over 2 years:

1ST YEAR (Part-time)

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2 

 

LCS5011LCS5012Academic Literacy and communication studies

12

NMR11AB
Numeracy

6

DGL11AB
Digital Literacy

6

PDP11ABPDP12ABParticipative Development Practices

16


POP12ABProject Management

16

PIM5011
Information Literacy

-

 

2ST YEAR (Part-time)

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGSCREDITS
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2 

 

SDT11ABSDT12ABSustainable Development Theory

16

LMP11AB
Legislation and Municipal Processes

16


ERD12ABEthics Rights and Democracy

16


WIL12ABWork-integrated Learning

16

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