Review of Scottish Vocational Qualification Community Development

The CLD Standards Council have been appointed in partnership with Skills Active UK, to engage with CLD professional practitioners and work to review the Community Development Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ). Presently, there are two Community Development SVQs: Level 2 and Level 3. Both need to be refreshed alongside the associated National Occupational Standards.

A working group of key stakeholders has been established to revamp the content and structure for each SVQ. The revised qualifications are likely to cover similar topics included in the current qualifications, but they have been re-packaged, updated and include some additional optional and mandatory units.

We are keen that professional CLD practitioners have the opportunity to contribute to shaping this qualification to ensure that those working within the CLD sector develop the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competence in the profession.

You can find additional detail of the proposed revised structure and content and give your feedback through this short survey –

The Survey will close by 23rd January 2017.

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Information on how to deliver these qualifications and become an approved centre is available from the SQA –