National Certificate: Local Economic Development
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
36436 National Certificate: Local Economic Development
PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION
This Qualification has been designed as an entry-level Qualification in the field of Local Economic Development. It is the first step in a Qualifications framework that ends with a Qualification at level 6.

Qualifying learners will have the required knowledge of and insight into the nature of LED and the role that Local Government plays in it. It lays the foundation for developing applied competence in Local Economic Development practice. The Qualification will help the learner with identifying the key values and frames of reference necessary for good governance of their own Local Economic Development by local communities.

This Qualification will mean that in future LED officers will have the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to operate professionally. It will also open a career path for LED officers who will have improved career opportunities as a result of their increased knowledge of LED and their ability to implement the policies and carry out the procedures required of people in their field of work

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE 
It is assumed that the learner accessing this Qualification is competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3, which includes word-processing, spread sheets and data capturing and verification. 

 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
Qualifying learners are able to:

  • Situate the theory and practice of local economic development in a range of relevant contexts.
  • Explain the application to local economic development in South Africa of some basic economics and public administration and management principles as well as socio-economic theories of development.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of formats with a range of stakeholders and roleplayers in local economic development.
  • Explain the application of the project cycle and a variety of research methodologies in the local economic development environment.
  • Work with a range of budgeting and financial management principles in the context of a local economic development project.

 

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