|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