Community Development Certificate Level 2





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About the course

This course provides a means to recognise and accredit voluntary and community activities and can aid the recruitment and retention of volunteers, as well as rewarding their contributions within particular organisations or projects. The qualifications are unit-based and there are a wide choice of units available at each level. Each unit is credit rated; a credit is equivalent to 10 hours notional learning time (not necessarily contact time with a tutor). Your tutor will agree these with you.

Entry Requirements

You must have a good level of English (Entry 3 or GCSE D-E) to join this course and be over the age of 19 on 31st August.

You do not have to have passed Level 1 Community Volunteering award but it would be advantageous.

What will I do on this course?

Build on the skills and knowledge gained during level 1 to enhance career development and own performance.

  • Develop an understanding of what volunteering is about, your roles and responsibilities as well as the benefits
  • Gain transferable skills & knowledge for career progression & entry into the workplace
  • Develop oral and written communication skills and explore the importance of effective communication
  • Develop skills and knowledge to tackle problems and apply these systematically to workplace settings
  • Gain a good understanding of Health & Safety, Environmental and Equalities, issues and legislation
  • Learn about and use time management skills
  • Work as part of a team to undertake a voluntary fundraising event
  • Become competent in using ICT in the workplace
Who is it for?

CVQ is for adults who chooses to give their time for the benefit of the community without payment.

How to apply

If you are interested in taking a volunteering course, or would like us to run one for a group you are involved with, please contact: Rebecca Lloyd on 07890 518607 or

How Is this course assessed?

CVQ candidates achieve qualifications by gaining the required number of credits. Candidates need to achieve 24 credits for a full Award including the mandatory units. Candidates produce a portfolio of evidence which is internally assessed and externally moderated.

What could I do next?

You could go on to take the Level 3 Community Volunteering Award (not currently run by the College).Community volunteering qualifications have provided volunteers with a passport to more volunteering work, further training and employment. It enhances CV's for jobs and looks good on University application forms.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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