Higher Certificate In Community Development
This is a two-year part-time programme for those who are currently employed in the sector to enhance their knowledge, skills and competence in order to conduct/ demonstrate professional practice and implement effective and context specific development strategies in the communities whom they serve.
Gordon Igbokwe is the Acting Head of Department for Sociology and Community Development. He holds a MA in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a BA (Hons) in Development Studies from UWC and a BSc in Economics from the University of Nigeria. He is currently completing a doctoral degree (UWC) focusing on highly-skilled migrants, their skills contribution and their socio-economic integration experiences in South Africa. His research interests include Development studies, Sociology, Rural and Urban Development, Economic Development, Development Sociology, Health Sociology, Emigration and Immigration, Migration-development Nexus, Economic Integration, Social Policy, and Social Integration. Mr Igbokwe has extensive experience lecturing in these areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational (with certificate pass)
Matriculation Certificate or equivalent.
Mature age of 45 years be admitted by the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) conditions and the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT).
Two years part-time
January and July intakes
Tuition Cost (click here )
Introduction to Sociology of Development
Introduction to Community Development
Perspectives on Social Transformation
Urban and Rural development
Resource Mobilisation and Funding
Community Research Methods
Applied Development Studies
Leadership in Development Projects
Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Projects
Ethics and Professionalism
Please click here for module descriptions and credits.
Registered as Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No 2001/HE08/006. SAQA ID: 96414