NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SAQA ID. 36438
Minimum Credits: 142
NQF Level: 5
Duration: 12 months (1 year)
This Qualification has been designed as a Qualification for officials who are working in Local Economic Development at an operational management level. It takes some of the key aspects of Local Economic Development introduced at NQF Level 4 and requires their practical application in the Local Economic Development environment in general and own work context in particular. It focuses on providing the learner with a range of processes that will ensure that Local Economic Development efforts bring about sustainable development. The qualification provides a basis for progressing to a Qualification at NQF Level 6 and as such contributes to the development of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for a learner who wishes to progress along a career path in the sector of Local Economic Development.
Career Fields: What are the career opportunities available after completing this qualification?
Economic Development Officers
Managers of local or regional economic development organizations
Business development specialists with municipalities or industry organizations
Tourism or recreation specialists
What are the entry requirements for this qualification?
Communication at NQF Level 4
Basic Project management principles as contained in the Unit Standards in Project Management at NQF Level 4.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
How long does it take for me to complete this qualification?
12 months/1 year
What is this course’s accreditation status?
This qualification is accredited by LG Seta (Local Government and related Services Sector Education and Training Authority)