Our SETA Learning Programme Approval
Date Released: Fri, 3 June 2011 08:48 +0200
SETA Learning Programme Approval for our Community Development Course
The Centre for Social Development has just received full programme approval for two training programmes from the Education, Training and development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (EDTP SETA). The SETA is mandated to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities especially for those previously disadvantaged.
The CSD as part of a consortium consisting of Lesedi, Khululeka and ELRU commissioned the design of the materials. Over the past 30 years of their existence, CSD has implemented a community development approach to early childhood development (ECD) which recognises the need for an integrated developmental approach to the training of ECD practitioners.
Community Development Practitioners (CDP’s) will be trained to work in collaboration with ECD practitioners so that families and communities are assisted towards improved social well-being that should support ECD. The traditional approach of prioritising intellectual development in education has enjoyed limited success in disadvantaged pre-schools and a more holistic approach giving consideration to the context of the child and the challenges faced in the family has gained momentum.
The project was spearheaded by Diana Hornby and contributors were Margaret Irvine and Margie Maistry. All three contributors have extensive experience in the Community Engagement and Development Practice Sector. Some staff members have already completed a Training of Trainers workshop and are ready to start the training. The first group of CSD Level 4 participants will start in July 2011. They will receive a Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development upon successful completion of the 18 month course
Picture from left: Noluthando Shelle, Lara Van Lelyveld and Ida Khwababa.