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AN OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Community Development coordinates Community development, leadership, and project planning programs at Wesley College. This is achieved through classroom education, research, outreach services, consultancy, and advisory services in the areas of community development, leadership, human rights, and project planning and management among others.

It is the expectation of the department in the near future to offer programs such as Project planning and management, leadership and management, and Human rights and advocacy at Certificate and Diploma level. Students in the department learn both theoretical and practical knowledge that can help them to engage in community projects, through either self-employment or formal employment.

 

Students graduating from our department can further be enrolled in higher level programs in related fields like human rights, social work, and project planning and management.  Currently the department has fully qualified staff members who are engaged on teaching, research and consultancy as well as community services.

TRAINING PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Department currently offer training programmes which are Basic Technician Certificate in Community Development (NTA Level 4), Technician Certificate in Community Development (NTA Level 5), and Ordinary Diploma in Community Development (NTA Level 6).
 

1. BASIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (NTA LEVEL 4)
 

PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION:

This qualification is intended for a person who will perform routine tasks related to promotion of gender aspects , facilitate formation and management of social economic groups, conflicts management and reporting tasks performed at work place.

COMPETENCE LEVEL DESCRIPTOR
 

The holder of the Basic Technician Certificate in Community Development will be able to apply the relevant Community Development knowledge and skills at routine level.
 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least four (4) minimum passes in non-religious subjects 

  • National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3

DISTRIBUTION OF MODULES IN A SEMISTER FOR NTA LEVEL 4 PROGRAM

Basic Technician Certificate in Community Development (NTA level 4) has the following modules:

Semester I

CDT04101 - COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT         

CDT04103 - APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

CDT04104 - CIVIC EDUCATION           

CDT04106 - GROUPS MANAGEMENT              

CDT04109 - CONFLICT MANAGEMENT           

CDT04111 - SOCIOLOGY       

CDT04113 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THEORIES

Semester II

CDT04202 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES AND APPROACHES        

CDT04205 - MICROFINANCE MANAGEMENT 

CDT04207 - GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

CDT04208 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP              

CDT04210 - CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION           

CDT04214 - FIELD PRACTICAL TRAINING       


2. TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (NTA LEVEL 5)

 

PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION

This qualification is intended for a person who will perform duties related to community mindset change, resources mobilization, project managements and disaster management.

COMPETENCE LEVEL DESCRIPTOR

 

The holder of the Technician Certificate in Community Development will be able to apply knowledge and skills in a broad range of work activities , most of which are non-routine .

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Holders of Basic Technician Certificate (NTA Level 4) in Community Development with minimum Pass of 2.0 (GPA) or related field such as Gender and development, Local government and administration, Project planning management, Sociology, Rural development, Development studies, Rural development planning, Human resource management, Social work.

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with at least one Principal pass and one Subsidiary.

DISTRIBUTION OF MODULES IN A SEMISTER FOR NTA LEVEL 5 PROGRAM

Technician Certificate in Community Development (NTA level 5) has the following modules:

Semester I

CDT05101 - CRITICAL THINKING AND ATTITUDE MANAGEMENT          

CDT05102 - LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY      

CDT05104 - PARTICIPATORY PLANNING    

CDT05107 - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

CDT05109 - BASIC MICRO ECONOMICS

CDT05110 - ELEMENTARY BOOKKEEPING

CDT05112 -  BASICS OF ICT

CDT05114 - COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Semester II

CDT05203 - DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

CDT05205 - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

CDT05206 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CDT05208 - ADULT LEARNING

CDT05211 - INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

CDT05213 - DISASTER MANAGEMENT

CDT05215 - FIELD PRACTICAL TRAINING

3. ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (NTA LEVEL 6)

PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION

This qualification is intended for a person who will perform duties related to management of Civil Society Organizations, finance, implementation of policies and conduct research in the community.

COMPETENCE LEVEL DESCRIPTOR

The holder of Ordinary Diploma in Community Development will be able to apply knowledge and skills in a broad range of work activities ,most of which are non-routine.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of the National Technical Award (NTA) Level 5 in Community Development or a related field with a minimum Pass of 2.0 (GPA).

DISTRIBUTION OF MODULES IN A SEMISTER FOR NTA LEVEL 6 PROGRAM

Ordinary Diploma in Community Development (NTA level 6) has the following modules:

Semester I

CDT06101 - DEMOGRAPHY

CDT06102 - FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION

CDT06106 - BASICS OF LAW

CDT06109 - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR MANAGEMENT

CDT06111 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CDT06112 - APPLIED STATISTICS

Semester II

CDT06203 - LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

CDT06204 - PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CDT06205 - DEVELOPMENT POLICY

CDT06207 - PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION

CDT06208 - MANAGEMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

CDT06210 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

CDT06213 - ACCOUNTANCY

CDT06214 - RESEARCH PROJECT

CDT06215 - FIELD PRACTICAL TRAINING

SHORT COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT​​

  • Research methodology

  • Project planning and management

  • Leadership and management

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