Community Development Standards
Prospect Awards is the Northern Ireland Curator of the Community Development National Occupational Standards. It’s their natural home with Anna Clarke co-authored
Prospect Awards is a Learning Design and Development Agency focused on Community Development, Learning and Governance. Prospect Awards CIC is the only Awarding Organisation in the UK and Ireland specialising in Community Development. We look forward to working with you and encouraging each other on our Learning Journey. On these pages, you will be able to access the CDNOS along with useful and relevant standards, check out our blog and sign up to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with our work.
And don’t forget as we are midway between L/Derry and Belfast, you could always call in! 😉 to ‘The Studio’ on the Garrison Road. We look forward to seeing you here or in one of our webinars featuring the CDNOS.
The complete Community Development National Occupational Standards (CDNOS)
Written in 2015 in a project spanning the UK and Ireland, the CDNOS is a key tool in Community Development and Learning across the UK and Ireland. To download the standards please subscribe to our newsletter.
A guide to using the Community Development National Occupational Standards
This guide written in 2011 refers to the 2009 Standards and Prospect Awards are in the process of updating this guide to reflect both the CDNOS and the International Standards. This, however, is still an excellent resource.
CDNOS Tree Poster
The standards illustrated as a tree. Key Area 1 is the trunk of the tree, the values of Community Development are its roots and key areas 2-6 are the branches and the standards as leaves. It’s a very handy resource
2015 Standards summarised in a four-page A3 foldover
International Standards for Community Development Practice
This paper co-authored by Anna provides the basis for shared international standards for community development practice. It presents the key themes and areas common across community development practice, wherever that practice may take place
Scottish Standards for Community Engagement
The National (Scottish) Standards for Community Engagement are good-practice principles designed to improve and guide the process of community engagement.
Let’s Start Something new
Prospect Awards offers coaching, mentoring, training, organisational development, learning design, qualifications, practitioner support and programme management in our area of expertise – Community Development, drawing on the CDNOS 2015, the International Standards and the Scottish Engagement Standards. Reach out and we can help.
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