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We develop and Accredit Professional Development Programmes, Community Learning and  Development Awards and Endorsed Programmes and CPD internationally in Community Development, Learning and Governance..  

  • Development Awards
  • Endorsed Programmes
  • Prospect Awards Learning

We design, develop and accredit Professional Development Programmes in Community Development and Learning

We also design bespoke learning programmes for customers interested in creating a professional development route for their specific requirements. 

Prospect Awards also accredits smaller programmes of learning as Development Awards – lighter touch programmes, externally quality assured but with less assessment requirement.

For customers who need endorsement or CPD evidence of their existing training programme we are able to offer Endorsed Programmes.  

Community Development

We work with others integrating and using community development values, processes and methods to support communities to facilitate positive change. We work with public authorities, private business, social enterprises and the voluntary and community and NGO sectors. 

  • Practical Governance for Community Groups L2-L4 Awards
  • Connected Communities Programme
  • Asset Based Community Development Tools
  • Train the Trainers Development Programme
  • Action Learning Sets for Community Development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Place Based Leadership programmes and support
  • Community  Development Leadership  Programme (L2/3/4/5)
  • Community Development Coaching and Mentoring Programme
  • Programme Planning for Community Development Teams
  • Workforce Development using the CD Standards
  • Strategic Planning for Community Development
  • Community Planning & Social Inequality Impact Programme
  • Social Leadership programmes and support

National Standards

As Curators of the Community Development National Standards and with our Awarding Body experience we are your natural partner in using the CD National Occupational Standards, the International Standards and the Scottish Community Engagement Standards.

  • 2015 CDNOS Standards Support
  • IACD International Standards
  • Accredited Practioner Programmes
  • Community Engagement Standards
  • Guides to the Standards
  • Teaching and Learning materials

Our aim is to create a place where you can access both the Community Development National Occupational Standards but also the expertise to use and deploy the standards for business, public sector, NGOs and Community and Voluntary Organisations.  

We also offer Accredited Practioner and Professional programmes in using the Community Development National Occupational Standards.

Community Engagement

We facilitate processes using IAP2 and other methodologies that bring partners together to identify issues and challenges, generate solutions and work collaboratively to ensure effective representation and engagement.  We work with Councils, Community Panels, Public and Private sector organisations

  • Community Planning for Communities
  • Stakeholder Engagement Programme
  • IAP2 Approved Practioner
  • International Accreditation 
  • Mentoring in Community Planning
  • Boundary Spanning

Anna our Director for Communities is a certified IAP 2 Practioner,  an internationally recognised public engagement methodology employed by Business, the Public Sector, NGOs and the Community Sector to support effective and meaningful community engagement and participation.  


We design, develop and facilitate Good Governance and community leadership development, supported by cloud-based modular designed governance systems

  • Practical Governance for Community Groups
  • Trustee Development & Office Holder Training
  • Coaching and Mentoring Trustees and Committee
  • Strategic Planning for good governance
  • Organisational Development and External Relations


  • Support focussed on you needs
  • Annual and Monthly subscriptions available – coming soon

Prospect  Learning

Prospect Learning is our Learning and Development service for groups and organisations who wish to offer Community Learning Programmes and Professional Development Programmes.  We manage the programme, design and deliver the learning opportunities and assess the programme, development award or endorsed programme.  We manage it for you!

  • Professional Programme Design
  • Community Learning Design
  • Programme Planning
  • Resource Development
  • Online Learning and Assessment
  • Programme Delivery
  • Assessment
  • Internal Verification
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Mentoring and Coaching

Prospect Learning is able to support  Professional Development, Community Learning, Development Awards and Endorsed Programmes and Training and Facilitationin our fields of expertise in Community Development, Governance and Learning.

Employability and Skills

We design and deliver employability and skills interventions to support growth that is equally distributed across communities  in order that the interventions creates opportunities for all communities

  • Shared Apprenticeship programme design
  • City Deal Employability and Skills Design
  • Community Skills Development
  • Capacity Building Programmes
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Social Value Frameworks  and  Community Development
  • Local Economic impacts with Local Multiplier  LM3
  • National Social Value Measurement Framework
  • Social Value – Themes, Outcomes, Measures
  • Outcome Measurement and Evaluation

Latest Projects

Leadership & Health Inequalities

Working with IPH Ireland preparing a scoping report on Leadership Development and Capacity Building in Public Health

Belfast Region City Deal

An interim role focused on Employability and Skills and Social Inclusion for the Belfast Region City Deal

Connected Communities

A programme designed for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council utilising our Level 2 Award in Community Development

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