This qualification is designed to empower people who are already working, or who intend to work, in any setting relevant to community development. It provides learners with the competencies which they need to act as change agents and so add value in the practice of community development. Learners acquiring this qualification will develop the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in the community development environment, in support of individuals and organisations (both emerging and existing) in achieving their community development goals and objectives. Learners will be enabled to establish and maintain partnerships through active networking and lobbying. Learners will gain the competencies needed to identify community needs while working with communities and households, to identify and plan community projects for social change, to improve the quality of life of communities in an integrated and sustainable manner and to mobilise resources.