This Qualification has been designed as a Qualification for officials who are working in Local Economic Development at an operational management level. It takes some of the key aspects of Local Economic Development introduced at NQF Level 4 and requires their practical application in the Local Economic Development environment in general and own work context in particular. It focuses on providing the learner with a range of processes that will ensure that Local Economic Development efforts bring about sustainable development.
As this is the second Qualification in a learning pathway it is assumed that the learner has
obtained the National Certificate in Local Economic Development NQF Level 4. Should that
not be the case the learner should be competent in:
Communication at NQF Level 4.
Basic Project management principles as contained in the Unit Standards in Project
Management at NQF Level 4.
Understand the Local Economic Development processes to secure greater local control over business enterprise, labour, capital and other resources.
Use Local Economic Development strategy to improve the quality of life for all members of the community including economic aspects of growth in jobs, income, business activity.