The URDR offers accredited training in different fields relating to Community Development. New short courses are constantly being developed to address the needs that are becoming apparent. These short courses are open to the private and public sector.
We offer a varied, extensive, and constantly developing set of short courses, as set out in our service menu. While all training lies at NQF Level 5, the URDR implements a system of recognition of prior learning (ARPL). Thus you need not necessarily have matric exemption in order to be admitted to a short course.
Examples of past training done by the URDR:
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In 2009 the URDR trained unemployed youth from the Witzenberg Municipal area as fieldworkers. These youth did the fieldwork for the youth skills audit the URDR did in the Tulbagh area. As they were trained via a URDR accredited short course, they received certificates of competence.
In 2008 the URDR did training for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA). Dioceses coordinators of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programme of ACSA attended a course on monitoring and evaluation for the updated M&E system for data gathering and reporting documentation. For more information on Vana Vetu click here.
In 2007 300 unemployed people living in Eden Districts municipality were trained by the URDR as fieldworkers for social survey. They received a certificate of competence after completion of this accredited short course offered by the URDR, that trained them as fieldworkers and supervisors for a technical survey that was done for Eden District munisipality.
The Kayamandi Siyazama Craft Project, a continuing project, train participants in handicraft and entrepreneurial skills to reach the long term goals of poverty alleviation, empowerment of participants, the development of human potential and the community, capacity building and improvement in quality of life in the Kayamandi community. The short term objectives of the project are to identify and facilitate skills training, to train and develop entrepreneurial skills in order to establish micro enterprises, and to develop products indigenous to the Kayamandi community for the tourist market. For more information, go to the Community Interaction page.
View our Assessment and Recognition of Prior Learning (ARPL) policy.
The URDR again receives Community Interaction Flagship Status after external evaluation!
At the end of 2011 SU Community Interaction Flagship Projects were reviewed by external evaluators. After a rigorous evaluation process the URDR was again awarded Flagship Status. Read more about this at Community Interaction.