Community Development Practice Hub

Community Development Practice Hub

The Community Development Practice Hub is a resource for people and organisations who ‘work with’ people in Birmingham so they can take collective action to make changes to things that are important to them and their communities. 

We aim to connect, inspire and upskill community development practitioners across Birmingham.

Come join us on this exciting journey, as we collaborate with the sector to offer a tailored approach with a focus on Birmingham-specific learning, challenges, and achievements.  

The Community Development National Occupational Standards (CDNOS) have been designed by
community development practitioners across the UK, with the active participation of hundreds of community development practitioners reflecting a wide range of roles, perspectives and settings.

The standards provide the framework for good quality community development learning and practice. The standards do define but do not limit what is good quality community development practice. Experienced community development practitioners can bring their own skills and creativity to using them and people and organisations who are just starting to learn about community development may look to them for guidance and reassurance.

Working to the CDNOS ensures that community development practice is promoted in a consistent way with strong advocates and champions.

What do the Community Development National Occupational Standards contain?

  • Definition and key purpose of community development
  • 5 Key Values
  • 7 Key Areas (containing statements of knowledge and understanding)
  • 25 Standards (containing statements of what you need to be able to do – skills)
  • Examples of values in practice

Download the 2009 CDNOS

Or the more recent 2015 CDNOS 

CDNOS 2009 is published by Federation for Community Development Learning and 2015 by created by the Learning Skills Improvement Service