Certificate in Education for Development (CED)

Duration: 2years - NQF Level 4



This programme aims to provide students with practical skills to increase their effectiveness as community workers. It will also prepare students as practitioners in aspects of
adult education at community level.



This programme is designed to:

  • Identify, design and manage community development projects,
  • Monitor and evaluate development programmes, select and use participatory methods in training situations, communicate effectively in both written and spoken English.


Who May Apply?

Community development workers such as District Literacy Organisers, Literacy Promoters, Agricultural Extension Workers, Health Educators, Project Managers and any other
non-formal Educators working in government ministries; non-governmental organisations and the private sector.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate(20 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English


  • Grade 10 certificate(25 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English
  • 3 years relevant working experience



  • Assessment will be done through Assignments and Examinations:
  • Two assignments per subject.
  • Assignments will contribute 50% towards the final mark.


Duration of the Programme

This is a one-year distance education study programme and students are supported through contact sessions.


Programme Content

The programme consists of 6 subjects and 2 core courses: