Welcome to the CLD Standards Council for Scotland


The Standards Council for Community Learning and Development for Scotland is the body responsible for the registration of CLD practitioners, the approval of training courses, and the continuing professional development of the sector workforce.


Education Governance: Next Steps - CLD Standards Council Position statement

The Scottish Government published the Education Governance: Next Steps on June 15 2017.

The Position Statement prepared by the CLD Standards Council will prompt you to consider what this could mean for you and your practice. Over the coming months there will be opportunities to share your views. There will be professional discussion events around the country and on i-develop as well as online questionnaires.

It is essential that the CLD profession engages in the process of consultation to realise the CLD values, creating an infra-structure that develops and supports quality, competent CLD professionals.

Download: CLD Standards Council Position Statement



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Framework Agreement with Education Scotland
New Strategy and Resources for Professional Development available

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Values and Principles

CLD Competences

Code of Ethics

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