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.


Empowering Schools: A consultation on the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill

7 November 2017 - The Scottish Government opened the consultation seeking views on the detailed policy proposals being taken forward by the Scottish Government in the Education Bill.
You can access the consultation paper and link to provide your views from the Scottish Government website - https://consult.gov.scot/learning-directorate/education-scotland-bill/

The consultation follows on from the Education Governance: Next steps paper published in June.  The CLD Standards Council prepared a Position Statement following the Next Steps paper and has been conducting professional discussion events across Scotland to support practitioners in considering what the review could mean for their practice.

We have prepared a summary of key findings and progress report on this feedback.

Engagement through further professional discussion events and i-develop will continue in the following weeks.
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.

For further detail see our Governance Review page.



Latest Approvals -

June Newsletter now available

News and updates from the CLD Standards Council - What's been happening and what's coming up.

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 Previous highlights -

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

The essentials


Values and Principles

CLD Competences

Code of Ethics

Approved courses


Approved training programmes