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.


Partnership Agreement with the General Teaching Council for Scotland

A ground-breaking partnership agreement between the CLD Standards Council and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Read more …

A change to the Rules for registration

To simplify the registration routes and emphasise the importance of high standards of practice, the 10 year experience route to registration will be closed at the end of September 2016.  Further information ...


Vacancy for a Member’s Services and CPD Development Officer

The Standards Council is looking for an experienced CLD professional to develop and enhance the CLD Standards Council members’ services package. Further information ...


SLF 2016: Leadership in communities and classrooms; the same but only different?

Logo for the Scottish Learning Festival 2016Marion Allison, Head of the CLD Standards Council will deliver this seminar at the Scottish Learning Festival on Wednesday 21 September.
In the seminar we will consider leadership in different educational contexts. Communities or classrooms, do leaders really demonstrate different behaviours? We consider how skills like planning and communicating with learners are at the heart of educational success. Seminar code A2D

Registration for SLF 2016 is now open, so book your place today.

Find details of keynotes and seminars in the conference programme available from the SLF web site.


New Framework agreement 2016

Ashley Pringle and Dr Bill Maxwell signing the Framework AgreementThe CLD Standards Council has a new framework agreement with Education Scotland. Signed by Dr Bill Maxwell, Chief Executive of Education Scotland and Ashley Pringle, Chair of the CLD Standards Council, the new framework agreement sets out the strategic goals, roles and responsibilities of both organisations whilst accounting for operational requirements. Read the full framework agreement.


Previous highlights -

New Strategy and Resources for Professional Development available

The essentials


Values and Principles

CLD Competences

Code of Ethics

Approved courses


Approved training programmes