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.


EdinburghAwardsqApproval for Post Graduate Diploma from University of Edinburgh

 The PG Dip Education (Learning in Communities) has been approved for 5 years from 2017.   This new qualification is part of a number of Pathways in the MSc Education programme within University of Edinburgh.  Read Approval panel comments ...


CLD Reader launched!

A major new publication from the Standards Council, Influencing Change: CLD in Scotland, 2001-2015, is now available. It can be downloaded free from i-develop. It highlights the essential role of CLD, how it has developed over the last decade and a half, and the challenges and opportunities for the profession now. Find out more here..


Shape your futureMembers' Conference 2017

Conference will be held on Wednesday 29 March 2017 in Glasgow.
Conference address: Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
Key sessions: 'Sex, drugs and CLD' and 'Open Space Shape Shifter'
Register now - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SHAPE17


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