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.


Shape your futureMembers' Conference 2017

We have had great feedback on the conference.

View the comments from the day on Twitter - #shapeyourfuture17

Recordings of the Ministers address and presentations will be available on i-develop shortly.


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..



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