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.


Booking now open for the Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland Annual Conference

The conference will take place on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 October 2016 in the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. Booking and further information.

logo of teh Nazere Theological CollegeNazerene Theological College programme approved

Following a joint approval visit with CLD Standards Council and NYA (National Youth Agency) England we are pleased to announce that the Nazarene Theological College have obtained a 5 year approval for the BA(Hons) Theology (Youth and Community). This programme is delivered in Scotland by Scottish School of Christian Mission. Further information ...

image from cover of Annual reportAnnual report for 2015-16

Report giving an overview of the work, challenges and successes of the CLD Standards Council and its constituent parts over the course of the last year is now available.


20160817_Marion head-thumbSummer Update from Marion Allison, Head of the CLD Standards Council

Reviewing, pre-viewing and celebrating our work. Read the summer update


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