True to the collaborative approach of the CLD Standards Council for Scotland, the CLD registration scheme has been developed for the sector, by the sector.

Shaped by the views and experiences of a wide range of CLD practitioners, the CLD registration scheme will continue the culture of dialogue and debate, championing a shared sense of identity amongst practitioners, providing a national voice for the sector, and reaffirming the importance of CLD in Scotland.

The proactive and inclusive nature of the scheme will ensure more practitioners have more say over more issues affecting this sector. Our sector.

Why join?

Become a member and you can:

  • Engage in professional dialogue, nationally and locally
  • Drive forward new developments in our sector
  • Support and evolve peer-led learning opportunities
  • Be involved in Standards Council events and activities
  • Play a lead role in shaping the future of the Standards Council
  • Have a key influence on policy initiatives and responses

Who’s eligible to join?

The Register is open to all CLD practitioners who demonstrate the values, principles, competences, Code of Ethics and commitment to CPD that underpin the sector, with two types of membership, based on qualifications and experience:

Registered members

  • Practitioners with a Standards Council recognised qualification and two years verified practice in a community learning and development setting

Registered associate members

Full-time, part-time and voluntary practitioners in community learning and development including:

  • Practitioners who have recently completed an approved professional qualification but have still to gain two years verified practice, or
  • Students undertaking an approved professional qualification, or
  • Practitioners with a qualification below degree level, or
  • Practitioners with qualifications in other disciplines

The minimum requirement for Registration

All practitioners seeking to register as Members of the Standards Council must formally commit to the following principles:

  • Commitment to the values underpinning CLD
  • Commitment to the Code of Ethics for CLD
  • Commitment to ongoing CPD
  • Commitment to practise using the CLD competences

In particular community learning and development practitioners will:

  • Communicate with constituents, other professionals and partner agencies in an open, honest, accurate and straightforward manner
  • Challenge any unlawful or unjustifiable discrimination by constituents, other community learning and development practitioners and colleagues in other professions

Community learning and development practitioners will not:

  • Behave in such a way, inside or outside of work, that will call in to question the individual’s suitability to work in community learning and development
  • Behave in such a way, inside or outside of work, that will bring the profession of community learning and development in to disrepute

So play your part in shaping our future, today. Apply now.