Professional Development Strategy


The Standards Council’s vision for all CLD practitioners is that their participation in continuous professional development activities will be a central and established part of their practice.

Growing the Learning Culture in CLD – the Next Stage provides support for practitioners, their employers, learning providers and national partners to work together to achieve this vision.

The Introduction outlines what defines CLD as a profession and the Standards Council’s understanding of professional development. Download it here

The Strategy sets out ambitions for professional development and challenges for the next stage of growing the learning culture. Download it here

The Framework identifies actions for practitioners, their employers, Education Scotland and national intermediary organisations and the Standards Council and key considerations in assessing the impact and quality of professional development. Download it here

Download poster-format outlines of i-develop and the new quality framework to support the growth of the learning culture here, and summaries of the Strategy and Action Framework here