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CLDSC Member Bulletin – 22 June 2022

Open University in Scotland Graduation – Congratulations

On Monday of this week our Director, Marion Allison represented the CLD Standards Council at the graduation ceremony of the Open University that was held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Marion was delighted to be joined by Ruth Washbrook who provides our team with business support.

 In 2021 Ruth graduated online with a Masters in History (with Distinction) from the Open University and so was excited and proud to take part in the academic procession wearing her masters robes at this year’s in-person event.

Thanks to Director Susan Stewart for the kind invitation and a huge congratulations to Ruth and all of the students in Class of 2022.

Marion Allison (left) and Ruth Washbrook (right)


Adult Learning Strategy Launch

The official launch of Scotland’s first Adult Learning Strategy is taking place virtually on Wednesday, 29 June 2022. Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education, Youth Employment and Training, will officially launch the strategy and a series of workshops centred around each of the strategy’s key themes.

Places are still available to attend and the closing date for registration is this Friday, 24 June. Please email SGCLDPolicy@gov.scot if you’d like to attend and you’ll be sent registration details as soon as possible. 


Launch of Scotland’s new Volunteering Action Plan

Last week saw the launch of Scottish Government’s new Volunteering Action Plan. The plan aims to create a Scotland where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives. It is designed to provide actions over a 10‐year period as a living plan and it seeks to raise the profile of volunteering and its impact on society.

We were pleased to be invited to be part of the working group for the plan’s creation and hope it will serve as a useful tool to the CLD sector as a whole. 


July Virtual Members Meet-up – Scotland’s New Benefits System

Social Security Scotland Logo

Our next Virtual Members Meet Up is on Tuesday, 5 July – 13.00-14.00 and this month it’s all about Social Security Scotland and the new benefits system coming to people in Scotland.

Come along and hear what Adult Disability Payments are, how you can support any CLD learners you work with to apply, how you can prepare your own services, and have any questions you might have answered. The session will provide an overview of the new benefit, outline special rules for terminal illness, how to apply for the benefit, how decisions are made and information collected, and how appeals can be made.

This session is for anyone who might support clients or service users to access benefits, or who works regularly with people who may be eligible to apply. It will give you the knowledge needed to make sure your CLD learners get the support they need.

Join the July Virtual Member Meet Up by registering on Eventbrite.


Building Racial Literacy and Education Leadership Programmes

Don’t forget, CLD colleagues can submit applications for these two programmes until 23:45 on Monday 27th June

  • Building Racial Literacy – The national Building Racial Literacy programme promotes anti-racism as a baseline professional value, empowering educators to identify and implement anti-racist behaviours and processes in their everyday practice. To find out more about the programme, please watch the Story of the Building Racial Literacy Programme video and visit the Education Scotland website and select the section on ‘Applying for the programme’. 
  • Educator Leadership Programme – Growing from the success of the Teacher Leadership Programme (TLP); the new Educator Leadership Programme (ELP) welcomes applications from Early Learning and Childcare practitioners, Community Learning and Development practitioners and classroom teachers. To find out more please watch the Educator Leadership Programme video and visit the Education Scotland website and select the section on ‘Applying for this programme and further information’ section.

CashBack for Communities Fund – phase 6 open for applications

Cashback for Communities is a Scottish Government fund that uses funds recovered from criminals to expand young people’s horizons and increase the opportunities they have to develop their interests and skills. Phase 6 of the fund is now open for applications and closes at noon, Friday 12 August. £20-million is available in this round of funding and successful applicants will commence from April 2023 to March 2026.

Organisations must have a proven track record of delivering activities which support the Scottish Government’s Justice Vision and the criteria for CashBack Phase 6 as set out below. 

Phase 6 will fund projects which deliver a range of trauma informed and person-centred services & activities for young people between the ages of 10-25 that:

  • Support young people most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or reoffending towards or into positive destinations
  • Provide person-centred support for young people, parents and families impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma
  • Support young people to improve their health, mental health and wellbeing
  • Support people, families and communities most affected by crime

Further information on the criteria for the fund and how to apply can be found on the CashBack for Communities website


Congratulations to the winners of the Scottish Charity Awards

As always, the Scottish Charity Awards event was an evening of inspiration and CLD practice was at the forefront! All 44 finalists deserve to be recognised and the first in-person Awards ceremony for 3 years was the only place to be last Wednesday evening. You can read more about the winners on the night on the SCVO website

CLD Standards Council was delighted to sponsor the Community Action Award at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards. Warm wishes go to the finalists and huge congratulations to the winners Feldy-Roo! Feldy-Roo was set up at the beginning of the pandemic to provide daily hot meals, free newspapers and a friendly chat for isolating residents in Highland Perthshire during both lockdowns. Feldy-Roo created a social experience for both volunteers and residents, and continues to work within the community, seeking to improve social and health opportunities for all ages.

Feldy-Roo accept the Community Action Award at the 2022 Scottish Charity Awards. From left to right: Julie Dunbar, Gavin Price (Feldy-Roo), Marion Allison (CLDSC), Sally Magnusson (Event Host). Photo Credit: SCVO

CLDSC Member Bulletin – 15 June 2022

CLD Standards Council Professional Induction Programme Launch

We were delighted to launch our new Professional Induction Programme at The Gathering today! Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training officially launched the programme and highlighted its importance in developing a professional CLD workforce and making sure practitioners at all levels feel supported to deliver high quality learning opportunities for all.

Mr Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training introduces the launch of the Professional Induction Programme
Mr Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training introduces the launch of the Professional Induction Programme

The Professional Induction Programme is available on i-develop and has been created by a group of committed CLD Standards Council Members who volunteered their time and also piloted the first programme. Thank you to everyone who participated, and special thanks to Mike Naulty, Graham Hewitson and John Galt from the CLDSC Professional Learning Committee for driving its development forward. 

Professional Induction Journey
Professional Induction Journey

Whether you’ve been a CLDSC member for years or have recently joined, we encourage you to complete the Induction programme. Email contact@cldstandardscouncil.org.uk to register. And look out for a Virtual Member Meet up later in the year where we will talk through the Induction Programme in more detail. 


Scottish Education Awards 2022 Winners

Huge congratulations to Mobilize Music Project at East Kilbride Universal Connections, South Lanarkshire Council on winning the CLD Award.

Winners Mobilize Music Project at East Kilbride Universal Connections receive their award at the Scottish Education Awards 2022.  Picture Credit: East Kilbride Universal Connections.

Big shout out to other nominees, Neil Young at St Paul’s Youth Forum, Glasgow and FARE Scotland, Glasgow. 

Delighted to see such high quality CLD youth work recognised and applauded.


July Virtual Members Meet Up – Tuesday, 5 July 2022 – 1pm-2pm – Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland Logo

It’s not too late to sign up to the July virtual members meet up!

Following the successful pilot of Adult Disability Payment in Scotland, Social Security Scotland will begin accepting new applications for Adult Disability Payment from clients living in all local authorities in Scotland as part of the national roll out of this form of assistance on 29 August 2022.

Come along on Tuesday, 5 July at 1pm to hear what Adult Disability Payments are, how you can support any CLD learners you work with to apply, how you can prepare your own services, and have any questions you might have answered. The session will provide an overview of the new benefit, outline special rules for terminal illness, how to apply for the benefit, how decisions are made and information collected, and how appeals can be made.

This session is for anyone who might support clients or service users to access benefits, or who works regularly with people who may be eligible to apply. You can join the virtual members meet up by signing up on Eventbrite.


UK Pride Month & LGBT Youth Scotland

Happy Pride Month to all our LGBTQI+ members, allies, friends and family.

Rainbow flag
Rainbow flag. Image Credit: “Rainbow Flag” by Karlsbad licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

It is 50 years since the first UK Pride. Despite a lot of progress, young people say that it is still tough to be LGBTQI+ in Scotland in 2022. Our friends at LGBT Youth Scotland need your help to change that story.

The dream is for Scotland to become the most inclusive place in the world for LGBTQI+ young people to reach their full, fabulous potential.

This summer for Pride, they are asking for your help to make that dream a reality by supporting their life changing work and becoming part of their story.

There are lots of ways you can help: 

  • Donate and be #partofthestory
  • Organise your own Pride event
  • Share how proud you are to be #partofthestory by sharing the appeal across your social media. Follow @LGBTYS on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

And if your organisation wants to proactively include LGBTQI+ people in every aspect of its work, why not check out the LGBT Charter for Organisations?  


Building Racial Literacy and Education Leadership Programme – extended deadline!

Education Scotland’s Professional Learning and Leadership team are extending the application deadline for Building Racial Literacy and Educator Leadership Programmes for our CLD colleagues. Applications will remain open until 23:45 on Monday 27th June

  • Building Racial Literacy – The national Building Racial Literacy programme promotes anti-racism as a baseline professional value, empowering educators to identify and implement anti-racist behaviours and processes in their everyday practice. To find out more about the programme, please watch the Story of the Building Racial Literacy Programme video and visit the Education Scotland website and select the section on ‘Applying for the programme’. 
  • Educator Leadership Programme – Growing from the success of the Teacher Leadership Programme (TLP); the new Educator Leadership Programme (ELP) welcomes applications from Early Learning and Childcare practitioners, Community Learning and Development practitioners and classroom teachers. To find out more please watch the Educator Leadership Programme video and visit the Education Scotland website and select the section on ‘Applying for this programme and further information’ section.

Have your say on how technology is used in maths education in Scotland

Education Scotland is supporting this survey and is keen to encourage contributions from the CLD sector. The survey is collecting information on how technology is being used by teachers and learners of mathematics and numeracy in UK schools, colleges, early years and community learning settings. It is being conducted by the Joint Mathematical Council, which represents all of the mathematics organisations across the four nations, to inform our advice to policy makers. There is an option to say you don’t use technology much, or at all. 

Find out more and complete the Maths and Technology survey

All responses are anonymous and you are not required to give personal data or contact details. The survey should take between 5-10 minutes to complete and closes on 30th June 2022


Digital Accessibility and Online Security Webinars

Less than 10% of the internet is fully accessible and many organisations are now committing to making their online spaces easy to use by disabled people and people with impairments. Lead Scotland is here to help with free webinars looking at different aspects of digital accessibility. Many people are also worried about the rise in online scams – check out one of their ‘Stay Safe Online Over the Summer’ webinars! 

Everyone is welcome to attend and you can find out a full list of the webinars at the Lead Scotland website.  The dates of the webinars are listed below:


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 08 June 2022

Welcome to Ross Martin

A warm welcome is extended to Ross Martin who joins us as Assistant Director. 

Ross joins us from Fife Council where he was the Community Development Support Manager responsible for both strategic and operational actions. 

Ross was the lead for the CLD Regulations and Planning, CLD Workforce Development, CLD Performance & Improvement, Public Protection and Equalities.  Part of his remit was managing a team in the areas of ESOL, Literacies, Digital Youth Work, Volunteering, Performance & Workforce Development, Food Insecurity, Gaelic Community Development and Youth Research.

We’re delighted to have Ross join the team and know he is looking forward to meeting CLDSC members across Scotland in his new role.


Standards Mark Approval – Aberdeenshire CLD Service

Congratulations.  Star

The standard of this submission was very much appreciated by the approval panel who stated that they had enjoyed reading another Gold Star submission as it was clear and easy to find the evidence. The panel are keen to see some of the approaches to professional learning shared with other organisations. The hard work and commitment to CLD professional learning from the Aberdeenshire CLD Service is to be commended. 

The panel also wished to share some of the areas that had impressed them within the submission: 

  • Great to see a high level of CLD Workforce Registered with CLDSC
  • Excellent video demonstrating their Professional Learning SharePoint site navigation
  • Good to see a clear commitment to the CLD values and principles 
  • Professional learning record used by Workforce to capture 35 hours of PL incorporates the competences and this will make it easier for the workforce to provide evidence for re-registration. 

Well done!  

Aberdeenshire Council Logo and CLD Standards Council Standards Mark Approval

The Gathering is back for 2022!

SCVO The Gathering 2022 Book Now Logo

Come join us at the Gathering on Wednesday, 15 June (next Wednesday!) for the official launch of our newly created Professional Induction Programme, a CLD Standards Council e-learning course for new and existing members of the CLDSC!
 
As well as hearing about the benefits of the professional induction, you’ll also hear from us about the benefits of CLDSC membership and why CLD is important. Jamie Hepburn MSP – Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training – will also be joining us.
 
Sign up for our event, on Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 9.30-10.30am at the Gathering website.


July Virtual Members’ Meet-up – Tuesday 5 July 1-2pm – Social Security Scotland

Following the successful pilot of Adult Disability Payment in Scotland, Social Security Scotland will begin accepting new applications for Adult Disability Payment from clients living in all local authorities in Scotland as part of the national roll out of this form of assistance on 29 August 2022.

Many CLD practitioners support adults who will be entitled to this benefit. Come along on Tuesday, 5 July at 1pm to hear what Adult Disability Payments are, how you can support any CLD learners you work with to apply, how you can prepare your own services, and have any questions you might have answered. The session will provide an overview of the new benefit, outline special rules for terminal illness, how to apply for the benefit, how decisions are made and information collected, and how appeals can be made. 

You can find out more and register for the session on Eventbrite.


National Young People’s Advisory Group

Children in Scotland are supporting the new national young people’s advisory group, recently launched under the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group. The group has been set up to make sure young people’s views are heard directly by decision-makers, to influence government policy. More information on this work can be found on the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group page
 
The group will be aimed at young people (16-25) who have tried to take their own life or have suicidal thoughts. It is also for people who have experienced suicide (please note that two years must have passed if they have sadly lost someone through suicide for them to get involved) and those who suffer from poor mental health. Due to the nature of the group, it is expected that all young people will have a worker involved who can provide support before and after meetings.  
  
The group sessions will be relaxed and fun, they should also give people the opportunity to meet new people and share their views.  
  
If any young people you work with are interested, please get in touch with Chris Ross from Children in Scotland at cross@childreninscotland.org.uk. Chris would be delighted to speak to anyone interested and is happy to arrange sessions to meet with young people to provide more information and the chance to meet the team behind this project. 


ESOL Aficionados

Do you know an exceptional, energetic, enthusiastic ESOL practitioner? Of course you do!  Why not nominate a CLD ESOL colleague, volunteer, tutor or manager to be part of the NATECLA ESOL Aficionados page where the work of ESOL practitioners is celebrated and showcased.  Or why not have your own profile on show?

If you’d like to nominate yourself or a colleague, contact the NATECLA team.


College Development Network – Board Member Vacancies

Two independent Board Member vacancies with College Development Network (CDN) are available.  These are voluntary positions with expenses paid for meetings and events.

This year, CDN will begin building its next multi-year strategy and be growing its commercial activities, range of core services to the education system, and partnerships with many other organisations and agencies.

CDN is headquartered in Stirling’s historic Airthrey Castle but with colleagues and partners across Scotland and beyond. The Board of Directors would like to welcome two new independent members as it take the next steps in our growth and development.

Prior board level experience is not a pre-requisite for the role – enthusiasm, creativity, and an interest in skills education are.

Although applicants from all backgrounds will be considered equally, CDN is particularly looking for individuals who have professional or non-executive experience in the fields of:

  • Digital learning and communications
  • Commercial training and personal professional development
  • Working across and between the four nations of the UK

Please submit a CV and covering letter to recruitment@cdn.ac.uk  if you are interested in these roles. You can also request a confidential conversation with CDN’s Chief Executive or Chair, prior to formal application, by emailing this address. 

Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 24 June at 5pm, with initial sifting of applications during w/c 27 June. Interviews will take place in July and August. 


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 01 June 2022

Welcome to Vikki Carpenter

A warm welcome is extended to Vikki Carpenter who joins us as Policy & Practice Development Officer. 

Vikki joins us from Aberdeenshire Council’s CLD team and has a passion for all things CLD.  She has worked and volunteered within the CLD sector for over 20 years through her roles with Aberdeenshire Council, SACHD (Scottish Association for Children with Heart Disorders), Fife College and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.  

Vikki is enthusiastic about raising the profile of the profession in Scotland through improving policies and practice, as well as growing, developing and supporting all practitioners within CLD.


Last chance to sign up – Virtual Members’ Meet-up – 6 June 2022, 1-2pm – Keep Scotland Beautiful

Don’t forget that Keep Scotland Beautiful will be hosting our monthly virtual members’ meet up session for us in June.

The event will introduce the community engagement and learning programmes that support Keep Scotland Beautiful’s vision for a clean, green sustainable Scotland; and will demonstrate the Climate Emergency Toolkit for Youth Workers, discussing effective methods of communicating the climate emergency to a youth audience, and considering ways in which the toolkit can be adapted for a range of CLD learners and communities.

Climate Emergency Toolkit for youth workers logo

You can find out more information and sign up for the meet-up on Eventbrite.


Standards Mark Approval – West Dunbartonshire Council

CLDSC is delighted to announce the re-approval of West Dunbartonshire Council’s (WDC) Standard Mark approval. The Approval Panel commented that the submission for approval was ‘Gold Standard’ and have been granted permission from WDC to use the submission for training purposes. 

The submission provided lots of clear, strong evidence of West Dunbartonshire’s commitment to CLD and the values, principles, code of ethics and competences. Evidence provided illustrated how the code of ethics is a foundation of CLD practice. Examples provided in the submission were as a result of ethical consultation, practice and statements of intent, as demonstrated in the WDC three year CLD plan. The Approval Panel also highlighted that a good range of digital support is available and particularly appreciated the use of Padlet to share information.   

It is heartening to see that WDC recognise the value of providing CLD Practice Placement opportunities.  And, great to see the importance placed on CLD qualifications as a requirement on job specifications. 

Well done!  And a final message from the Approval Panel – ‘Congratulations and thanks for making our decision so much easier’.  

West Dunbartonshire Council Standards Mark Approval

Buddies needed!

At The Gathering on 15 June we’re going to be officially launching our online Professional Induction Programme for members of the CLD Standards Council.

This programme is aimed at old and new members and can either be an opportunity to learn all about the CLDSC and what we do, as well as CLD as a whole, or it can be used as a refresher for long-serving members. Participants in the Induction Course are allocated a buddy to guide them through and ask any questions.  You can find out more about our Supporting Professional Learning Together offer and how to be a buddy on i-develop.

If you’re a fountain of knowledge on all things CLDSC and CLD, or you could be with a bit of coaching, then we’d love to hear from you if you’d be interested in being a buddy. Please contact us at contact@cldstandardscouncil.org.uk for more information. 

And if you’re interested in attending The Gathering, you can see the programme and register on The Gathering website.


Volunteers Week, 1-7 June 2022

Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide campaign that takes place from 1-7 June every year. It’s a time when volunteering involving organisations are encouraged to thank and celebrate their volunteers, past and present. 

There are thousands of CLD volunteers across Scotland helping adult learners get back into work, supporting new Scots to learn English, building the confidence of community members to make a difference in their neighbourhoods, changing the lives of young people through youth work activities and much more.  

Here at the CLD Standards Council, we want to say…..

Volunteers Week Thank you

If you are a CLD volunteer, or if you support CLD volunteers, why not pop along to our dedicated CLD Volunteer page on i-develop where you’ll find resources and information on how to register with CLD Standards Council.


Healthy Eating Week, 13-17 June 2022

The British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week is an annual event that highlights what we can all do to have healthier lifestyles. Taking place on 13-17 June 2022, you are invited to get involved! 

Resources have been created in support of the Healthy Eating Week and these are now online for primary schoolssecondary schools and workplaces.  The resources are freely available online, but BNF are encouraging anyone/organisations to register in order that they receive updates about the week as well as some free support resources and BNF can track participation levels around the country and across sectors.  


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 04 May 2022

CLDSC Member Benefits

As members of the CLD Standards Council, there are benefits available to all of you that we wanted to remind you of. Whether you’re an Associate or Registered member, you have the following benefits at your fingertips.

Top Ten Member Benefits:

  • monthly virtual member meet-ups (see below article for the next meet up)
  • a members’ slack space
  • an annual members’ conference
  • buddying and mentoring
  • free online access to Times Educational Supplement Scotland Magazine (requires you to be logged in to i-Develop)
  • membership of Scotland-wide University and College Libraries
  • access to Scottish Council of Development and Industry (SCDI) development & industry materials and events
  • access to funded places at professional learning events and programmes
  • opportunities to join CLD Standards Council committees and / or working groups
  • i-develop access to member only areas

We’d really encourage all of you to take advantage of the above and to get in touch with us at contact@cldstandardscouncil.org.uk if you have any questions about any of the CLD Standards Council member benefits or if you are having difficulty logging into your i-develop account


Virtual Member Meet-up – 5 May 2022, 1-2pm

Last chance to register for our May Member Meet Up.

Join us to hear about how CLD practitioners in North Lanarkshire Council implemented the Youth Guarantee Programme to support CLD employment. For the past year, North Lanarkshire Council’s CLD team employed 19 CLD Assistant Support Workers (ASW’s) aged between 16 and 24 years for one year’s paid employment under the Youth Guarantee Programme. Each employee worked in all areas of CLD and had a robust training schedule. All but one ASW has continued onto a positive destination.

This session will showcase the ASW’s learning journey and what the evaluation has shown. Join us to find out more.  

Register for the May Virtual Member Meet Up on Eventbrite.


University of Dundee – Community Education Symposium

The University of Dundee, School of Education and Social Work’s Annual Community Education Symposium took place on Tuesday 3rd of May. 

This event showcased community-based research and innovative practice, with final year undergraduate students presenting their research projects alongside Community Education academics. Furthermore, a number of Masters’ students at the University led on lightening talks to discuss their experiences of undertaking impactful Community Education Practice. Key note speakers included Alison Urie, Community Development Practitioner of Vox Liminis and Dr Alan Mackie, lecturer within the Community Education team at the University of Dundee.

These inspiring presentation and discussion sessions included topics ranging from stigma and recovery, men’s perspectives on violence against women, adult learning and social inequalities, innovative community-based pedagogies, the impact of community-based ESOL classes, youth-led community arts, care-experienced young people moving to accommodation, global community perspectives on climate change, and many more.

A selection of photos from a CLD focussed storyboard shared at the event can be found below!

It’s great to share our expertise and learning; Connecting as human beings
We should do more to raise our profile; Let’s celebrate what we achieve

SCDC Participation / Appeals Process Event – 11 May 2022 An appealing prospect – appeals process for participation requests exploratory event

The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) is inviting community organisations, public bodies and other interested organisations and individuals an online event on 11 May 2022, 9:30am-2:30pm. This will explore how participation requests – a way that communities can request to work with public bodies to improve outcomes or services – could be supported by reviews or appeals.

The purpose of this online event is to share findings so far, based on the deliberations of a working group. This group met twice in February 2022 and consisted of both community organisations with experience of making participation requests and public agencies who deal with participation requests. Draft findings have focused on principles behind an appeals mechanism and proposals for both local reviews and appeals to Ministers. There have also been draft proposals around improved practice guidance for participation requests and discussion regarding other forms of scrutiny. This event will offer the chance to discuss these findings and also to further shape them before they are brought together and fed back to the Scottish Government. 

Find out more and sign up at SCDC website.


Communities Channel Scotland

The Communities Channel Scotland was developed by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) with funding from the Scottish Government.  It was launched in 2014 as a place where community groups could find information, ideas and inspiration to help them achieve their aims. The website was refreshed recently, with the aim of making it even easier for you to find and share useful content. There’s plenty of new stuff too, including a series of hot topic sections focused on covid-19, climate change, human rights and other pressing issues. You’ll also find useful resources, accessible guides to relevant policy and great examples of community groups in action.

The website also hosts the Social Impact Pledge, a Scottish Government initiative which asks public sector organisations across Scotland to commit to increasing their social impact by committing to changing three aspects of their current operations or policies.


Scotland’s Census 2022

The census collection period will now continue until the end of May 2022 to ensure everyone is included.  

Households can complete their questionnaire online, but they still have the opportunity to request paper forms to complete through the contact centre (0800 030 8308). Other support such as being able to complete over the telephone, and language support and accessibility assistance is also available. Updated assets have been added to the stakeholder promotional materials such as the toolkit, advertising campaign, social media assets (@ScotCensus2022, using #ScotlandsCensus2022) and the latest TV advert.


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 27 April 2022

CLDSC Members Survey – Planning for 2022 – last few days!

Only a few more days to tell us your views on the work undertaken by the CLDSC over 2021, and to help us shape future planning for 2022. 

The survey will only take around 5 minutes to complete and will close on Friday, 29th April 2022. Please share your thoughts!


Virtual Member Meet-up – 5 May 2022, 1-2pm

Sign up to hear about how CLD practitioners in North Lanarkshire Council implemented the Youth Guarantee Programme to support CLD employment. For the past year, North Lanarkshire Council’s CLD team employed 19 CLD Assistant Support Workers (ASW’s) aged between 16 and 24 years for one year’s paid employment under the Youth Guarantee Programme. Each employee worked in all areas of CLD and had a robust training schedule. All but one ASW has continued onto a positive destination.

This session will showcase the ASW’s learning journey and what the evaluation has shown. Join us to find out more.  

Register for the May Virtual Member Meet Up on Eventbrite.


Adult Learning Strategy Launch events – postponed

Unfortunately, both launches of the Adult Learning Strategy, due to be held on 10th and 11th May 2022, will be postponed. Those who have booked places will be contacted by the organisers.

The date and information about a new event will follow.  


SCQF – Changes to Higher Education Tariff Tables

In July 2021, UCAS launched a consultation into a number of proposals relating to the information made available about qualifications and their use in progression to Higher Education (HE). Based on feedback received through the consultation and additional engagement with UCAS’ Qualifications Advisory Group, UCAS will be implementing a range of changes.

Significant to  the CLD sector is the recognition that all SCQF level 6 qualifications are to be included from May 2022 for HE applicants starting courses in summer 2023. This will support widening access and participation, giving learners from a wider range of backgrounds the opportunity to consider HE. You can find out more on the SCQF blog.

Source: SCQF

OU Microcredentials – Free Places available now!

There’s still time to apply for a fully funded place on The Open University in Scotland’s (OUiS) online learning Microcredentials for those working in the CLD sector.

The courses on offer are:

  • Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners
  • Online Teaching: Evaluating and Improving Courses
  • Online Teaching: Accessibility and Inclusive Learning
  • Teacher Development: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum
  • Online Teaching: Embedding Social, Race and Gender-Related Equity

These courses are at postgraduate level and will start in June 2022 and run for 12 weeks. For more information and to apply, please visit OUiS Microcredentials for CLD.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 15 May 2022.


Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) Conference

Save the Date! The DTAS Conference is back in person on 4th and 5th September 2022 at The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. The theme is Gather, Connect and Thrive. Check out the DTAS website for updates on the programme and registration. 


LinkedIn Free Professional Learning

The Scottish Digital Academy, through its partnership with Skills Development Scotland is delighted to provide free access to LinkedIn Learning until the end of July 2022.

This professional learning opportunity is funded by the Scottish Government.

  • You’ll have unlimited access to more than 16,000 expert-led videos
  • With videos starting at a few minutes long, you can learn on the move
  • You’ll have access to course collections we’ve built to help you get started
  • You’ll be able to download exercise files, assessments and video transcripts to support your learning
  • You can even download videos to view offline

Courses include (but are not limited to): Leadership, Agile, Design Thinking, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Visual Communication, Building Design, Power BI.

If you’re 25 or over and live in Scotland, working in the public or third sector, you’re eligible for unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning until 31 July 2022.

To access the resource, register on the LinkedIn Learning – Scottish Digital Academy website.

Free access is being run as a pilot to gauge interest and to measure the value and impact, before considering a longer term arrangement.


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 20 April 2022

CLDSC Members Survey – Planning for 2022

The CLDSC is conducting a survey to understand the views of members on the work undertaken by the CLDSC over 2021, and to inform future planning into 2022. We would greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your views with us.

The survey will only take around 5 minutes to complete and will close on Friday, 29th April 2022. Please share your thoughts!


CLDSC Development Officer Vacancy – closing date 24 April 2022

Last few days to get your applications submitted to join our team as our new Workforce Development Officer! The Development Officer will lead the development of workforce proposals to highlight and modernise CLD career pathways in Scotland.

Specific duties include:

  • Working closely with the CLDSC Committees and Officers, co-ordinate the CLD Standards Council internal and external policy profile pertaining to CLD workforce data
  • Providing advice to senior officers and assisting in drafting a range of policy and high quality papers and discussion pieces to stimulate dialogue and recommendations

For more information and to apply, view the Work for Scotland website.  Closing date: midnight on 24 April 2022.


Virtual Member Meet Up – 5 May 2022, 1-2pm

Sign up to hear about how CLD practitioners in North Lanarkshire Council implemented the Youth Guarantee Programme to support CLD employment. For the past year, North Lanarkshire Council’s CLD team employed 19 CLD Assistant Support Workers (ASW’s) aged between 16 and 24 years for one year’s paid employment under the Youth Guarantee Programme. Each employee worked in all areas of CLD and had a robust training schedule. All but one ASW has continued onto a positive destination.

This session will showcase the ASW’s learning journey and what the evaluation has shown. Join us to find out more.  

Register for the May Virtual Member Meet Up on Eventbrite.


Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grant Programme

A reminder that Education Scotland’s Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grant Programme is open until 11th May and bids to support CLD practitioners are welcomed. If you would like to find out more, then please join one of the online information sessions taking place over the next few weeks: 


New edition of Concept published

The Spring 2022 issue of Concept is now available to view and as always, it’s a great mix of articles and reviews. Where else can you read about adult education as a social vaccine, CLD practitioners’ engagement with ICT and The Welcoming Association Edinburgh in one place?  


National Numeracy Day – 18 May 2022

We and our friends at @EdScotCLD are delighted to be Champions of #NationalNumeracyDay on 18 May! Join us and over 2,810 other Champions helping the nation get on with numbers. Sign up to become a National Numeracy day champion and in the build up to 18 May you will receive everything you need to support adults.

There are separate registration pages for those working with schools and adult learning:

Find out more about National Numeracy Day and take the Numeracy Challenge.

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International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII)

The seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) will be hosted by Morocco in 2022. Over 1,000 participants are expected to take part in the conference, which will examine effective adult learning and education policies within a lifelong learning perspective and within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Conference participants will develop a new framework for action on adult learning and education that will replace the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), adopted at CONFINTEA VI in 2009.  

Find out more on the Confintea VII website.  


World Community Development Conference 2022 – postponed

In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the International Association of Community Development and the WCDC2022 organizing team in Georgia have made the decision to postpone the #WCDC2022 until 3-5 October 2022. The conference will still take place completely virtually, and all registrations and accepted abstracts will be honoured.

Please check the WCDC website for further updates.


Digital Youth Work Survey

A year ago, YouthLink Scotland asked a few questions about the digital youth work needs which helped shape its training offer over the last year. Once again, they would be grateful if CLD Youth Work practitioners could take a few minutes to fill in the Digital Youth Work Survey. There are 10 quick questions to answer and your responses will guide support offered in the future.

And also, Digital Youth Work is not all about online! Join the YouthLink Digital makerspaces learning community – in person event on 27 April 10am – 12.30pm at Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Edinburgh. If you’re interested in developing digital activities with physical groups you can join in, meet other youth workers and try out some activities that might be just right for your youth group. 

Register for the Digital Makerspaces Learning Community event on Eventbrite.


SCVO Essential Digital Skills Check-up Tool

The internet plays an essential part in our daily lives. We use it to communicate, to work, and to learn. Now more than ever, it is important we have the skills needed to navigate the online world, and to feel safe and confident whilst doing it. To help you measure your digital foundation, life and workplace skills, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have developed the Essential Digital Skills Check-up.

Based on the Essential Digital Skills Framework, it contains three simple checklists to help you measure where your strengths are and to identify the areas where you may need more support.

If you’re thinking about supporting your workforce’s digital skills, try the SCVO Essential Digital Work Skills Check-up tool, and get in touch with SCVO Digital team if you’d like to explore adapting it to suit your organisation. Email: digital@scvo.scot.


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 13 April 2022

Welcome to Robbie Crow

Robbie Crow and guide dog Yogi

A warm welcome is extended to Robbie Crow who joins CLD Standards Council from Scottish Government for 6 months as Development Officer, Professional Learning. Robbie is looking forward to finding out more about CLD Standards Council and supporting us with a wide variety of professional learning activities.

And if you’re an avid Instagrammer, please also give Yogi, Robbie’s guide dog, a follow! @GuideDogYogi


Dundee and Angus College Standards Mark Approval!

CLD Standards Council Standards Mark Approval Logo

CLDSC wish to offer huge congratulations to Dundee and Angus College Learner Engagement & Community Partnerships Team for achieving their approval for CLDSC Standards Mark. 

Well done!

The Approval Panel noted the good quality of the submission given to them for consideration. This provided a clear picture of the learning culture within Dundee and Angus College. The panel acknowledged the collaborative approaches used across the whole College. This is helping them to make best use of the specific skills they know are available within their organisation. 

A special note of acknowledgement must go to the Service Design Academy (SDA) within D&A College as a good example of collaborative practice.

It is evident that staff put peopleclientscustomers and students first by applying service design methodologies. The skillsets used by SDA are very similar to CLD which helps facilitate change in whatever form that takes and aims to create positive impact/transformative change. There is clear evidence of the strong and valued working relationship the SDA have with the Learner Engagement & Community Partnership Team. 

Find out more about Dundee and Angus College Learner Engagement and Community Partnership Team.

 Do you think your organisation should seek CLDSC Standards Mark (CLDSCSM) approval?

CLDSCSM approval is aimed at organisations who offer CLD learning to staff, practitioners and volunteers.

The Standards Mark is the approval route offered for organisations who offer CLD learning to staff, practitioners and volunteers: from the smallest voluntary sector project to local authorities and national agencies. The Standards Mark process looks at the whole range of learning opportunities offered, not one specific programme, as well as the learning culture of the organisation.

The Standards Mark will nurture a culture of learning in our sector in order that individual practitioner’s engagement with professional learning will contribute to the development of the whole profession. Through this they will demonstrate and enhance their commitment to a culture of learning:

  • Where learning is celebratedrecognised and encouraged
  • Where learning is reflected on and shared
  • Where challenge is relished and embraced
  • Where critical reflection is embedded in practice
  • Where individuals can explore learning related to their role throughout their careers

This culture is underpinned by the values and competences of CLD and commitment to our Code of Ethics.

The Standards Mark does not replace the existing routes available for approval of individual learning programmes. For example, a provider may offer the PDA in Youth Work, approved using the Developmental process, and also be awarded the Standards Mark.

Full details about the Standards Mark are available on the CLDSC website.


Virtual Member Meet-up – 5 May 2022, 1-2pm – Youth Guarantee Programme

For the past year, North Lanarkshire Council’s CLD team employed 19 CLD Assistant Support Workers (ASW’s) aged between 16 and 24 years for one years paid employment under the Youth Guarantee Programme. Each employee worked in all areas of CLD and had a robust training schedule. All but one ASW has continued onto a positive destination. This session will showcase the ASW’s learning journey and what the evaluation has shown.

Join us to find out more.  Register for the May Virtual Member Meet Up on Eventbrite.


Adult Learning Strategy Virtual Launch – 11 May 2022

The new Adult Learning Strategy will be launched over 2 days in May! An in-person event is taking place on 10th May, but has sold out quickly. The good news is, places are still available for the virtual event!

The Adult Learning Strategy’s vision is that adult learning in Scotland will develop better skilled, educated, confident and empowered people contributing to connected and inclusive communities. It’s aim is to create the conditions for connected adult learning opportunities that link Scotland’s communities, local authorities, third sector organisations, colleges and universities around an offer of learning for adults, particularly those furthest from inclusion and experiencing disadvantage. The launch will focus on how we can collectively achieve this aim by exploring the themes and actions within the strategy’s strategic action plan. 

Register for the virtual launch on 11 May 2022, 10am-12.15pm!


OU Microcredentials – Free Places available now!

There’s still time to apply for a fully funded place on The Open University in Scotland’s (OUiS) online learning Microcredentials for those working in the CLD sector.

The courses on offer are:
•    Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners
•    Online Teaching: Evaluating and Improving Courses
•    Online Teaching: Accessibility and Inclusive Learning
•    Teacher Development: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum
•    Online Teaching: Embedding Social, Race and Gender-Related Equity

These courses are at postgraduate level and will start in June 2022 and run for 12 weeks. For more information and to apply, please visit OUiS Microcredentials for CLD.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 15 May 2022.


International Association of Community Development (IACD) seeking Trustees

In advance of its Annual General Meeting in July, IACD is issuing a call for new Trustees to join the Board. It is seeking to fill 6 upcoming vacancies, and particularly welcomes expressions of interest to represent the global regions of South Asia, East Asia and Middle East/North Africa. You must be a current paying IACD member to apply.

IACD is a small organisation, with just one part-time member of staff. Much of IACD’s work is done by the Trustees, so it’s important that anyone joining the Board is willing and committed to getting actively involved in the organisation’s work.

Trustees responsibilities include:

  • attending four/five Board meetings per year (via Zoom)
  • joining at least one of the committees that are responsible for implementing actions in the Strategic Plan
  • representing and promoting IACD at local and regional events
  • gathering local and regional information about CD practice and feeding that back to the Administrative Officer to update and share through the website and social media outlets
  • helping with organising global conferences, practice exchanges
  • contributing to the magazine Practice Insights

IACD Trustees have plenty to do and must be willing to take on roles and actions. As a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation regulated with the Scottish Charity Regulator, all Trustees must comply with Scottish Charity Law. Find out more about Scottish Charity Law.

If you are a current paying member interested in applying for this role, please complete this Expression of Interest form by Thursday, 28 April 2022.

IACD will review your form, invite you to an information session, and then send you an application form to complete. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Anna Clarke, IACD Chair, anna.clarke@iacdglobal.org.


Social Security Scotland – National Engagement – Adult Disability Payment – Stakeholder Pilot Phase Event

Adult Disability Payment has been designed to provide extra money to help with the costs of living with a disability and/or long-term health condition and will replace Personal Independence Payment in Scotland, which is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Phase one of the pilot for Adult Disability payment launched in Dundee, Perth & Kinross and The Western Isles on 21 March 2022. Adult Disability Payment pilot will now be launching on 20 June for new applications only in the pilot areas of Tayside, Western Isles and Lanarkshire health boards (North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and Angus local authorities).

If you are a CLD practitioner who supports families and individuals with benefits, Social Security Scotland is hosting a series of online stakeholder events to provide information on the key Adult Disability Payment topics, as well as answer any queries. Please note that these events are for stakeholders supporting clients in the Pilot areas only and national organisations. Further events will be held throughout the year to support stakeholders in other locations.

This series of events will cover six different Adult Disability Payment topics:

  • General Adult Disability Payment Policy Overview
  • Special Rules for Terminal Illness
  • Adult Disability Payment Applications
  • Decision Making and Supporting Information (Public Sector)
  • Decision Making and Supporting Information (Third Sector)
  • Debt, Overpayments and Hardship 

A variety of dates will be available for each themed session. For more information about the events or to book a place please visit the Social Security Scotland – Events webpage.

Chris Walsh, National Engagement and Partnership Lead, will also be hosting a Virtual Member Meet-up for CLDSC in July, so watch this space for more details. 

If you have any queries, please contact Chris Walsh at christopher.walsh@socialsecurity.gov.scot.


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 06 April 2022

We are recruiting – Workforce Development Officer

Join us as our new Workforce Development Officer! The Development Officer will lead the development of workforce proposals to highlight and modernise CLD career pathways in Scotland.

Specific duties include:

  • Working closely with the CLDSC Committees and Officers, co-ordinate the CLD Standards Council internal and external policy profile pertaining to CLD workforce data. 
  • Providing advice to senior officers and assisting in drafting a range of policy and high quality papers and discussion pieces to stimulate dialogue and recommendations.

For more information and to apply, view the Work for Scotland website.  Closing date: midnight 24 April 2022.


Scottish Attainment Challenge: A framework for recovery and accelerating progress

Education Secretary, Shirley-Anne Somerville has announced a new £2 million youth work, community & family learning fund to further enhance collaboration between youth work organisations and schools. She states, “In recognition of the importance we place on youth work, the third sector and community organisations, we will introduce, in August, a new £2 million fund to help enhance support for youth work, community learning and development services and family learning programmes.”

Full detail is available on the Scottish Government website


Adult Learning Strategy Launch

The new Adult Learning Strategy will be launched over 2 days in May!  An in-person event is taking place on 10 May 2022 at Newbattle Abbey College, followed by a virtual launch on 11 May 2022.  You can register for both events now.

Register for the in-person launch

Register for the virtual launch


IACD Sub-Saharan Africa Region Master Class

This free online event will take place on Wednesday, 13th April 2022 at 9:00am BST (London) / 11:00am EAT (Nairobi).

Join De Wet Schutte (IACD Member; Community Development and Research Consultant, University of the Western Cape, South Africa) leading the discussion aimed at enabling academicians, practitioners and students to deepen their understanding and command of tools for sound community development practice.

This event is free and open to any members and friends of IACD!  Register today and you will be emailed instructions for joining along with reminders. Feel free to invite a friend or colleague to register as well!

Register for the IACD discussion on Eventbrite.

If you have any questions, please contact membership@iacdglobal.org


Free Accredited Online Learning Microcredentials

The Open University in Scotland (OUiS) is offering another opportunity to access fully funded places on their online learning Microcredentials for those working in the CLD sector. 

These courses provide strategic skills for practitioners in any learning environment, in community or online and have been identified as relevant to CLD practitioners by the CLD Standards Council. They will help you to develop online programmes for learners which are accessible and inclusive while also focusing on key thematic priorities for the sector.

The courses available will allow you to look at how you can deliver a more digitally accessible service, while broadening your reach to more young people, adults, families and community groups.

The courses on offer are:

  • Online Teaching: Creating Courses for Adult Learners
  • Online Teaching: Evaluating and Improving Courses
  • Online Teaching: Accessibility and Inclusive Learning
  • Teacher Development: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum
  • Online Teaching: Embedding Social, Race and Gender-Related Equity

These courses are at postgraduate level and will start in June 2022 and run for 12 weeks. For more information and to apply, please visit OUiS Microcredentials for CLD.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 15 May 2022.


The Gathering 2022 – Pre-registration open!

The Gathering 2022 logo

The Gathering is back in person on Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th June 2022 at the SEC, Glasgow! Do you want to have first access to the biggest ever programme of events at the Gathering? Do you want to book FREE delegate places before anyone else? Do you want to keep up-to-date with news about the Gathering?

Just complete the form on the SCVO website and SCVO will keep you in the loop and drop you a reminder straight into your inbox when bookings open in late May 2022.

And, as an added bonus, we’re delighted to announce we’ll be hosting an event on Wednesday, 15th June at the Gathering to launch our CLDSC Professional Induction Programme. Watch this space for more details!  


SERA Conference 20-22 November 2022

The Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) brings together an active community of researchers, teacher educators, teachers, other educational professionals, policy makers, and funders to share and debate current research in the field of education locally and globally.

The call for abstracts is now open for #SERAconf22 under the theme of Reconnection Educational Research, Policy and Practice. Please consider submitting an abstract to host a session related to CLD policy and practice. The conference will accept sessions on individual papers, short presentations, symposia, poster presentations, as well as suggestions for roundtable discussions and workshops.

See more information on the SERA website. The submission date for abstracts is by 5pm on Friday, 6 May 2022 and these should be sent to sera.conference@gmail.com.

SERA Conference registration for delegates will open at the beginning of May 2022.


CLDSC Member Bulletin – 30 March 2022

Save the Dates! Scottish Government Adult Learning Strategy Launch

The new Scottish Government Adult Learning Strategy will be launched by Mr Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for HE and FE, Youth Employment & Training on Tuesday, 10th May 2002 at Newbattle Abbey College and virtually on Wednesday, 11th May 2022 via the College Development Network. CLD: adult learning workforce development will be discussed by Dr Marion Allison, Director of CLD Standards Council and Laura Starkey, Education Officer Community Learning and Development, Education Scotland. Booking details to follow!


Virtual Member Meet Up – 1 April 2022 – Education Reform

There is still time to register for our virtual member meet up on Friday, 1 April 2022, where CLD Standards Council Director, Dr Marion Allison will talk about all things Education Reform. This follows the recent publication of Professor Ken Muir’s report on Education Reform.

We want to hear your thoughts and hopes about Professor Muir’s recommendation that the CLDSC should remain part of the new proposed national agency for Scottish education.  

Register for the April Virtual Member Meet-Up on Eventbrite.


CLDSC Professional Induction Programme – Extended Pilot

A reminder that if you would like to participate in our Professional Induction Programme, please get in touch by Friday, 1 April 2022.

As we highlighted in last week’s bulletin, we have been developing a CLD Standards Council Professional Induction Programme and are looking for CLDSC members to undertake the programme and provide feedback on any areas which need further development or clarity before our official launch. 

The programme will take 15 hours to complete and this will contribute towards your professional learning commitment. 

We are aiming for this to be completed during April and May. If you are interested in taking part, please email contact@cldstandardscouncil.org.uk by Friday, 1 April.  


National Thematic Inspection: How well are CLD partners supporting COVID-19 recovery?

Community Learning and Development (CLD) practitioners and third sector partners have supported communities across Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to better understand the role of CLD in supporting recovery from COVID-19 in local communities, HM Inspectors will undertake a national thematic review. The review will reflect on how well partners prioritise and use effective CLD approaches to support those who are marginalised or at risk of being isolated in their communities. It will also consider how the pandemic has affected the CLD landscape, including changes to the ways in which CLD is accessed and delivered.
 
HM Inspectors would like to engage with a broad selection of CLD partners and organisations from across Scotland. Participation will be voluntary, with engagement planned to take place during April and May 2022. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to consider involvement in this review. HM Inspectors are offering the following webinars to share more information about the review and to answer any questions you may have. Please feel to free to come along, using one of the links below to register. However, there is no requirement for you to attend a webinar before indicating that you would like to be involved.
 
Register to attend the webinar on 4 April 2022 11:00 – 12:00


Register to attend the webinar on 4 April 2022 14:00 – 15:00 


 If you are interested in being part of the thematic review, please complete this nomination form by midday on Friday, 8 April 2022.


Virtual College Expo 2022 – 14 and 15 June 2022

Rewrite the College Story: Learning Experiences, Skills Development, Anchoring Communities is the theme of the Virtual College Expo22. 

Virtual College Expo22 is the professional learning event for the college sector in Scotland, offering inspirational keynotes, workshops, seminars, and panel debate. This year will also recognise Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 celebrating and sharing student stories from across the country.

Find out more on the CDN Virtual College Expo website and book your free place .   

Follow on Twitter: @ColDevNet#CollegeExpo22


Joint Education and Training Standards (JET)S

The primary responsibilities of the JETS committees are to validate and endorse courses leading to qualification in professional and pre-professional youth work and for CLD in Scotland, in their respective jurisdictions. 

JETS works collaboratively across the UK and Ireland to ensure that qualifications approved are still fit for the mutual recognition agreements. Mutual Recognition across the UK and Ireland – Professional (higher education) qualifications are recognised across the UK and Ireland as long as the programme of study has been professionally validated/approved by the NYA (England)ETS Wales or the Joint ETS for Northern Ireland and Ireland and CLD Standards Council Scotland. This mutual recognition agreement was arranged by the Joint Education Training Standards Committee (JETS). 
 
JETS also has a workforce development function, alongside a broader commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) for all staff, which is at the heart of the profession’s obligation to ensure that youth workers and CLD workers are fit to practice. JETS meets to share good practice, to develop commonality of approach, and to take joint action on any issues and concerns.  
 
Details of JETS, terms of reference, JETS Guidelines and Useful resources/links can be found on i-develop.


Change to the Credit Rating Status of City & Guilds of London Institute Learning Programmes

On 28 March 2022, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework and the City & Guilds of London Institute issued a joint statement confirming that City & Guilds of London Institute (CGLI) confirmed its decision that it would no longer operate as an Approved Credit Rating Body.  As of September 2021, CGLI have ceased all new credit rating activities.

Read the full statement.