CLDSC Member Bulletin – 19 May 2021

National Numeracy Day

It’s National Numeracy Day! CLD practitioners work with learners across Scotland to support numeracy skills and CLD Standards Council is proud to support you.  Check out the National Numeracy Day website for links and resources to use with learners.  There are lots of events happening today and videos of these will be available from tomorrow on the National Numeracy Day websiteYouTubeLinkedIn and Facebook pages. 

Share your activities, resources and stories on social media using the #NationalNumeracyDay and #BecauseOfCLD hashtags.

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2021

Volunteers’ Week 2021 is almost here and it’s all about saying ‘Thank You’ to volunteers who have given their time and energy throughout the last year.  

An amazing amount of CLD volunteers have contributed to and supported their communities and we’d like to highlight some of the fabulous work they’ve done.  If you know a volunteer you’d like to showcase, please email so we can do a CLD Volunteer Practitioner Spotlight feature on our website.

We’re also keen to promote any events, activities or resources during the week and have created a map Padlet where you can ‘pin’ what’s happening in your own areas.  You can add photos, links or even sound/video clips.  Click on Padlet to add yours and we’ll create a CLD Volunteer Virtual Wave!

Visit the Volunteers’ Week website for more information.

SCQF Would You Credit It? workshop
16 June 2021 10am – 4pm

If you have developed or are in the process of developing a learning programme and are considering having it Credit Rated for the SCQF then this free workshop will help you understand the process. After completing the workshop, participants will have a sound knowledge of the SCQF, will be able to make an informed decision about whether a learning programme is suitable for Credit Rating and what steps to take next.  Sign up for the workshop on Eventbrite.

Youth Scotland Youth Work Support Fund closing date

The Youth Scotland Youth Work Support Fund was established to help youth groups and youth workers meet the needs of young people in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus.  If you’re a Youth Scotland member, you only have a few days left to apply for up to £2000 to help rebuild services and programmes for young people.  Closing date: 21 May 2021.

Calling all ESOL Practitioners – NATECLA Survey 

Natecla is gathering information on the need for ESOL Literacies across Scotland.  All input is welcome and needed – tutors, lecturers, managers and volunteers.  Please feel free to spread this far and wide so they can gain a true picture of the need for ESOL Literacies across the whole of Scotland.

Click on this link to access the Microsoft Form Survey.  It only takes a few minutes to complete and will provide valuable information on supporting ESOL practitioners to support ESOL literacies learners.

Your Police survey

Police Scotland want to know and understand the views of Scotland’s diverse communities. Your Police 2021-22 is now live on their Engagement Hub (Citizen Space); Police Scotland are inviting everyone to take part. The survey is open all year and asks about people’s experiences of safety or issues in their local community. They also want to understand more about people’s experiences of interacting with their police service.  CLD practitioners are encouraged take part and to share the opportunity with anyone in communities you are working with.