Professional Induction Programme

What is it and what does it involve?

The Community Learning and Development Standards Council (CLDSC) Professional Induction Programme was created by volunteers from the CLDSC Professional Learning Committee. The programme introduces members of the CLDSC to the purpose and functions of the Council and what is expected of membership based on its professional standards. Each participant is allocated a mentor to help guide them through it and each mentor has extensive experience as a member of the CLDSC.

The programme is split into three units:

  1. The CLDSC, its vision, values, code of ethics and functions;
  2. Registration, Learning and Review; and
  3. Goal Setting and Plan Development.

The outcomes of the programme are set out below.

  1. Increase participants’ awareness and understanding of:
    a. The purpose, functions and professional standards of the CLDSC and the requirements;
    b. The benefits of membership, with particular reference to professional learning and development;
    c. Being a member of the CLDSC;
    d. The process of professional learning and development to professional practice, recognition and progression; and
    e. The benefits that peer support and mentoring bring to professional learning and development.
  2. Produce a Professional Learning & Development (PL&D) Plan setting professional learning goals within the context of the participant’s practice and critically reflect on its development.

The programme will run three times per year. The programme takes approximately 15 hours to complete over a 12 week period. Activities include both directed and self-directed reading, inquiry and discussion with peers and mentors.

The programme is delivered through i-develop and each participant must use their i-develop registration account to access the programme. (We will help reset your account if you have lost track of it).

Who is it for?

The CLDSC Professional Induction Programme is for new and existing members of the CLD Standards Council Scotland. Associate or Registered membership of the council is an essential prerequisite for participating in the programme. If you’re not already a member of the CLDSC you can find out more about membership on our website.

How do I sign up?

You can register your interest in participating in a cohort via this MS Forms link. A rolling list is kept and when a space becomes available on a cohort you will be contacted approximately 3 weeks before it’s due to begin to secure your place. Places are allocated on a first come, first served ordered basis.

What if I have questions?

Please email the CLDSC Contact mailbox with any questions you may have and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.