CLD Standards Council National and international activity


We have a lead role in the UK wide Joint Education Training Standards (JETS) committees.  The JETS  meets to share good practice, to develop commonality of approach, and to take joint action on any issues and concerns.  The primary responsibilities of the Education Training Standards 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. This workforce development function, alongside a broader commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) for all staff, is at the heart of the profession’s obligation to ensure that youth workers (and for CLD in Scotland) are fit to practice.

We have worked with partners across the UK to update relevant National Occupational Standards, SVQs and academic Benchmark Statements.


We work with the International Association for Community Development (IACD) to develop standards for community development.