CLD Standards Council
What is the CLD Standards Council for Scotland?
The Standards Council for Community Learning and Development for Scotland is the professional body for those working in community learning and development.
You can watch Duncan Simpson, Chair of the CLD Standards Council, explain the purpose and impact of our work here:
During a period of establishment from 2007, the staff team overseen by an Interim Standards Council talked to over 1000 people from the CLD sector, completed two research projects, set the refresh of the CLD training competences in motion and made recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary, before advertising opportunities to sit on the four committees of the CLD Standards Council.
There was a strong response from the field, and we now have over 50 people sitting on the Executive, Approvals, CPD and Registration Committees. You can see the list of names here.
Our Core Responsibilities
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning has directed the CLD Standards Council to:
- Deliver a professional approvals structure for qualifications, courses and development opportunities for everyone involved in CLD
- Consider and establish a registration system available to practitioners delivering and active in CLD practice
- Develop and establish a model of supported induction, CPD and training opportunities