The Education Scotland Community Learning and Development team, in partnership with Scottish Government and the CLD Standards Council for Scotland, is committed to developing Scotland's CLD workforce, including adult literacies, through a programme of planned professional development.
In 2008, a joint statement by the Scottish Government and COSLA set out the vision for CLD in Scotland.
You can read the joint statement Building on Working and Learning Together to Build Stronger Communities: A joint statement on community learning and development (CLD) on the Scottish Government website
In order to support the delivery of this key vision, Education Scotland, the Scottish Government and the CLD Standards Council have made a commitment to develop a strategic programme of planned professional development, to support the continuing professional development of all CLD practitioners.
Developing a standards framework
The CLD Standards Coucil are currently working to develop a CPD strategy and framework for CLD in Scotland. They propose a commitment to fostering a positive climate for continuous learning, where individuals can be involved in a continuous process of improvement and development. Known as a learning culture, this is an environment in which people are committed to their own growth and development as professionals, and apply their learning in reflective practice.