Community learning and development

National Youth Work Strategy

Education Scotland is delighted to present the national Youth Work Strategy, 'Our ambitions for improving the life chances of young people in Scotland'.

Draft statement of ambition for adult learning in Scotland

Practitioners are asked to provide feedback on the draft Statement, which will be used to identify the main elements of a national action plan.

Legislative basis for CLD

A new Scottish Statutory Instrument sets out requirements for community learning and development (CLD) in Scotland.

CLD Strategic Guidance

Strategic guidance - diagram

Guidance for all those involved in planning, managing or delivering CLD services or using a CLD approach to support individuals and communities.

About CLD

An introduction to community learning and development (CLD).

Working with adult learners

Education Scotland supports practitioners to develop effective approaches to help adults develop their skills in the right setting.

Community capacity building

Community capacity building is a way of working with people to develop their ability to jointly influence what happens in their community.

Working with young people, children and families

Supporting achievement through learning for young people is one of three national priorities for CLD.

Inclusion and equality

Materials to support you in promoting inclusion and equality in your community learning and development work.

Continuing professional development

Professional development is key to the effectiveness of those who work in community learning and development.

Policy context

Key advice, guidance and policy for CLD.

Welfare reform

Reports relevant to practitioners dealing with individuals who are subject to welfare changes.

Video case studies

Video case studies illustrating current practice in community learning and development around Scotland.

Inspection and review of CLD

Find inspection reports and information about the inspection process.

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