CLD planning 2021-24

Community Learning and Development (CLD) practitioners have made hugely valuable contributions to supporting learners and communities across Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLD will also have an important role to play in helping communities to rebuild from the pandemic and respond to new challenges ahead. It is therefore more important than ever that local authorities and their partners set out clear and coherent priorities for the delivery of CLD in their area.

The Scottish Government has produced guidance which sets out their expectations of local authorities and their partners when meeting statutory duties in CLD planning for the period 2021-24, based on the Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013. It also takes into account the challenges that the sector is facing as a result of the pandemic and the impact this will have on CLD planning. There is an expectation that CLD plans will be informed by this guidance.

The Scottish Government and Education Scotland have also produced a summary of their responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on CLD planning, 2021-24. The FAQs provide advice and/or links to sources of information. They do not constitute legal advice but should be considered alongside the statutory requirements for CLD planning.

PDF file: Community Learning and Development planning 2021-24 frequently asked questions (285 KB)