Community Learning & Development
'Community Learning and Development (CLD) describes the process of providing support to primarily disadvantaged or vulnerable people of all ages. CLD encourages learning to bring about positive changes to lives and communities, with a strong focus on early intervention prevention and tackling inequalities.' (Education Scotland 2017)
There is no specific CLD service in this authority. We deliver CLD by working with local partners and a number of council departments.
Our CLD Plan
Building on the learning from the 2015-2018 CLD Plan, partners have worked together to produce “CLD in Action, Our Plan for 2018-2021" (PDF / Word), in accordance with the Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013 and the Revised Guidance.
The CLD Strategic Partnership has identified themes where they can bring the most value through working together:
• People: improving the learning offer across communities
• Place: making the most of assets and opportunities in communities
• Prospects: ensuring the CLD Workforce is skilled, with access to opportunities and accreditation and succession planning is embedded
• Publicity: Improving understanding of CLD through better publicity, networking and information sharing
These themes were informed by active Moray groups and organisations who increasingly are taking on responsibility for community buildings and activity.
The next Moray CLD Plan is due to be published on 1 September 2021.
Our adult learning provision is delivered by a range of settings:
• Essential Skills
• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
• Linking Education and Disability (LEAD)
• Library Learning Centres
• University of Highlands and Islands - Moray College
• Moray Community Centres
• Group and activities for older people
Moray Learning and Development Training Calendar - This training is for staff working with children and families.
The North Alliance - This is a partnership of CLD practitioners from the north of Scotland.
“The 2013 CLD regulations emphasise delivery of the CLD outcomes through:
• Community development (building the capacity of communities to meet their own needs, engaging with and influencing decision makers);
• Youth work, family learning and other early intervention work with children, young people and families;
• Community based adult learning, including adult literacies and English for speakers of other languages(ESOL);
• Volunteer development;
• Learning for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in the community eg people with disabilities, care leavers or offenders;
• Learning support and guidance in the community.” CLD Standards Council
“ The CLD Regulations are subordinate legislation made under section 2 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”). Section 2 allows the Scottish Ministers to prescribe requirements to which every education authority (synonymous with local authority in this context) must conform when discharging its obligations under the 1980 Act.
Section 1 of the 1980 Act requires each local authority to secure adequate and efficient provision in their area of both school education and further education, which in this context includes CLD and is not age limited.” Scottish Government
Background legal context: Adult Learning: Education Scotland Act 1980 (revised in 2016);
“4)The facilities for further education that may be provided by an education authority shall include facilities for vocational and industrial training.
(5)In this Act-
(b) further education includes-
(i)compulsory part-time and in exceptional cases full-time courses of instruction approved in terms of the regulations made under section 2 of this Act given in colleges(hereinafter in this Act referred to as "junior colleges") to young person’s not exempt from attendance undersection 45(8) of this Act and designed to enable them to develop their various aptitudes and capacities and to prepare them for the responsibilities of citizenship;
(ii)voluntary part-time and full-time courses of instruction for persons over school age;
(iii)social, cultural and recreation activities and physical education and training, either as part of a course of instruction or as organised voluntary leisure-time occupation;
(iv)the teaching of Gaelic in Gaelic-speaking areas....”
Integrated Children's Services (CLD)
The Moray Council
Education & Social Care
High Street, Elgin