Community Learning and Development (CLD)
The Community Learning and Development (CLD) team within Education Scotland delivers a range of policies on behalf of the Scottish Government.
CLD supports primarily disadvantaged or vulnerable groups and individuals of all ages to engage in learning, with a focus on bringing about change in their lives and communities. The term covers a wide range of activity such as youth work, family and adult learning, including adult literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), community development and community capacity building.
CLD activity has a strong focus on early intervention, prevention and tackling inequalities. It plays a major role in raising attainment for all and supporting community empowerment among other key agendas.