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Community learning and development plans: guidance - 2021 to 2024

Guidance document setting out our expectations for education authorities and their partners when meeting duties in community learning and development (CLD) planning for 2021 to 2024 as per The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013.

Community learning and development plans: guidance - 2021 to 2024
Duties under The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations (2013)

Duties under The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations (2013)

The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013 are subordinate legislation made under section 2 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”). Section 1 of the 1980 Act requires each education 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. Section 2 of the 1980 Act allows the Scottish Ministers to prescribe requirements to which every local authority must conform when discharging its obligations under the 1980 Act.

The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013 place a requirement on education authorities to identify the Community Learning and Development needs of target individuals and groups within their local authority area.

Regulation 2 sets requirements in relation to the steps being taken by the education authority in securing community learning and development. The education authority is obliged to involve and consult certain representative persons in carrying out that process (Regulation 3).

Regulation 4 requires that education authorities publish plans every 3 years containing information about the provision of community learning and development.

This guidance note does not amount to legal advice. CLD providers, staff, and volunteers may wish to seek their own advice to ensure compliance with all legal requirements in fulfilling their duties under The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013.


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