CLD Plan for 2018-21


The Community Learning & Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013 place a statutory requirement on local authorities to publish a plan every 3 years’ outlining how it will co-ordinate and secure “adequate and efficient” Community Learning & Development (CLD) provision with other sector partners.  The first Argyll and Bute CLD Plan 2015-18 can be found at

The regulations state that CLD’s specific focus should be:

1)            Improve life chances for people of all ages, including young people in particular, through learning, personal development and active citizenship.

2)            Stronger, more resilient, supportive, influential and inclusive communities.

About CLD

'Community learning and development' (CLD) includes a huge variety of informal and formal learning, delivered locally in our communities by a wide range of agencies.  Our CLD partners include Argyll College, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface, Fire Scotland, DWP, NHS, Police Scotland and Skills Development Scotland. 

The 2018-21 Plan

CLD Partners work together to respond to what young people, adults and community groups say they want to learn, and deliver it in the right places at the right times.  We aim to help people make positive changes in their lives through learning.  Through a combination of consultation and research we have identified 4 key themes:

  • Skills for Learning, Life and Work
  • Health, Wellbeing and Personal Development
  • Your Voice/Empowering Communities
  •  Workforce Development

We would welcome your comments; Are these the right themes for you and your community?   Do you have actions you would like to see under these themes? 

Please contact us using the email address below: