Documents that may be of interest to members are listed below. If you have a document you would like to share, please let us know.

Legislation, Guidance & Updates


North Alliance Documents


Legislation, Guidance & Updates

Family Learning Framework

This strategic framework will support practitioners to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate family learning in Scotland.

Workforce Development Plan - Growing the Learning Culture

This plan has been put together to improve the co-ordination of workforce development opportunities at national and regional level in community learning and development (CLD) across Scotland. The plan aims to support CLD practitioners by identifying some key priorities and improving their awareness of and access to training and development opportunities around these priorities.

Working with Scotland's Communities Survey

Education Governance Review - CLD Standards Council Position Statement

Community Engagement: A critical guide for practitioners

Education Scotland: CLD inspections - guidance for the new inspection model

CLD and Scottish policy priorities - extracts from a forthcoming report on CLD plans by Education Scotland and partners

SCDC Briefing - Requirements for CLD (Scotland) Regulations 2013 - Guidance for local authorities

How good is our Third Sector Organisation? Education Scotland

CfE Briefing - The Role of CLD and Partnership Working

The Requirements for CLD (Scotland) Regulations 2013 - Guidance for local authorities and their partners



STEM in Professional learning/ training in STEM subjects: Getting it right for you

Education Scotland and the Scottish Government would appreciate your help in completing this brief survey. It will only take a few minutes to complete.

Your response will help shape how to take forward the professional learning actions included in the National STEM Education and Training Strategy.   A core priority of this strategy is to ensure CLD practitioners have access to high-quality professional learning in sciences, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

North Alliance Documents

Business Plan 2013-2016

Partnership Agreement


CfE film - A short film produced by the North Alliance

CfE image (please email if you would like a higher resolution version)

KTP Project

Scoping Study

LEAD Scotland Thinking Digitally Report - 2015





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