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About the Programme

The Digital CLD Awards Scotland pilot programme is an initiative to promote and recognise the ways digital technologies are stimulating innovation and improvements in services to learners and stakeholders are experiencing across the CLD sector in Scotland.

The Awards are for organisations, teams and services whose CLD practitioners work directly with individuals and/or groups, in formal or informal settings, to improve learning opportunities and/or community involvement in the democratic process.

The pilot commences in March 22 and will run until June 2022.

Digital technologies in the CLD sector

The Scottish Government has recognised the importance of digital upskilling for CLD practitioners has been a consistent topic on everyone’s mind. Digital CLD Awards is one of three projects funded by the Scottish Government to help build the digital capabilities of CLD practitioners in order to better support CLD learners.

How we can help

Organisations, teams and services can apply and use the Award criteria statements, examples of good practice and policy links as a developmental road map. This can help to provide support, motivation and steady improvements.

A forward looking Digital CLD network

Twelve CLD organisations, teams and services across Scotland are taking part in the pilot programme which is being developed in partnership by

Digital CLD

'When Scottish Government has been engaging with Community Learning & Development (CLD) stakeholders, the issue of digital upskilling for CLD practitioners has been a consistent topic on everyone’s mind.'

Digital CLD Investment Programme: Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science of Scotland

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