Following their 2015 Working with Scotland’s Communities survey, the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council and Education Scotland have announced a new research study on the current size and make-up of the community learning and development workforce across all sectors.
The research will be conducted by Rocket Science, an independent research and consultancy company, to provide up to date workforce data that will help to inform CLD policy and planning at a local authority, regional and national level. The new Working with Scotland’s Committees study will focus on:
- who is working and volunteering in CLD-related roles in 2018
- where are they, what they do, and what challenges they face
- what the demand is for practitioners with CLD skills and whether there are enough practitioners to meet that demand
Rocket Science will be engaging with the CLD sector over the coming weeks to scope the project and seek advice from key stakeholders. They will then conduct field research using online surveys and interviews to gather information from:
- CLD practitioners
- CLD employers
- organisations that work in partnership with CLD providers
The CLD Standards Council and Education Scotland are looking for input and participation from as a wide a range of practitioners and organisations to participate.
Further details will be announced in the coming weeks; however, additional information can be found on the study flyer.
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