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Welcome to the CLD Team: Information Bulletin

Our bulletin features essential information for those working in communities in Glasgow.  Read the latest community learning & development news and updates for organisations, staff and volunteers. Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

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October 2017

CLD News

The latest CLD news stories and updates that may be of interest to organisations working in communities.

Education Scotland work recognised in international competition

A project Education Scotland has been a part of has been shortlisted as a finalist in the internationally prestigious ‘Global Game Changers’ awards. The project which has been led by the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS),is for their partnership with Dyslexia Scotland and Education Scotland developing a suite of courses on dyslexia and inclusive practice. Find out more and access the resources.


Scottish Learning Festival 2017

If you missed any of the keynote presentations from this year’s event, you can watch them on the Education Scotland YouTube Channel.

Professional Development

Educational Colloquium - You're Invited

The Educational Colloquium of the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde and West of Scotland has published its programme for 2017-18, why not join? Find out more.

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Political Perspective

These are just some of the latest developments that impact the political perspective for CLD.

A Nation with Ambition- the Government's Programme for Scotland 2017-8

Recently the Scottish Government launched their plan for the year ahead, with much of interest for the local third sector. Read more…

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Learning / ALN / Digital

Digitally Agile CLD - the Basics

Free training to support community learning and development practitioners to develop basic digital skills and to embed those skills into community learning and development practice is available. The Training will take place over two days: day one will be on 13th November and day 2 will be on 27th November. Both days will run from 10.00 – 15.00 at North West Resource Centre, College Drive, Dumfries DG2 0BX
Please register your interest in the course by contacting Jackie Howie, by email or 0141 353 5649. Further information is available on Learning Link Scotland website:

Book Week Scotland 

Book Week Scotland is taking place from Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December 2017. Read more…

The Power of Adult Literacy...

Read more about David  and Jade whose stories illustrate the power of Adult Literacy.

Calling All Adults

RABiT is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project aiming to discover more about everyday adult reading. We are interested in everything and anything you read, at any time and in any language. Please help us by sharing your experiences in this questionnaire - RABiT Survey

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Criminal Justice

MPs are to discuss the prospect of allowing prisoners to vote in Scottish elections

Convicted prisoners have been prevented from voting in elections in the UK despite a series of legal challenges. Read more…

Adult Learning in Prisons - Statement of Ambition; Consultation event November 9th 2017, 9.30-12.30, HMP/YOI Polmont

You are invited to engage in dialogue informed by on-going consultation activity relating to the vision statement Adult Learning in Scotland: Statement of Ambition.There are limited places for this consultation event. Please RSVP via email to

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BookBench at HMP Manchester inspires prisoners to explore literature

Throughout the summer, benches shaped like open books popped up across Manchester to celebrate the city’s love of reading. A group of around 70 prisoners from HMP Manchester designed and decorated one of the BookBenches for the project. Their BookBench was displayed at The Royal Exchange Theatre during the BookBench trail. Read more…

Two women's "mini prisons" to be built

Two mini prisons for women are to be opened by 2020, the Scottish government has announced. The community custody units will be built in Glasgow's Maryhill district and Dundee, and will each hold 20 low risk offenders. Read more…

Recreate helps Ex-offenders Rebuild their Lives

A growing project at Bellahouston Park is helping ex-offenders learn new skills and boost their employability. Read more…

Health & Equalities

Enable Scotland's "Stepping Up" programme

This employability programme offers comprehensive support for young people who have learning disabilities, taking them from an initial investigation of the world of work, through a process of discovery and planning for their future, to engagement with employers in real workplace settings. Read more 

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SCVO Cyber Essentials Grants Scheme

With over 40% of charities rating their cyber security knowledge as ‘low’ or ‘very low,’ is your organisation taking cyber resilience seriously? SCVO is helping charities understand what it means to be cyber resilient and are opening up the SCVO Cyber Essentials grants scheme to help small to medium sized charities achieve Cyber Essentials accreditation. Read more and apply now.

Charities urged to apply for airport funding

Charities and organisations have been urged to apply for a £25,000 lump sum from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund to help provide a lasting benefit for their community. Read more…

Youth Community Action Fund

This new fund has been created to provide opportunities for local groups working with young people to facilitate informal education and learning opportunities that support Closing date for applications: Friday 3 November at 12:00 noon. Read more…

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