Welcome to the Digitally Agile CLD website
YouthLink Scotland, Learning Link Scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are working in partnership to deliver the Digitally Agile Community Learning and Development (DACLD), project, which emerged from strategic discussions at the CLD National Workforce Development Group. The project initiation came from the three partners with support offered by Education Scotland as part of Community Learning and Development (CLD) Up-skilling Programme, managed by Education Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.
The project provided the CLD sector, Education Scotland and the Scottish Government with a comprehensive picture of ‘new technologies’ and ‘Social Media’ used in current practice, skills in the sector and barriers faced by managers, workers, volunteers and organisations in making the most of this developing media.
YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation and is in the unique position of representing the interests and aspirations of the whole of the sector both voluntary and statutory. YouthLink Scotland champions the role and value of the youth work sector, challenging government at national and local levels to invest in the development of the sector.
YouthLink Scotland believes an active and effective presence on key social media channels forms an important element of an organisations communication and information function. It allows the organisation to disseminate information instantly and directly to a large and ever growing audience base as well as providing a platform through which meaningful, two-way engagement with our membership and the wider youth work sector can take place.
The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) is a Company Ltd by Guarantee and registered Charity in Scotland. SCDC is recognised by the Scottish Government as the national lead body for community development and as such our mission is to support best practice in community development. Our three key priorities for achieving our mission are to;
Influence policy by researching issues and contributing to government working groups and committees on related policy issues.
Work with agencies and partnerships to achieve effective community engagement and community participation.
Build strong, healthy, sustainable and equitable communities.
Learning Link Scotland is the national organisation representing the interests of adult education, learning and skills delivered by the voluntary sector. Learning Link Scotland promotes, supports and represents a dynamic membership of organisations across Scotland. In partnership Learning Link Scotland develops innovative programmes for professional development and evaluation.
Learning Link Scotland:
Create and deliver services and projects on policy and practice in adult education.
Aim to influence national policy to reflect the needs and achievements of Members.
Create regional and national events, one-to-one support and information services to support, develop and promote the work of Members.
Develop programmes on evaluation of learning and adult learning.
Learning Link Scotland has a collaborative approach with organisations, associates, consultants and specialists in order to build a sustainable service.
Education Scotland's vision is that Scottish learners will progress in one of the most effective education systems in the world, renowned for the ability of national and local partners to work flexibly together to achieve high-quality and equitable outcomes for all.