Reviewing the Community Development National Occupational Standards (CDNOS)

The Federation for Community Development Learning is once again working with partners across the UK to review the Community Development National Occupational Standards (CDNOS). In Scotland the partners are the CLD Standards Council, The Scottish Community Development Centre, The Scottish Community Development Network and The University of Glasgow - CRADALL

  • Date: Monday 6th October
  • Time: 1.30-4.30pm 
  • Place: The University of Glasgow, 11 Eldon Street, G3 6NH
  • This is a Free Event 

The CDNOS describe what a person needs to do, know and understand to carry out good quality community development practice, and assist in the development of the workforce by promoting good practice, bringing together the skills, knowledge and values that underpin the work. You can find further details at:  

At a time when there are increasing challenges in society and across the statutory and voluntary sectors it is all the more important for us who work in communities to have a robust set of standards and values that respond to those challenges and inform our thinking and practice. This is why we want as wide a cross section of practitioners to join in this review.

This event is a part of a wider review process which will also see an online consultation survey to ensure that all those looking to contribute are able to. Further information on this will be provided soon. 

The workshop will explore:

  • What are the key issues facing communities and community development practitioners?
  • Discuss the key purpose, values, roles described in the current CDNOS and suggest what needs to change, go or be added
  • How we can make the revised CDNOS both stronger and more accessible?
  • What role do the CDNOS have in a Scottish context?

Anybody who is involved in community learning and development practice, in any setting or role, is welcome to attend and share ideas - you do not need to be familiar with the current CDNOS.

Please complete the booking form here: