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  • Community Learning & Development Plan 2021-24: Recovery, Renewal and Re-align

    Created: 30/09/2021

    The Fife Partnership is Fife’s community planning partnership, and the Community Learning and Development (CLD) 2021 - 24 plan outlines how community learning and development activity will contribute to the Plan for Fife outcomes over the next three years.

    The plan identifies the needs and gaps in the current delivery of how poverty and inequality are addressed in Fife. It sets out how Fife Partnership will work to tackle these gaps and will report on progress through measurable impacts at a local and regional level.

    The key aims of the plan and the first-year milestones include:

    Description Year 1 Milestones
    Work directly with area partnerships and staff teams to create local CLD delivery plans that support the local community planning approach and provide specific, measurable actions demonstrating the contribution the CLD sector is making to the Plan for Fife outcomes. 7 area CLD actions plans published by 31 August 2022 detailing specific, measurable actions for years 2 and 3 of the plan.
    Develop volunteering roles that offer meaningful, appropriate and learning-based opportunities to support individuals to make a real and sustained difference to their personal situations and to the wider community. Short-life working group to be established to explore the volunteering strategy for Fife and the role of CLD providers in achieving this.
    Improve community voice structures at local and regional level ensuring direct connectivity to decision-makers. Strengthen work with the National Standards for Community Engagement network and work with community groups and organisations to build opportunities for community influence
    Implement a workforce development plan to support practitioners and volunteers respond to the expressed needs of local communities.

    Joint workforce development plan agreed through the Tayside & Fife professional CLD Alliance.

    Financial support secured through CLD Standards Council for delivery of workforce action plan.

    Work with education, colleges and youth work providers to develop a mechanism to track and report on young people’s achievements. Short-life working group in place to explore the challenges and make recommendations in June 2022 on how best to capture and report
    Undertake research with young people aged 11 – 21 years to understand the effects of COVID on their learning, emotional and social development and how best the CLD sector can respond.

    Research framework and methodology agreed.

    Stakeholders panel established led by young people.

    Initial 6-month report provide in June 2022.

    Final recommendations presented to decision-makers from March 2023.

    Establish learner pathways with recognised points of entry into community learning programmes and onwards to college, training or employment.

    College and CLD partnership group established to explore strengthened links and roles around progression routes from community-based programmes into college and training providers


    Renewed agreement on delivery of ESOL programmes using College credits to address gaps in community-based ESOL provision to be agreed and ready for implementation for the 2022 academic year.




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