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Community Learning & Development (CLD)

Our CLD teams are active in communities across Fife, working alongside families, community groups, young people and individuals. We work with those who are looking to get more involved in opportunities to shape their local community, or get involved in a community or youth group to make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy what their local community has to offer.

Our offer to young people

Our teams offer youth work opportunities for young people aged 11 to 21 years. These range from traditional youth clubs and drop-in groups run in local community halls and centres, through to interest based groups aimed at supporting young people with their health and wellbeing or developing their confidence to take on leadership roles in their local community.

We also have a new and exciting digital youth work offer through our YOUth Space Fife team. Young people can get involved in local groups using video, photography, music and drama to develop short films, photo exhibitions or animated stories. The team also offer opportunities to develop online content through the Creators programme.

Our learning offer to adults

It's easy to start learning as an adult in Fife. Across Fife, we have a number of learning programmes delivered in local community centres and halls that are designed for all learning abilities and interests.

Maybe you're looking to brush up on your reading, writing and spelling skills to help your kids and grandkids with their school work, or to help you with your job search. We can help you with that.

If you are interested in developing your confidence and exploring other personal development opportunities that will help you cope with everyday situations, we offer a range of one off or short term courses that you can take part in.

Some come with a certificate of achievement at the end; others are delivered through SQA giving a recognised qualification for college or job searching.

If English is not your first language, or you have recently come to settle in Fife from a non-English speaking country, our ESOL teams are ready to help you meet new friends, learn about the local area and improve your English language at the same time.  

Supporting Families to Learn Together

We want to encourage families to learn together and to learn from each other. We want to support children and young people to be able to help their older relatives to use new technology safely and to have younger generations hear the stories and experience life as it was when parents and grandparents were at school or in work. We have developed partnerships with libraries, museums and other voluntary sector partners to offer Book Bug sessions and family learning groups.  

Job Search and Welfare Support

We know how difficult it is when faced with having to find a new job after a long time in the one job, or looking to find that first job after a break in your employment status. We also appreciate that it's difficult to manage household budgets and keep on top of bills, keep to appointments and use online services for the first time. We want to be able to support you to do all of that better so we have developed community job clubs where our staff can help you with CV prep, mock interviews, benefit checks, getting online and finding that next job.

If you are looking to get involved in any of these learning opportunities and programmes in your local community, or simply want to know more about what is on offer for you, more information can be found by following the links above.