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Community Learning and Development Youth Services

Community Learning and Development Youth Services provides learning opportunities for young people so that they can develop their potential and reach a positive destination.


The purpose of youth work in West Lothian is to support young people aged 10 - 25 years to help develop their potential both as individuals and as members of the community by:

  • Building self-esteem and self-confidence to create confident individuals.
  • Developing the ability to manage personal and social relationships.
  • Creating learning, developing new skills and becoming successful learners.
  • Supporting young people in transition.
  • Building the capacity of young people to consider risk, make reasoned decisions and become effective contributors.
  • Developing a world view which widens horizons and supports responsible citizenship.

Defining Features

  • Young people choose to participate.
  • The work must build from where young people are.
  • Youth work recognises the young person and the youth worker as partners in a learning process.

CLD Youth Services provision in West Lothian covers five key themes:

  • Participation
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Safety
  • Employability
  • Accredited Learning


Included in our provision are the following Learning Opportunities: