Monitor and evaluate the impact of trends and developments in Family Learning

Business Sectors (Suites): Family learning
Developed by: CLD Standards Council Scotland
Approved on: 30 Mar 2023


This standard is about making sure that your organisation has access to up to date and reliable information about current and emerging issues in Family Learning. It is important to keep your own knowledge up to date on an on-going basis in order to inform organisational decision making when planning future developments and strategies.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. use verifiable data from your own and other organisations to identify current take up and demand for Family Learning provision

  2. use verifiable data from your own and other organisations to predict possible future demand for Family Learning provision

  3. use feedback from your own and other organisations to establish the views of participants about Family Learning provision

  4. use participant feedback to support decision making and future planning

  5. identify and assess the current and predicted key drivers for change in Family Learning

  6. identify and assess any opportunities, threats to, and weaknesses in, your organisation's Family Learning provision

  7. evaluate the effects of local, regional and national developments on Family Learning provision

  8. prepare and present information in a way that can be shared with others

  9. make sure there is a shared understanding of the basis for future plans and developments across your organisation

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. how to check the reliability and validity of data from your own and other organisations
  2. where to obtain information about the Family Learning sector and the advantages and disadvantages of different sources 
  3. how to assess sources of information for suitability
  4. the legislative and ethical restrictions relating to collecting, storing and sharing information
  5. how technology can be used to collect and analyse information
  6. methods of gaining participant feedback, and the costs and benefits associated with doing this
  7. how to analyse, measure and assess data and turn it into information that is suitable for evaluation and planning purposes
  8. how to analyse and reflect on the opportunities available to the organisation


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge






Family includes any person who has parental responsibility for a child and any other person with whom the child has been living. Each family is unique and can include parents, carers, guardians, grandparents, other relatives, chosen family and of course, children and young people.  


This refers to both hardware and online tools/apps which can be used in the communication (including social media) and practice.

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Indicative Review Date

30 Mar 2028





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Relevant Occupations

Direct Learning Support, Education and Training

SOC Code


Family; Learning; Accessible; Environment; Adults; Children