Employer Testimonials2The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework: ‘Good for Business’

Don’t just take our word for it. Below are testimonials from major employers and key figures in Scottish business:

Bruce Milne, Head of Learning Support at Tulliallan Police College, has stated that the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework is “a social inspiration and provides ideas and opportunities for where we want to go. It also supports business goals.”

Sir Andrew Cubie CBE, former Chair of the SCQF Partnership and Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has commented that employers need to have both confident employees and also confidence in the qualifications structure. He adds: “The SCQF provides a framework for the education system for Scotland and the strength of its success is that it is a voluntary framework underpinned by quality.”

Colin Morrison, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Education at The Chartered Bankers Institute gives his full support to SCQF. He believes that it helped aid Industry Regulators in the approval of appropriate awards within his sector and has also helped employees’ career development in terms of education and training. CIOBS is the first professional body to have its qualifications recognised on the framework. He sums it up by saying, “Quite frankly it is good for business.”

Alastair Smeaton, Head of Learning and Development, Aberlour Child Care Trust said: “We have found the SCQF Framework invaluable in implementing our job evaluation exercise. Our job descriptions and recruitment ads now refer to qualifications at particular SCQF levels, allowing us scope to recognise a variety of relevant qualifications and skills, which would otherwise have been difficult to detail in a meaningful, easy to understand way. It has also helped us understand how different qualifications, for example, HNC, SVQ, relate to each other, and to include all professional qualifications within our own framework.”

Andy Willox, Scottish Policy Convener, Federation of Small Businesses comments: “The Federation of Small Businesses has long been a strong supporter of the SCQF and is keen to highlight the Framework as a vital tool for supporting Scotland’s SMEs – helping employers to recognise the skills of their employees and promote the development of skills in their business.”