National 5 Courses replace National Courses at Standard Grade Credit and at Intermediate 2 level and are based on the aims, purposes and values of Curriculum for Excellence.National 5 Courses are designed to develop skills and knowledge in a specific subject area as well as skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. Achieving a National 5 Course shows that a learner has demonstrated the specified knowledge and skills in a particular subject at the defined national standard. A National 5 Course is allocated 24 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 5. Normally, each Unit is allocated 6 SCQF credit points.
SQA Awards are small and flexible qualifications providing certification of learning and skills in a wide range of contexts. Awards are available for broad or specialist purposes. Awards are made up of one or more Units, each having an SCQF level and credit value. They are internally assessed on a pass or fail basis. For more information visit http://www.sqa.org.uk
Skills for Work National Courses at National 5 are designed to develop skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area, as well as an understanding of: the workplace, skills and attitudes for employability, Core Skills, and other transferable skills. Achieving a Skills for Work National Course at National 5 shows that a learner has demonstrated the specified knowledge and skills in a particular area at the defined national standard. For more information visit http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/5951.html