Promoting the recognition of learning in national and European contexts was a project aimed at promoting the benefits of credit rating of informal, non-formal and non-accredited learning to learners, employers, training providers and national policy-makers. A further aim was to extend the volume and range of credit rated informal and non-formal learning provision in the SCQF. This was achieved by undertaking capacity-building and promotional activities, at a national level, that supported the widespread use of the Framework. These activities responded to the economic, vocational, academic and social imperatives for learning in all contexts – formal, non-formal, informal, work-based – to be valued and recognised. Since the SCQF is already referenced to the European Qualifications Framework, these activities also assist in the recognition of learning and the promotion of pan-European mobility.
A international dissemination event was held on 8 February 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Glasgow and attended by 105 delegates from a wide range of organisations and projects. The event was opened by the Minister for Youth Employment, Angela Constance, and guest speakers included representatives from The Netherlands Qualifications Framework, the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework Secretariat and Youth Scotland among others.