The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is Scotlands national qualifications framework and provides a way of recognising, describing and comparing the difficulty and 'size' of a whole range of qualifications and learning programmes.
In addition to mainstream qualifications which many employers will recognise - Standard Grades, Nationals, Highers, SVQs and Degrees - the SCQF also acknowledges learning programmes developed and delivered by companies or other organisations for their staff.
SCQF 'Levels' help you to understand the difficulty of the qualification, while 'Credit Points' indicate the amount of learning involved (i.e. how long it would take on average for an employee to complete). This information can help employers and employees contextualise their learning in relation to job roles in the workplace.
All SCQF credit rated programmes can be found on our database.
Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries
We work closely with the Qualifications Frameworks across the UK, and the Republic of Ireland to annually update the popular leaflet, Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries, showing the relationship of each Framework to the EQF. This is a handy resource for employers recruiting from across the UK and Ireland.