The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is Scotland’s national qualifications framework. 


The SCQF supports the lifelong learning journey and can help:


  • people of all ages and circumstances to access appropriate education and training over their lifetime, so as to fulfil their personal, social and economic potential
  • employers, learners and the general public to understand: 


   > the full range of Scottish qualifications;

   > how qualifications relate to each other;

   > how different types of qualifications and learning can contribute to improving the development and utilisation of the skills of the workforce;

   > how Scottish qualifications relate to qualifications in other countries; and

   > how using SCQF Level Descriptors can assist with qualifications development and benchmarking skills and experience;


* providing a Framework which can support the aims of fair work and social justice by ensuring that it offers tools and resources which can recognise prior learning, support progression and improve social inclusion


About the SCQF Partnership

Find out more details about the SCQF Partnership our aims and values

SCQF Partnership

Meet the Team

Introducing our Executive Team and Partnership Board

Meet The Team