My Learning Journey - Christie's Story
Christie was brought up in care from the age of 5, he spent 12 years in prison where he went on to become a heroin addict. With support from WEA (Workers' Educational Association), Christie has positively turned his life around. Working his way up the framework to SCQF Level 7, he now works as a Peer Mentor for the charity Cyrenians.
My Learner Journey - Rowan's Story
Hermitage Academy is a school, based where the Firth of Clyde meets the Gareloch. Due to the proximity to the Naval Base at Faslane it made sense for the school to offer Maritime Skills as an option for young people. Rowan is currently undertaking the course at Argyll College UHI, MaritimeSkills sits at SCQF Level 5.
My Learning Journey - Brian's Story
Brian left school with 5 Highers (at SCQF Level 6) and went straight to University leaving his Electronic Engineering course after a year. He moved on to build a career in the financial industry but found not having a degree a serious hurdle even with his professional experience. He used RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) to gain entry into second year of University.
Glasgow Clyde College - Ambassador Update
Glasgow Clyde College gained SCQF College Ambassador Status in November 2019, and since then has continued to ensure that the benefits of the SCQF are used to support the delivery of college and regional outcomes, particularly around widening access, collaboration and partnership working.
Fife College - College Ambassador Update (1 year on)
A year has now passed since Fife College gained SCQF College Ambassador Status in March 2020, and since then the country has been in various states of lockdown due to Covid-19. However, this has not prevented the College from progressing its plans and utilising the benefits of the SCQF, our SCQF College Ambassador status and our remit as a Credit Rating Body. Fife College is focused on transforming lives and working with both internal and external partners to utilise the opportunities the SCQF brings to maximise the benefits to our learners, not only in Fife but across the whole of Scotland.
School Ambassador Case Study - Clydebank High School
In 2015/16 the SCQF Partnership launched its School Ambassador Programme with the aim of identifying and confirming SCQF Ambassadors in schools to raise awareness and understanding of the SCQF as well as promoting its use among learners, school staff and parents.
Moving your programme online: DirectDevitt Confidence Award at SCQF level 4
Anna Devitt founded DirectDevitt Comedy & Confidence using her own personal experience and research to create a learning environment where all learners can achieve. Read about her experience of taking her SCQF Level 4 learning programme The Confidence Award online.
Glasgow University Top Up Programme
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is one of the top 100 of the world's universities and has been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
Real Life Case Study - UWS BA Business (Hons) RPL Procedures
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is widely known as a widening participation University and has well established practices surrounding RPL*. Here is the established route that they use for admitting students with relevant work experience with advanced standing using SCQF RPL principles and adhering to UWS quality procedures. We hope that this example provides some practical advice and guidance that you may find useful.
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