A world of opportunities for young people
Back when the SCQF was established 21 years ago, many of us may remember Highers as being the qualification from that time, but so much has changed. A really interesting statistic is that 93% of programmes available at SCQF level 6 aren’t Highers. This shows that there is a wide range of qualifications that schools can look into and a world of opportunities for our young people. In fact, while there are 55 National 5s there are over 750 qualifications at SCQF level 5 and 800 at level 6!
Read the blog from Gayle Gorman, HM Chief Inspector of Education and Chief Executive of Education Scotland
The Scottish Training Federation (STF): 21 years of using the SCQF
STF’s members have used the SCQF since its inception 21 years ago in order to be able to understand the level of programmes that they are delivering such as SVQs and in recent years, Apprenticeships which are now also credit rated on the Framework. The fact that these programmes are formally recognised is extremely important and gives confidence to both learners and employers as well as allowing learners to develop their own learning and career pathways.
Read the blog by Stuart McKenna, Chief Executive of the Scottish Training Federation (STF)
The Open University in Scotland's Young Applications in School Scheme (YASS)
The Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) is the Open University in Scotland’s national bridging programme for S6 pupils, supporting them in making the transition from school to university. It offers S6 pupils the opportunity to study an SCQF level 7 (university first year) module in school alongside other S6 studies.
Meet Katie McKenna, Digital Communications Officer
What is your role within the SCQFP? As the Digital Communications Officer, I am responsible for content management and the development of the website and digital channels. My role involves working alongside my colleague Samantha to support the Communications and Marketing Strategy ensuring the SCQF is fully represented across social media. What do you enjoy most about your role ...
Kilmarnock Academy Secures Silver
Pupils and staff at Kilmarnock Academy are celebrating after gaining Silver SCQF School Ambassador status.
The East Ayrshire secondary school has become only the third school in Scotland, and the first in the local authority area, to reach silver level since the recognition programme was introduced.
New SCQF Tool Aims to Help Job Seekers and Employers
The qualifications landscape and job market are constantly changing, particularly in the last 2 years with some sectors struggling whilst others flourish. In this fast changing environment, it is now more important than ever for individuals and employers to not only understand the range of different qualifications that exist in Scotland and beyond, but also to recognise what that equivalent skills and experience might look like.
Collaborating to accomplish recognition of skills for learning, life, and work
How do we ensure the quality of qualifications and the integrity of the system? How do we ensure an inclusive framework which is equitable and fair for all and recognises that there is no ‘one size fits all’ learner journey? How do we reform the education system to close the huge variability in outcomes for those affected by poverty?
A blog from Tim Frew, Chief Executive of Youthlink Scotland.
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