The SCQF Partnership (SCQFP) supports Education Providers and Advisers by offering free online and hard-copy resources, training and workshops.


The SCQF can aid those working in schools to meet the aims of Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Closing the Gap and Widening Access, Curriculum for Excellence and Delivering Excellence and Equity. The flagship offer to help schools achieve this is the SCQF School Ambassador programme. The programme provides schools with the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of the SCQF and the wider ways in which it supports learners in recognising wider achievement, developing Senior Phase learning pathways in line with the DYW strategy and giving equality between vocational and academic qualifications.   

We offer free training for teachers which provides them with a thorough understanding of the benefits of the SCQF for staff, learners and parents/carers. Ambassadors are also given the opportunity to showcase their school’s best practice in SCQF videos, at SCQF events and by providing blogs which are featured on the SCQF website and shared across our wide and varied social networks.    

BREAKING NEWS! We are making changes to our School Ambassador programme in 2020! Details will be sent out to existing Ambassador schools in January, so keep an eye out for updates.

Colleges and Higher Education Institutions

The SCQFP supports the work of Scotland’s Colleges and Higher Education Institutions by providing a host of resources to help learners navigate their learning journey and to assist staff in understanding the SCQF, its aims and benefits, and how it links to other countries’ frameworks.

All of Scotland’s Colleges and Higher Education Institutions are existing Credit Rating Bodies (CRBs) and therefore able to add learning to the Framework. We can provide CRBs with technical publications such as the SCQF Handbook and Level Descriptors to assist with the credit rating process and deliver free workshops for staff on credit rating for the SCQF and the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as well as a range of bespoke workshops and support.

The SCQF College Ambassador programme offers colleges the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of the SCQF to ensure that these are being communicated to staff and learners right across the college landscape. Benefits for the colleges include supporting the delivery of Outcome Agreements as well as increased capacity building for colleges in actively credit rating their own and third party programmes.

Community Learning and Development (CLD)

The SCQF is an important tool for those working in CLD as it provides a common language for talking about learning and training and enables progression from community based learning into more formal provision.

CLD has a central part in ensuring that individuals, families and communities across Scotland reach their potential through lifelong learning, mutual self-help and community organisation – and that the available support and opportunities are community-led, built around people’s aspirations.

We have a number of tools and resources that can help CLD practitioners, such as the My Skills, My Future pack which can be used with adult returners to help identify transferable skills benchmarked to the SCQF. On our website, we have an online RPL tool which practitioners can use to support learners with recognition of non formal and informal learning.

More information on how the SCQF supports all types of Educators and Advisers