20 years of the SCQF
To celebrate 20 years of the SCQF our current Chair of the Board, Rob Wallen, reflects on how the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework has been an essential tool in allowing educational change to take place in Scotland, facilitating lifelong learning and providing equality between academic and vocational qualifications.
Is that on the SCQF...? Young STEM Leader Programmes
The Young STEM Leader Programme is an exciting opportunity for young people in Scotland to discover, create, inspire and lead in STEM. Derived from the Scottish Government’s Education and Training Strategy for STEM (2017), the programme is led by SSERC in partnership with a wide range of STEM focused organisations in Scotland.
Is that on the SCQF...? Fire Safety Programmes
With FireQual’s first qualifications now available within Scotland, a suite of qualifications is being built that supports individuals to develop the behaviours, knowledge, and skills to work within all areas and levels within the fire safety and related sectors.
FireQual’s use of the SCQF aims to provide guidance so that individuals and employers can select the most appropriate qualification to meet their needs. Firequal currently has nine programmes credit rated on to the SCQF at levels 6, 7 and 8.
The Benefits of Credit Rating for Third Parties
Read the blog from Fiona Garry, Development Officer from the SCQFP and Linda Aitken, Quality Enhancement Co-ordinator, UWS.
Having a learning programme credit rated may not only be a unique selling point for an organisation, but can also be a lifeline for the business. It shows that the organisation is serious about its product and committed to its customers, and UWS is proud to be able to support the business community in this way.
Credit Where Credit’s Due
CDN recently launched two new ‘Teaching in Colleges Today’ (TiCT) SCQF credit rated programmes, one at SCQF level 7 and the other at SCQF level 8, which have been developed to better meet the initial professional development needs of new college lecturers coming into the sector.
Is that on the SCQF...? SCVO Digital Inclusion Programmes
SCVO has been working on the digital inclusion agenda for around 8 years now, with a focus on supporting the voluntary sector to embed digital inclusion in core service delivery. SCVO and Glasgow Kelvin College are now offering a range of free qualifications which will help to address some of the challenges of digital inclusion in Scotland’s communities.
Is that on the SCQF...? First Steps to Youth Work
Community Learning and Development in North Lanarkshire developed First Steps to Youth Work training a number of years ago. Staff saw the benefit to participants of attaching a credit rating to the training and began the third party credit rating process with Edinburgh Napier University. More recently the course has been updated and Glasgow Kelvin College provided the credit rating. The course sits on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework at Level 4, with 2 credits.
Is that on the SCQF...? DigiKnow? Champion Award
YoungScot recently launched DigiKnow? Champions Award, in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College to help young people build the skills and knowledge needed to be protected from online threats. It has been credit rated at SCQF Level 4 with 4 credit points.
Meet Nicola Smith, Development Officer
Nicola is the latest member to join our team, working as a Development Officer, Nicola will be looking after employer engagement - identifying, developing and maintaining new opportunities and partnerships, and supporting the SCQFP Forum to use and engage with the SCQF.
Find out more about Nicola...
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