Understanding the SCQF in your Scottish Qualifications Certificate
SQA Results are due on Tuesday 9 August. You may have signed up to receive your results by text and/or email but you will also receive a certificate by post. SCQF credit points and levels are included in all Scottish Qualifications Certificates so understanding what this means will help you make better decisions about your future learning or career options.
Our journey to becoming an SCQF Bronze Ambassador School
Crieff High School is a 6 year non-denominational school within Perth & Kinross with a current roll of 601 pupils. Our journey in the SCQF School Ambassadors Programme started in May 2021 when Donnie Wood met virtually with the Senior Leadership Team to receive training on the SCQF and the Ambassador programme. Our SLT identified very quickly that the work and progress to pupil pathways already undertaken clearly fitted in with the Ambassador Programme and we joined as the 132nd school in the SCQF School Ambassador Programme.
Is that on the SCQF...? eSports: For the Players
Esports: For The Players was developed in collaboration with The Brave Jnr, a youth organisation on a mission to empower young people to build brighter futures through esports. It was credit rated by Edinburgh College at SCQF level 6 with 24 credit points – the same level & number of credit points as a Higher.
Is that on the SCQF...? First Aid Awards for Mental Health
Read on for the latest in the Is that on the SCQF...? series of blogs. The First Aid for Mental Health qualifications were developed by First Aid Awards. Demand for mental health training has grown so FAA developed their First Aid for Mental Health qualifications. They provide learners with the knowledge and skills to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions, to start a supportive conversation and to be able to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.
Is that on the SCQF…? Childline Induction Training
Childline is a free, confidential support service for children and young people - here whenever they need support or advice. The Childline Induction Training programme was credit rated by SQA Credit Rating Service at SCQF level 6 with 20 credit points.
Is that on the SCQF...? Actif4 Leadership Diploma
Actif4 has gained approval for its Leadership Diploma and been granted Approved Centre status by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The Actif4 Leadership Diploma was developed by Actif4 Limited and is certificated and quality assured by SQA as a Customised Award. This award has been credit rated by SQA at Level 10 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) with 48 credit points, which is at the same SCQF level as an Honours degree.
The Value of Recognising Skills
The way we describe what a qualifications framework strives to achieve tends to be based on concepts such as “recognising different types of learning”, “parity of esteem” and “learner-centred”. This focuses us quite rightly on what is important in developing recognition of learning and in raising awareness of the framework as a tool for lifelong learning.
Read more of the blog from Stephen Crowe, Assistant Director, Communications the Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
Apprenticeships work at every level
Read the blog from Diane Greenlees, Director of Critical Skills and Occupations at Skills Development Scotland, on Scottish Apprenticeships, developed in partnership with employers to respond to industry needs.
Through work-based learning, individuals are accessing opportunities that enable them to gain skills they need now and for the future alongside industry recognised qualifications.
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