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Help for learners worried about the impact of COVID-19 on future learning or career options

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The coronavirus pandemic is impacting us all. Learners at school, college, university, and in the workplace are rightfully concerned about how it will affect their future learning or career options.

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework supports all learners in Scotland no matter what the circumstances. Understanding and using the Framework will help you realise and consider alternate pathways.

See the level of your learning: use our interactive framework diagram to see the SCQF Level of your qualification and to plan your next steps.

Search our database: Our database includes over 11,600 learning programmes credit rated on the SCQF from Levels 1-12.

Get Recognition for Learning: Recognition of Prior Learning is an acknowledgement of learning you have done through past experiences whether that be work-based or from life skills. Our RPL tool will help you identify learning you have achieved and how this can be used to pursue goals and ambitions.

Get inspired: Watch videos of other learners' experiences.

Our team continues to work from home. Should you need to speak to anyone directly you will find email and telephone contacts here otherwise you can drop us an email at info@scqf.org.uk.

In addition, we would like to highlight a range of organisations who can support you through this exceptionally challenging time. (Just click on the logo to be directed to the website)

For the latest updates on the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s education system.


Support for individuals and employers, career advice and guidance, employment and redundancy advice, and business support.

Support for practitioners, local authorities, children and young people at this time.

Support for Learners and Parents. Exam and career advice in these exceptional times.


Information and advice for young people aged between 11-26 years.

Funding advice and the latest information and guidance on coronavirus.


Advice for students on finance and coronavirus.


Our friends at Awards Network have produced a list of organisations who have digital resources available to help youth workers, young people, parents and others navigate some of the challenges posed by COVID-19.


University applications and updates on the impact of coronavirus.

Support for the youth work sector.

For information directed at parents specifically.

Support for people who work or volunteer in Community Learning and Development

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression - online course from University of Reading

About the author

Katie McKenna

Digital Communications Officer, SCQF Partnership

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