This week, the SCQF partnership welcomed a delegation from the Ministry of Health in Singapore as part of a week-long study tour hosted by the University of Glasgow. The delegation, which included Deputy Permanent Secretary for Health Benjamin Koh and Chief Nursing Officer Pauline Koh, was keen to learn about developing a qualifications and skills framework for their nursing and care workforce.
During the visit, the delegation learned about the background and history of the SCQF, its place within the Scottish education system, and the values and mission of the SCQF Partnership. They received an overview of the SCQF and credit rating bodies, as well as its stakeholders and relationships across sectors, and how it compares to and works with UK and international frameworks, and the EU. The delegation was also very interested in how the SCQF partnership engages with employers, and they received information about the SCQF Inclusive Recruiter program.
The delegation was informed about credit rating and quality assurance for the SCQF, including the allocation of SCQF credits and levels, and why employers choose to have their programs credit rated. They were also given an overview of the framework impact assessment, RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), and the Scottish RPL landscape, as well as our capacity-building activities. The presentations were made by SCQFP Chief Executive Pauline Radcliffe and Development Officers Helen Murdoch-Wilson, Nicola Smith, and Fiona Garry.
The delegation's visit highlights the interest in the SCQF and the potential the implementation of a qualifications and skills framework can provide to the challenges faced by healthcare sectors globally.
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