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An introduction to Would You Credit It? workshop

Suitable for representatives from organisations who wish to submit a learning programme to a credit rating body for credit rating.

This workshop lasts for a full day and will introduce participants in some detail to the SCQF and the criteria which will determine whether a learning programme is suitable for Credit Rating. It is designed to support individuals and organisations who are developing, or who already have, a learning programme which they are considering having Credit Rated for the SCQF.

An Introduction to Recognition of Prior Learning workshop

This half day interactive workshop is an ideal overview for those with no prior knowledge of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The aim of the workshop is to increase your knowledge and awareness of RPL including credit transfer and to consider RPL processes and procedures and how they might work in practice. It will improve your understanding of the processes used by institutions to recognise prior learning and will discuss the role of the RPL facilitator and provide some examples of good practice in supporting learners through the process.

Broad outline of the workshop
• Brief overview of the SCQF and RPL
• Types of RPL, basics, key features & resources
• Policies and Procedures, Quality Assurance
• Supporting and Facilitating RPL, finding evidence
• RPL Profiling

An Introduction to Recognition of Prior Learning for Employers workshop

For employers who are looking to recognise the learning that employees have gained through life, work and educational experiences.

Having the ability to acknowledge employees prior learning can then help identify how to recruit more effectively, retain and promote staff by creating learning and development strategies through the use of in house or external training.

This half day workshop will cover the basic facts about the SCQF including the breadth of Employers who are looking to recognise the learning that employees have gained through programmes that are recognised on the framework. We will focus on how your organisation can design an RPL policy to meet the needs of your business with a mind to recruiting and retaining suitable staff who will feel valued and rewarded for the contribution they make in your organisation.

Key themes addressed over the morning:
• The SCQF basics
• Types of RPL
• Core principles of RPL
• Assessment of RPL
• Developing an RPL policy in your organisation
• Uses of RPL as an employer
• Alternative SCQF qualifications

An introduction to My Skills, My Future workshop

Suitable for staff working within Careers, Information Advice and Guidance as well as Community Learning and Development.

My Skills, My Future is a suite of resources aimed at supporting individuals in identifying the skills they have gained from other experiences out with formal qualifications. Attending this workshop will provide you with the resource pack and skills to facilitate the recognition process outlined in My Skills My Future with learners.

Credit Rating in Practice for Credit Rating Bodies workshop

For representatives from Credit Rating Bodies who wish to understand the SCQF credit rating process.

This workshop lasts for half a day and will provide participants with information about the process of allocating SCQF levels and credit points. It is designed to support individuals who are or may be involved in credit rating panels and submitting programmes for credit rating in their organisations.

The workshop will provide key information on how SCQF credit rating processes are carried out and will include practical exercises allowing participants to understand the allocation of SCQF Credit Points and how to use the SCQF Level Descriptors to allocate levels.

Quality Assurance for Credit Rating

For representatives from Credit Rating Bodies involved in the quality assurance of their credit rating processes.

This workshop lasts for a half a day and will provide delegates with information about the SCQF principles relating to quality assurance of the credit rating process, the ongoing monitoring of credit rated programmes and an understanding of the additional considerations and requirements when credit rating and monitoring programmes belonging to another organisation. It is designed to support individuals who are or may be involved in designing, developing and monitoring credit rating processes within their organisation.

SCQF for Careers Information and Guidance Staff Online Workshop

This workshop will be of interest to people working in Careers Advice and Guidance in the following careers/ sectors:

• Further & Higher Education
• Credit Rating Bodies
• Community Learning & Development
• Union Learning
• Skills Development

This workshop lasts for half a day and will introduce participants to the SCQF and look at how CIAG staff can encourage learners to recognise their achievements and plan their next steps in learning or employment. After completing the workshop delegates will be familiar with the SCQF. The workshop will provide a number of resources that can be used to help support learners into further training or employment. No detailed knowledge of the SCQF is required to take part in this workshop.

Preparing a Submission for Credit Rating Workshop

This workshop is for staff in Credit Rating Bodies (CRBs) who wish to gain more knowledge of the process of preparing a learning programme for credit rating.

It introduces the SCQF and the criteria which will determine whether a learning programme is in a suitable format for Credit Rating. It is also designed to support CRB staff who are developing, or who would like more knowledge of how to develop, a learning programme which they are considering having Credit Rated for the SCQF.

The virtual workshop takes place on Zoom and is split into two 2 hour long sessions (morning and afternoon) on the same day. Both sessions will be interactive with lots of work in small groups with one small pre-workshop tasks built into the workshop.

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