The current list of CRBs is as follows:

  • Universities and other higher education institutions in Scotland
  • Scotland’s colleges
  • The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland
  • City & Guilds
  • Scottish Police College
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Prison Service College

This list is updated as new CRBs are approved.

Ongoing Support:

The SCQF Partnership provides ongoing support to CRBs and has developed a number of resources and offers a range of workshops to complement the information contained in the SCQF Handbook.

To arrange a bespoke support session for staff please contact Helen Murdoch on 0141 225 2924


Ongoing Quality Assurance - SCQFP Approved CRBs

As an SCQFP approved CRB the cycle of annual monitoring falls into two categories:

Annual Monitoring

Periodic Review

To request templates for either of the above please contact Helen Murdoch


Ongoing Quality Assurance -Universities and Colleges

For universities and other higher education institutions which have credit rated provision, this is the responsibility of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and will form part of their overall monitoring processes of quality assurance generally.

For colleges with credit rated provision, a pilot is currently running in 2018/19 where the quality assurance of credit rating activities will be carried out by SCQFP. The pilot will conclude in October 2019 after which a model for future quality assurance monitoring for the college sector will be agreed.

Education Scotland continue to evaluate colleges in relation to the quality of provision and services through 'How Good Is Our College?'


Third Party Credit Rating

Interested in gaining the authority to credit rate programmes belonging to other organisations who wish to have them placed on the SCQF?  

The benefits of this can be seen in the following case study:

City of Glasgow and REHIS

Please contact Helen Murdoch on 0141 225 2924 to find out more.

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