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What is the College Ambassador Programme?

The SCQF College Ambassador programme offers colleges the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of the SCQF and the wider ways in which it supports learners such as recognising wider achievement, developing Senior Phase learning pathways in line with the Developing the Young Workforce strategy and giving equality between vocational and academic qualifications. 

It also ensures that the benefits of the Framework are being communicated to staff and learners right across the college landscape.


Why should my College get involved?

Benefits for the colleges include supporting the delivery of Outcome Agreements, particularly around:

  • Supporting learners to complete their study and achieve successful outcomes. Improving the range and spread of provision within and across each region, ensuring that provision (and infrastructure) is targeted towards the needs of the communities and employers in the region;

  • Identification of clear learning pathways using the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels wherever possible. Colleges should continue to credit rate provision not already credit rated onto the SCQF, allowing learners to gain credit for their learning wherever possible;

  • Ensuring that learners are aware of the SCQF level and credit allocated to their qualifications and that the SCQF is promoted within college publications;

  • Ensuring inclusive employability opportunities for learners with additional support needs;

  • Promoting the delivery and expansion of Foundation Apprenticeships and other appropriate qualifications in the delivery of senior phase vocational pathways;

  • Detailing the level and extent of employer engagement in course and curriculum design and delivery;

  • Fulfilment of the statement of ambition around essential skills which impacts on college leaver employability;

  • Supporting the implementation plans in the Scottish Government’s youth employment strategy - DYW by working in partnership with Regional Improvement Collaboratives, Local Authorities, schools and employers to increase the range of high-quality senior phase vocational pathways to employment.

as well as:

  • Increased capacity building for colleges in actively credit rating their own and third party programmes

  • Increased profile in supporting Government priorities

  • Increased profile regionally working with schools, communities and employers using the SCQF to support successful learner journeys

How can my college get involved?

You can contact our Lead for Recognition of Prior Learning, Fiona Garry on 0141 225 2932 or at f.garry@scqf.org.uk to register your interest.  You will then be contacted to explain the programme in more detail and to agree on a date to come and meet with you at the college.

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