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What is the SCQF School Ambassador Programme?

The SCQF School Ambassador programme offers schools 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.

School Ambassador Recognition Programme

We launched our SCQF Ambassador recognition programme in 2020 and have more than 50 schools already involved. The aim of the programme is to provide schools with criteria to work towards at each level - bronze, silver and gold. This gives a structure for schools to ensure the programme is fully embedded into their culture and plans for the future.

At the same time, the recognition programme gives us the opportunity to showcase and highlight the fantastic work in schools across the country, which we share at our events and through our dedicated platforms.

In partnership with current Ambassador schools, we created the following key themes that schools should evidence –

  • Whole school approach
  • Pupil awareness
  • Parental engagement and understanding
  • Curriculum offer, pathways and progressions
  • Development of external relationships and partnerships.

Within each theme we have outlined what a school will need to evidence to obtain bronze, silver or gold status. Take a look at this version of the recognition programme.

It’s simple and quick to upload evidence and much of what we’re looking for can be in video, photo, short reports or web links.

Why should our school get involved?

There are various benefits to being involved in the School Ambassador programme including:

    • Free training with school staff to raise awareness of the SCQF and the School Ambassador programme

    • Access to a set of practical resources to help deliver in house training for pupils, parents and staff. As with many great Ambassador programmes, Pupil Ambassadors are the key. We’ll give you the tools to deliver training sessions with them so they can help raise awareness and use their creativity to engage parents and their peers.

    • Essential resources to help everyone involved in the school community understand the SCQF and how it can be used to develop learner pathways.

    • Share ideas and best practice with over 200+ schools in Scotland covering subject pathways, understanding qualifications and recognising personal achievement.

    • Regular support and engagement and showcasing of what’s working well with your school.

    • Attend SCQF best practice events and projects.

    • Progress through our recognition programme, showcasing the great work you’re doing but also get the recognition you deserve!

    • Take part in SCQF competitions through our social media.

To register your interest, contact us below and a member of the team will get back to you to explain the programme, discuss training needs and confirm a session date.

In the meantime, have a look at what schools are already involved on our School Ambassador Wall and view our case studies and video blogs from schools to see some of the activities they are involved in.

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