This download page will expand as the SCQF is implemented and developed. Please check this page regularly for the latest SQA publications. You may also need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents - a link for this free application is provided at the bottom of this page.
Some of these documents are also available to download from SCQF's website (www.scqf.org.uk ).
SCQF Employers Leaflet (286 KB)
Understanding Qualifications: A Guide to the SCQF for Employers, published in November 2006.
Achievement Counts - A Short Guide to the SCQF
You will start to become aware of the SCQF as it now features on your SQA Scottish Qualifications Certificate issued every August. This leaflet tells you why this is happening and how you will benefit.
Introduction to the SCQF - 2nd Edition (133 KB)
This guide provides an overview of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and its main features. It also describes how the framework will help to address issues regarding lifelong learning and increasing participation in education.
Refining the position of SVQs in the SCQF 2006
This report gives a summary of the main conclusions and recommendations from phase 1 of the project - refining the position of SVQs in the SCQF.
SCQF Level Descriptors (170 KB)
Levels two to 12 of the Framework are explained in more detail in these general level descriptors. These descriptors will be revised in due course.
SCQF Postcard (154 KB)
SQA has revised the postcard size ready reckoner to show SQA’s new and revised port folio of qualifications. The reckoner shows SQA qualifications against the levels of the SCQF and the credit points allocated to them. Hard Copies of the Postcard will be available from April 2007.
SCQF Summary Leaflet (2 MB)
An introduction to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
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