The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is a new way of understanding qualifications in Scotland. Its main purpose is to make the relationships between qualifications clearer. This, in turn, will make progression and transfer between qualifications easier.
The Framework describes all Scottish qualifications in terms of their level and credit value.
The SCQF is managed and developed by a partnership of national bodies, which includes SQA.
In diagram form the SCQF looks like this:
|Levels in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework|
|SQA National Units,
Courses and Group Awards
|8||Higher National Diploma
Diploma in Higher Education
Certificate in Higher Education
|Higher National Certificate||7|
Credit Standard Grade
General Standard Grade<
Foundation Standard Grade
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