Frequently Asked Question 13
Do credits entitle me to study for another qualification or job?
Individual universities and colleges set entry requirements for their courses, so it is up to them to determine how relevant your learning is compared to their requirements. However, the SCQF level and credit points of your qualifications help them to make this decision.
Employers are normally more likely to be interested in the SCQF level of your qualifications than the number of points achieved. However, credit points indicate the amount of learning you have achieved at an SCQF level, and will tell the employer how big the qualification is.
- helps qualification-providers describe programmes of learning that lead to qualifications, and makes the relationship between qualifications clearer
- clarifies entry and exit points, and supports the development of routes to progress from qualification to qualification
- maximises opportunities to transfer credit between qualifications
- helps learners plan their learning and progress