SCQF Background

SCQF logoSince 2001, mainstream Scottish qualifications have been brought into a unifying framework known as the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  In November 2006 the SCQF Partnership was established as a company limited by guarantee to manage the Framework. The company became a charity registered in Scotland in March 2007. Its members are:

It can also co-opt up to two Directors. Currently there is one co-opted Director representing the interests of employers. In addition, Scottish Government has observer status on the Board.

Aims and objectives

SCQF promotes lifelong learning, supporting everyone in Scotland including learning providers and employers to:

The SCQF Partnership's aims are to:

The Framework provides the language for describing learning opportunities and therefore makes relationships between qualifications clearer. It clarifies entry and exit points, routes for progression within and across education and training sectors, also increasing the opportunities for credit transfer. This helps learners plan their progress and minimise duplication of learning.

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