Alternative Context units

We have created 'Alternative Context' versions of almost all National 1 and 2 Units and all Units that form part of Awards at SCQF levels 1 and 2. The full list of Alternative Context Units is given below.

The Alternative Context Units allow centres to deliver Units for a second time, using a different theme or a different setting from the delivery of the original Unit. The Outcomes and the statement of standards in each of the Alternative Context Units are exactly the same as they are in the original Unit, the only difference is the use of the term 'Alternative Context' at the end of the Unit title and a different Unit code.

Candidates who achieve the original Unit and at a later date, achieve the Alternative Context Unit will be certificated for both Units. Centres should note the following points with regard to the Alternative Context Units:

  • A learner must have successfully completed the original Unit before they are entered for the Alternative Context version.
  • There should be at least one year between the delivery of the original Unit and the delivery of the Alternative Context version.
  • The Unit Assessment Support Packs (UASPs) for the original Units should also be used for the Alternative Context versions and centres should adjust their assessment to reflect the alternative context.
  • The Alternative Context Unit codes will not be allowed to contribute towards the completion of a Course or an Award.