Case Studies

The case studies below provide some examples of how and why organisations have used SQA Credit Rating Services.


Scottish Childminding Association

The credit rating process allowed the Association to match competencies required for quality childminding with the wider early years qualification framework. Being Credit Rated increased the profile of childminding. Many local authority Childcare Partnerships look more favourably on this award, now that they can see the relatedness to nationally-recognised qualifications. View the full Case Study (188 KB)


Deafblind Studies

Credit Rating and Levelling allows the Board of Partners to submit applications to have the qualifications recognised as suitable for certain job roles within the phased registration process, thus ensuring that people who are deafblind are more likely to receive services from people who have the knowledge and skills needed to make such provision. View the full Case Study (77 KB)


Scottish Fire Services College

The SFSC believe that having a programme included within the SCQF will be a very useful driver for setting the standards and processes for the maintenance of the development programme which otherwise might not exist. View the full Case Study (132 KB)


Midlothian Council Community Learning Development

Employers and other learning providers know that the course meets particular standards and they can see at a glance the SCQF level and amount of learning involved.View the full Case Study (94 KB)


The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Ian Andrew, CMI's Manager in Scotland says ‘Our members come from different levels of management from the private, public and third sectors. As a major awarding body in the area of management and leadership it is important that Institute's professional qualifications are fit for purpose across this wide range of management experience and have an easily transferable value. View The Chartered Management Institute Case Study