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What is the SCQF?

The SCQF aims to help learners and providers of learning understand how different learning programmes relate to each other.

In the SCQF there are 12 levels ranging from level 1 (National 1) to level 12, which is associated with postgraduate doctoral studies. This means that at a glance people can easily see the relationship between National Qualifications Courses.

View the Framework on the SCQF website and on the Scottish Qualification Authority's 'Ready Reckoner'.

How can the SCQF be used?

The framework is designed for employers, learners, and the public in general to understand the full range of Scottish qualifications and how they relate to each other. 

It is intended to be used by people of all ages and circumstances so that they can access appropriate education and training over their lifetime to fulfil their personal, social and economic potential.

It also highlights the different types of qualifications which can contribute to improving the skills of the workforce.

Further information

Find out more on the SCQF website which includes news and case studies.

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