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QUESTIONS How can programmes like CALL WEST widen access? Do you find the Scottish Education System confusing? How does Scotland recognise Lifelong Learning?

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1 QUESTIONS How can programmes like CALL WEST widen access? Do you find the Scottish Education System confusing? How does Scotland recognise Lifelong Learning? What about qualifications from other parts of the UK and Europe?

2 Aims of today First part – the techie bit! To explain the Scottish Education System and the Scottish Credit And Qualifications Framework; Second part – the talking bit! To discuss how the SCQF and other national frameworks; can help widen access; and can be used by learners, learning providers, and employers

3 Scottish Education System Standard Grades Highers Advanced Highers Scottish Vocational Qualifications National Certificates Higher National Certificates HN Diplomas Degrees Honours Degrees Post Graduate Doctoral

4 The SCQF - Central to the Education System

5 Scotland’s Lifelong Learning Framework What it is Descriptive framework. Brings together the main Scottish academic and vocational qualification systems into a single, unified framework. Provides a national vocabulary for describing all kind of learning; formal, non-formal and informal. What it is NOT One regulated Framework; Owned by Government or any single sector or stakeholder; Means to `force’ convergence between sectors; Intended to prescribe internal organisation/shape of learning programmes

6 Aims of the SCQF Assists people of all ages and circumstances to access appropriate education and training over their lifetime to fulfil their personal, social and economic potential; Enables employers, learners and the public in general to understand the full range of Scottish qualifications, how they relate to each other and how different types of qualifications can contribute to improving the skills of the workforce.

7 SCQF

8 Characteristics of SCQF Levels

9 How does learning get on the SCQF? Process of Credit Rating: –SCQF Handbook Credit Rating Guidelines Level Descriptors – one set Credit Transfer Guidelines Recognition of Prior Learning Guidelines Credit Rating Bodies Universities SQA Colleges City&Guilds ILM SPC CIOBS

10 What do they credit rate? Their own provision offered in schools, colleges and universities “Third party” provision owned, developed and awarded by others e.g employers; professional bodies; voluntary and community organisations.

11 Examples:Types of Provision Over 400 programmes including: –Youth Scotland Awards –ASDAN Certificate of personal effectiveness –ECDL –Microsoft –Chartered Institute of Marketing SCQF Database on

12 Informal School of Life

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14 Qualifications Across the UK '

15 Qualifications Across Europe EQF Translation Device SCQF SCQF Level 3 SCQF Level 4 SCQF Level 5 SCQF Level 6 SCQF Level 7 SCQF Level 8 SCQF Level 9 SCQF Level 10 SCQF Level 11 SCQF Level 12 Other Frameworks Comparison of levels from SCQF to EQF to other frameworks and VICE VERSA

16 Discussion Is it possible to use the SCQF to widen access? How can it be used by Learners Learning providers Employers Community Learning and Development

17 Discussion Learning providersGuidance Providers For the development of learning programmes including SVQs Development of progression routes and articulation Credit transfer Recognition To provide advice and direction

18 Discussion EmployersFor the Recognition of Prior Learning Job descriptions Job adverts and recruitment Induction programmes Training needs analysis Staff development – finding a course at the right level Have their learning programmes credit rated For career planning Personal development Entry to learning programmes For the award of SCQF Credit Points

19 SCQF LEVEL ACPOS BUSINESS AREA QUALIFICATION TITLE NATURE OF AWARD / AWARDING BODY DELIVERY STYLE Personnel & Training PG Certificate in International Policing (Peace Support Operations) PG Cert from University of Stirling On-line 10 Crime Initial Detective Training Course Credit rated with SQA Blended, ODL & Taught 9 Personnel & Training (Probationer sub) Investigative Interview Techniques Training Credit rated with SQATaught 8 Personnel & Training (Probationer sub) Open and Distance Learning Authors Course Credit rated with SQATaught 8 Road Policing Tachograph & Records Analysis Credit rated with SQATaught 8 Personnel & Training (Leadership & Management Sub) Diploma in Police Service Leadership & Management PDA, SQADistance & On-line 8 Crime Diploma in Community Safety & Crime Reduction PDA, SQATaught 8 Crime Diploma in Crime & Intelligence Analysis PDA, SQATaught 8 Road Policing Diploma in Road Policing Operations PDA,SQATaught 8 Personnel & Training (Probationer sub) DipHE in Training & Development Diploma in Higher Education from Napier University Distance 7 Personnel & Training (Probationer sub) Transferee CourseCredit rated with SQATaught 7 Personnel & Training (Probationer sub) CertHE in Training Development Certificate in higher Education from Napier University Taught 7 Personnel & Training (Probationer sub) CertHE in Policing Certificate in Higher Education from University of Stirling Taught 6 General Purposes Advanced Certificate in Police Call Handling Professional Development Award (PDA) from SQA Taught/Workplace assessed 5 Information Management PC Passport (MS based training packages at Intermediate and Beginner level) Scottish Progression Award by SQA Taught/Workplace assessed

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