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S4 Achievement Counts . There is a vast range of qualifications – often employers or others do not fully understand the level at which your qualifications sit. It is your responsibility to be able to make this clear. The following information will help you do just that! .

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S4 achievement counts

S4 Achievement Counts

There is a vast range of qualifications – often employers or others do not fully understand the level at which your qualifications sit. It is your responsibility to be able to make this clear. The following information will help you do just that!


Please raise your hand if you know and understand the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework


Why are you learning this
Why are you learning this? Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

The SCQF Framework can help you can gain a better

understanding of qualifications in Scotland and plan

your future learning.

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

Colleges, universities and employers use the SCQF Framework.


World of work
World of Work Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

  • Watch the following clip about the world of work and think about the key factors required to be successful in employment.

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-world-of-work/4848.html

While watching the video, make a note of the key factors required to be successful in work.


Activity 1 in groups
Activity 1 – in groups Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

  • In your group arrange the cards in the following format to indicate the importance of key factors required to be successful in employment.

    (1 being the most important and 6 being the least)

Are the important factors all covered? Add anything you think that is missing.

1

2

2

3

6

5

4

6


Achievement counts leaflet scqf framework
Achievement Counts Leaflet & SCQF Framework Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

Hovering over the Framework will provide further information.

The Framework makes it easier to describe, compare and understand qualifications some you may be unfamiliar with.

It is designed to help you make learning choices and recognise other areas of your learning which can help your personal development and goals for the future.

Interactive Framework


Activity 2 in groups
Activity 2 – in groups Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

  • Discuss the case study given to your group.

  • Complete the table and answer the questions using the leaflet and the SCQF framework.

  • Feedback your findings to the rest of your class.


The scqf levels are detailed in your sqa certificate
The SCQF levels are detailed in your SQA certificate. Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

The next few slides will explain your certificate and help you understand the Framework in relation to your own progress.


SCQF levels detailed for your qualifications Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework


About your results national courses
ABOUT YOUR RESULTS Scottish Credit and Qualifications FrameworkNATIONAL COURSES

Standard Grades

A grade is awarded for the Overall Course and to the individual Elements of Standard Grade. The grades

are awarded at three levels:

Grades 1 & 2 = Credit level

Grades 3 & 4 = General level

Grades 5 & 6 = Foundation level

Grade 7 = Course completed

Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher

Grades are awarded at A, B, C and D for Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher

Courses. If you entered for a Course and did not achieve one of these grades, details of this Course will

appear in the dialogue box on the letter that accompanies your certificate.

Some National Courses, Access 2, Access 3 and Skills for Work, do not have grades but any that you have

achieved will be listed beside other Courses or Standard Grades.

If you didn’t achieve the complete set of National Units required for the

Course, any Units that you have

achieved, and the results of your exam will be listed on the SQC.


About your results
ABOUT YOUR RESULTS Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

GROUP AWARDS

These qualifications are made up of groups of Units and/or Courses and will appear under the National

Group Awards or Customised Group Awards sections of your SQC. The Units and/or Courses which made

up the Group Award will also be shown. An award of distinction can be achieved for a Scottish

Baccalaureate.

UNITS

There are four types of Unit available – National, Higher National, SVQ and Customised. Only Units that

have been passed will appear on your SQC. For the Interdisciplinary Projects which belong to Scottish

Baccalaureates and for Higher National Graded Units, the grades awarded are A, B and C. The results

for these qualifications will be listed in the Grade column on both the Summary of attainment and the

Detailed record of attainment.


SCQF Level Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

Date of certification

Course grade achieved

Course title and codes

SCQF Credit Points

Points are only given to the Units and the External Assessments that make up a Course or Group Award

Units that contribute to Course


Summary of National Units achieved not contributing to a course award

Unit title and reference codes


  • This page of your certificate is your Core Skills Profile and your SCQF Profile.

  • Your profiles are generated automatically from your results.

  • Core Skills are the five skills that are important for work. They are built into many Courses and Units, but not always at the same level as the Course or Unit itself – instead they’re built in at a level needed to pass the Course or Unit.

  • The Core Skills profile shown on your certificate shows the SCQF level you’ve achieved in each of the different Core Skills components. The highest possible level for Core Skills is level 6.


Core Skill Component achieved and your SCQF Profile.

SCQF Level

Date of Certification

Cumulative SCQF Credit Points


Watch the world is changing fast
Watch – and your SCQF Profile. The World is Changing Fast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqw-n0

uAOpA&feature=related

  • It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.

    ~ Carl Lewis (American Athlete)

  • Remember ‘Achievement Counts!’


Please raise your hand if you feel that you now know and understand the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework


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