the way you receive your SQA results will be different this year your teachers will provide you with provisional results in June

but in addition you will receive an SQA certificate by post on Tuesday 10th august this contains important information about

SCQF levels and credit points and is particularly valuable if you didn’t receive the results you need for example to move on to

hires to secure an apprenticeship or a place at college or university so what is the SCQF and what are SCQF levels and credit

points the SCQF is the national qualifications framework for Scotland and is a way of describing and comparing qualifications it

describes a qualification by giving it a level to show how hard it is and a number of credit points to show how much work is

involved there are 12 levels level 1 the simplest and level 12 the most complex for example a national 5 is at SCQF level 5 and an

advanced higher is at SCQF level 7 one credit point equals 10 hours of effort for example a hire has 24 SCQF credit points so you

have to spend 240 hours of your time in achieving it with your SQA certificate you get a profile sheet which includes your SCQF

profile the SCQF credit points are added up and updated each time you get a new certificate from SQA the SCQF is a lifelong

learning framework so also covers the qualifications you can take at youth clubs college university and even when you start

working including the SCQF level of all your qualifications will enhance your cv understanding the SCQF can help you work out

your next move have a look at our leaflet called connecting your learning journey in the resources section of our website this

contains lots of information on the SCQF and should help you understand what it’s all about the SCQF you’re learning sort it

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