SCQF and accreditation

The Awards are credit rated and levelled by SCQF

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has confirmed the credit rating and levelling of the Youth Achievement Awards against the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Where is Youth Achievement Awards placed on the SCQF?

SCQF Level


Youth Achievement Awards

SQA Qualifications

Higher Education

SVQ

9

 

 

Ordinary Degree

SVQ 4

8

 

 

HND

 

7

Platinum (16)

Advanced Higher (32)

HNC

SVQ 3

6

Gold (14)

Higher (24)

 

 

5

Silver (11)

Credit Standard Grade (24)

 

SVQ 2

4

Bronze (7)

General Standard Grade (24)

 

SVQ 1

3

 

Foundation Standard Grade (24)

 

 

 

"It's a huge plus for the pupils that the Youth Achievement Awards are on a par with standard grades"
Jennifer Skene, Portlethen Academy

Number of credit points is indicated in brackets.

What is the SCQF?

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is a way of comparing the wide range of Scottish qualifications. It covers achievements from school, college, university, and work-based qualifications, and now also includes the Youth Achievement Awards. Each qualification is given a level and a number of credit points.

  • Level - There are 12 levels within the framework which indicate the complexity of learning.
  • Credit - Credit points show the volume of learning undertaken to achieve the qualification.

 The SCQF enables employers, learners and the public in general to understand the full range of Scottish qualifications and how different types of qualifications can contribute to improving the skills of the workforce.

 


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    Learn more about how Youth Achievement Awards have been credit rated by the SQA for the SCQF.