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SCQF stands for Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. The framework helps young people (and their carers and parents!) as they move through school, college, university and the workplace.  As carers and parents, it’s natural to try to relate your child’s school experience to your own, but the Scottish education system has changed a lot since you were at school.

O-Grades and Standard Grades have been replaced by the qualifications you can see below.  

Each qualification is ascribed a level through which a young person will progress at their own pace.  This framework is designed to support progression by each individual in a way that suits their own skills and attributes, and allows each to achieve qualifications in school, college, university or the workplace.  


A full guide for parents can be found here: SCQF Parent Guide