42 Cleveden Road, Glasgow G12 0JW

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Cleveden Secondary School


SCQF Explained

SCQF stands for Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.


The framework provides a structure to compare all Scottish Qualifications to other qualification frameworks.  It does this by giving each qualification a level and a number of credit points. 

  • The level of a qualification shows how difficult the learning is.
  • The credit points show how much learning is involved in achieving that qualification.

It covers achievements from school, college, university, and many work-based qualifications.


At Cleveden, we offer a wide range of qualifications at a variety of levels.  These are mainly National 4, 5 and Higher courses but in addition, we also provide opportunities for national Progression Awards (NPAs) and Advanced Highers.


Below is a useful diagram showing the range SCQF levels from National 1 (SCQF level 1) up to Doctoral degrees (PhD) & Professional Apprenticeships (SCQF Level 12)

By clicking on the image below, you will be taken to an 'Understanding the SCQF' short video: