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ERIC Number: EJ790994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework: Lessons for the EQF
Raffe, David; Gallacher, Jim; Toman, Nuala
European Journal of Vocational Training, v42 n3-v43 n1 p59-69 2007-2008
The SCQF is one of the longest-established comprehensive qualifications frameworks and is often perceived as one of the most successful. This article describes the main features of the SCQF and outlines its progress, drawing on recent studies and evaluations by the authors. It draws lessons for the EQF and for further development of national frameworks to respond to it. These lessons concern the specific requirements of meta-frameworks and comprehensive frameworks, the need for realistic expectations and time scales, and the value of an incremental and pragmatic strategy for introducing a learning-outcomes approach. The article also identifies issues relating to the architecture of a levels framework and the limitations, as well as strengths, of a voluntary partnership-based approach. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Available from: Bernan Associates. 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391. Tel: 800-274-4447; Fax: 800-865-3450; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)