The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
In Scotland, all qualifications form part of a separate national framework known as the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
The SCQF has 12 levels. Below is an overview of the classification of these 12 levels:
- Level 1- 5: National Qualifications 1- 5.
- Level 6: Highers
- Level 7: Higher National Certificate and the Advanced Highers
- Level 8: Higher National Diploma
- Level 9: Ordinary Bachelors
- Level 10: Honours Bachelors
- Level 11: Masters
- Level 12: Doctorate
For more information about the SCQF, visit the SCQF website.