Julia Belgutay

Call for more schools to use ‘instrumental’ skills guide

Tool to navigate qualifications is underused by parents and secondary staff

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Only half of schoolteachers regularly use a tool aimed at offering pupils a “more diverse” choice of qualifications, findings suggest.

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) aims to help colleges, schools, parents and students understand the thousands of qualifications offered in Scotland.

But while the vast majority of college staff in a survey were “very” or “moderately” aware of the framework, this was true of only 86 per cent of secondary school staff.

Among those who were aware of the framework, only 51 per cent of secondary school staff used it at least every three to ...

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