SCQF credits should be recognised by other institutions of higher education as credit towards further related programmes of study.
You can use your SCQF credits towards new qualifications – at home, abroad and online.
There are different paths you can take. For example, many learners who have achieved an HND use this credit towards a degree – entering Year 2 or 3 at university instead of Year 1.
Universities, colleges, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and other awarding bodies decide how many of the credits received from previous learning can be transferred into their own programmes of study.
In all cases of credit transfer, the accepting learning institution decides how many credit points can be transferred.
Qualification frameworks, like the SCQF, have been drawn up so you can understand and compare qualifications internationally.
- See the SQA guide to compare qualifications across the UK, Ireland, and Europe.