Interacting with learning providers and Awarding Organisations

SfCD partners work closely with Awarding Organisations (AOs) to support the development of qualifications that equip those working in the care sector with the skills and knowledge they need.

Some of these qualifications are also used to regulate the workforce in parts of the UK, so they are very important for making sure that services in the sector are of a high quality.   In Scotland the key qualifications are Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), which sit within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). .

Principles for Learning and Assessment         

SfCD partners adhere to shared principles for learning and qualifications in the care sector across the UK.  These principles are set out in the document SASQL.  For agreed principles and approaches to assessment within qualifications, please see the SfCD Assessment Principles 2016