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Scottish Competence Based Qualifications (CBQs)

The ECITB's qualifications have changed. The vocational qualifications system has changed to become more responsive to the specific needs of employers and learners. Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) have been replaced by Competence Based Qualifications (CBQs) and have been credit rated and levelled for the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, or SCQF.
As the Awarding Body for the engineering construction industry, all qualifications awarded by the ECITB in Scotland are now within the SCQF.

Qualifications accredited in the SCQF have been detailed in the ECITB's Sector Qualifications Strategy and employers can be confident that they reflect a real industry need and development has been employer led.

Consultations on the changes to the way ECITB qualifications are designed and delivered have been underway with the engineering construction industry since February 2010.

The ECITB has not only improved current ECITB qualifications, but has introduced new ones as well to meet identified industry needs and provide clear career progression pathways. Qualifications are still available across all disciplines.

The SCQF presents qualifications in a way that is easy for everyone to understand and they will be used in all ECITB programmes.


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