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SQA first launched its SCQF credit rating service as a pilot in 2004.
These qualifications and learning programmes are given an official level on which to sit within the SCQF and a rating to reflect the amount of learning that is involved.
Elizabeth Murdoch, head of Childminding Practice Development, said: "By having the Scheme of Excellence credit rated within the SCQF, the profile of childminding has been raised.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority is a recognised credit rating body for this purpose and first launched its SCQF credit rating service as a pilot in 2004.
In these particular instances the SCQF Credit and Levelling will have a positive benefit and will make the transition into other employment much easier.
The SCQF has been created by a partnership of national bodies the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Universities Scotland, with support from the Scottish Executive.
The SCQF provides a national vocabulary for describing learning opportunities and therebyclarifies the relationship between qualifications.
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