Qualifications explained

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is a qualification guide which has been designed to help learners, employers, parents and those involved in providing education, understand how Scottish qualifications relate to each other.

When you browse our courses, you’ll see that many have a qualification in the course title, e.g. Higher National Certificate (HNC), followed by a SCQF level.

To help understand the level of learning you've achieved so far and what your next level of study could be, please view the SCQF interactive Framework.

At New College Lanarkshire (NCL), we offer a diverse range of qualifications, ranging from National Qualifications (NQ) to Degrees as well as professional certifications. We ensure that there's a path for everyone to pursue their educational and career goals.