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Vocational Qualifications

Vocational qualifications (VQs) offer a more practical learning programme that relates directly to specific job roles or sectors. Taking a vocational qualification means that you study and gain skills in a particular area. These qualifications follow a course structure and have an emphasis on developing practical skills and knowledge, but they tend to be classroom-based with assessment by written and practical examinations.

Creative Skillset works closely with Awarding Bodies to ensure that VQs are mapped against national occupational standards where possible and reflect current industry practices. The Sector Qualifications Strategy will review existing VQs and will inform the development of new VQs where there are gaps in provision.

Sector Qualifications Support

All vocational qualifications falling within the Creative Media Industries must receive support from Creative Skillset before Ofqual accreditation. Find information here on gaining support for a new or redeveloped qualification.

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Types of Vocational Qualification

There are different types of vocational qualification, depending on the purpose of the qualification.

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Vocational Qualifications in Scotland

Creative Skillset's work in leading and influencing qualifications development north of the border.

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