National Standards and Certification

The standards for this qualification have been developed by the SMSDN and are linked to National Standards, making the qualification specific and fit for purpose for staff working in this field, yet portable for staff wishing to move into other job roles at a later date.

SMSDN have consulted extensively with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework on the level and credit point rating for this qualification.    SMSDN have worked in partnership with West Lothian College to develop the qualification to ensure the standards for this qualification are nationally recognised and quality assured to meet the requirements of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.