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Qualifications continue the learning from the first four levels of Curriculum for Excellence and are an essential part of assessing progress in the senior phase.

Current National Qualifications framework

National Qualifications have been designed and developed to support Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), which introduced a new way of learning to schools and colleges in 2010.

How qualifications are changing

Scotland’s qualifications system is changing to meet the needs of learners in the 21st century and to reflect Curriculum for Excellence.