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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 (NQs) for students in secondary schools and further education colleges include Standard Grades and National Courses and Units.

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.