AAA Alasdair Allan MSP with two AAA learners 2016
AAA Alasdair Allan MSP with two AAA learners 2016

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29th March 2017
AAA Conference
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In 2014, Newbattle Abbey College was asked by the SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework) Partnership and Education Scotland to develop Adult Achievement Awards, based on the model of Youth Achievement Awards. The awards were credit-rated by Edinburgh Napier University in January 2015 and are available at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 6. Newbattle established 10 pilots across Scotland, in collaboration with a national steering group.

The awards accredit adults for their learning in a variety of contexts: community; home; college; volunteering; prison; leisure interests; workplace. In all of the levels of the award, learners were asked to:

  • record learning currently undertaken or undertaken in the past year
  • reflect on their learning
  • identify strengths and areas for development
  • plan how to use what they had learned
  • research other learning options
  • produce an action plan