Edinburgh University's Board of Studies met earlier this month and BASI has now had confirmation that the Quality Assurance report that needs to be submitted annually, to retain qualification recognition, has been approved. All 24 BASI courses will remain on the SCQF database.
Why is this important? By aligning the BASI qualifications with the SCQF, It provides the following benefits:
1. The credits received for each course can be used as evidence of an ability to work at that level of difficulty. This can be useful for applying for jobs which may require, for example, ‘a degree or equivalent’.
2. The credits received can be used as evidence of the work completed to apply for entry to courses in further and higher education. As BASI courses are on the SCQF this makes the process much more straightforward .
3. One further advantage of the process of credit rating is that the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework is aligned with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) which means that courses are recognised throughout Europe - this may become more critical as we enter a Brexit phase of withdrawal negotiations and bilateral negotiations.