The benchmark statements for qualifying awards for professions in Scotland have been developed and published jointly by QAA, the relevant professional body and the Scottish Government.
The statements bring together the academic and practice-based elements of programmes and the relevant professional requirements or National Occupation Standards.
Benchmark statements are available in the following areas.
Career guidance (2007) PDF
Clinical psychology and applied psychology (clinical associate) Scotland (2006) PDF
Midwifery (2009) PDF
Nursing (2009) PDF
Specialist community public health nursing (2008) PDF
The Standard for Childhood Practice (2007) PDF
Standard for initial teacher education in Scotland (2007) PDF
From the Scottish Government website
The Standards in Social Work Education - published as part of the larger document, The Framework for Social Work in Education in Scotland. (PDF 364KB, opens in new window)
From the General Teaching Council for Scotland
The Revised Professional Standards for Initial Teacher Education (2013)