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Professions in Scotland 

Subject benchmark statements relating to professional qualifications awarded in Scotland 

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 and development (2014)
Clinical psychology and applied psychology (clinical associate) Scotland (2006)
Midwifery (2009)
Nursing (2009)
Specialist community public health nursing (2008)
The Standard for Childhood Practice (2007)
Standard for initial teacher education in Scotland (2007)

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)


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