In July 2014, the Institute of Counselling has become an SCQF approved Credit Rating Body (CRB) through the SCQF Partnership, allowing it to make decisions about the SCQF level and credit points allocated to its Counselling, CBT and Coaching and Mentoring courses. The IoC is now one of eight organistations along with FE colleges and higher education institutions and the Scottish Qualifications Authorities to follow rigorous quality assured procedures to credit rate their own qualifications onto the SCQF by allocating an SCQF level and SCQF credit points. Once a qualification has an SCQF level and credit points it attracts national and international recognition for the learners who achieve it.
A selection of courses offered by the Institute of Counselling are given
an academic value in the form of credits and level through use of the
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) either credit rated and levelled by the IoC or by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). It is important for
our students to appreciate what this means before embarking on their
courses and whether or not this learning will suit their purpose.