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PERSONAL FINANCE AWARD
Network Events
Wednesday 5 November – Lowden, Dalkeith
Tuesday 18 November – Optima, Glasgow
Network Support Events
 Purpose of Events – to support practitioners with the
delivery and assessment of the Personal Finance
Award by:
– Providing information
– Encouraging networking
Programme
 SQA Update
– Sharon McDowall, Qualifications Manager
– Linda Meikle, Qualifications Officer
 SOLAR Update – Graeme Clark, Solar Manager
 Practitioner Experiences
– Mike Smith, Trinity Academy, Edinburgh
– Colin McGugan, Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr
 ifs University College
Personal Finance Award
 Introduced in 2010
 Equips candidates with skills to cope with basic
financial encounters and managing money
 Is a route to certification for centres delivering
personal financial education
 Contributes to the delivery of CfE capacities
 Is delivered by Mathematics/Business Education
staff
Entries and Awards
[Figures based on academic year, ie 1 August to 31 July]
Personal Finance Award (GA1Y 44)
2,500
2,295
2,000
1,868
1,726
1,607
1,500
Centres
1,118
1,017
919
1,000
Awards
665
500
119
111
67
106
0
2010/11
Entries
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
Wider Achievement Awards
Table 23 Awards with the highest uptake, 2013-14
Title
SCQF Level
Entries
Employability Award
4
5,014
Personal Finance Award
4
2,097
Award in Religion, Belief and Values
4
1,734
Leadership Award
5
1,369
Employability Award
3
1,352
Steps to Work Award
4
1,338
Leadership Award
6
1,116
Modern Languages for Life and Work Award
4
995
Personal Development Award
4
840
Modern Languages for Life and Work Award
3
793
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Options for your students:
 Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance at SCQF
level 5 [ifs University College is lead on this qualification]
 Skills for Work: Financial Services National 5 (C220
75)
‒ Contains 4 Units. Option to take one Unit within a Scottish
context. This Unit is also an option within the Scottish Studies
Award SCQF level 5
Post school:
 SVQ 2 Providing Financial Services at SCQF level 5;
SVQ 3 Providing Financial Services at SCQF level 6
 SVQ 4 Banking and SVQ 4 Insurance both at SCQF
level 8
 Certificate in Payroll at SCQF level 6
Miscellaneous
 QST – met in November 2013
‒ Duplication of content
‒ Writers for new formative and summative
assessments
‒ Include information about resources at future
events
 Stewart Ivory Foundation – speakers for S6 pupils
 Virtual work experience for the financial sector http://www.directions.org.uk/getingeton/
www.sqa.org.uk I 0303 333 0330

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