Personal Finance Award

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PERSONAL FINANCE AWARD
Network Events
Thursday 17 January – Lowden, Dalkeith
Tuesday 22 January – 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
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
 Adds extra breadth to those studying
mathematics or business education at SCQF
levels 4, 5 or 6
 Contributes to delivery of four CfE capacities
Comparison between Personal Finance
Award and Lifeskills Mathematics Units
(SCQF 4)
 Does not appear to be any direct correlation between
Outcomes of the PFA and those of the Units in Lifeskills
Mathematics National 4 Units.
 PFA Outcomes are very specific and deal exclusively
with handling and management of money.
 Lifeskills Mathematics National 4 Units are broader and
involve applying reasoning and problem solving skills.
 Comparison table within delegate pack
Relationship between CfE and SCQF
Levels Continues to 12
CfE
Levels
2
1
early
years
4
3
≈
4
SCQF
Levels
3
2
1
National Qualifications
Other Qualifications
Professional Development
Awards (PDAs)
Leadership
Award/SVQs/NPAs
Leadership
Award/SVQ/NCGA
Personal Finance Award
Steps to Work Award
Entries and Awards
Personal Finance Award (GA1Y 44)
2000
1868
1800
1600
1400
1200
1118
919
1000
800
665
2011/2012
600
400
200
2010/2011
67
112
0
Centres
Entries
Awards
Extract from
SQA Qualifications Uptake Report
2011/12
There are too few Awards for SQA to do much analysis on their uptake,
but 9 Award courses had a total of 5,333 entries in 2011/12 with a
median uptake of 370. The table shows uptake for these courses.
Title
Personal Finance Award
Employability Award
Employability Award
Leadership Award
Leadership Award
Steps to Work Award
Steps to Work Award
Safe Road User Award
SCQF Level
4
4
3
6
5
4
3
4
Entries
1,839
1,014
716
623
370
340
197
189
The Way Forward ……….
 Setting up a Qualification Support Team (QST)
– Meet 1 or 2 times a year for a morning or
afternoon
 Are you interested? Expression of interest forms
for QST membership can be found under
‘Related information’ on the web page
 http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/24064.883.html

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