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Articulation refers to a student gaining entry into either the second or third year of a university degree course after completing an HNC or HND at college.

Widening access

We’ve supported articulation between colleges and universities since 2003. In 2008, we increased our funding to £3 million and distributed it to regional articulation hubs, each clustered around a lead university that had a high level of articulation activity.

Regional articulation hubs

  • North East – Robert Gordon University.
  • Tayside and Fife – Abertay University.
  • Edinburgh and Lothians – Edinburgh Napier University (with Queen Margaret University).
  • Greater Glasgow – Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • South West – University of the West of Scotland.
  • National part-time – Open University in Scotland.

We want to make sure articulation is an ongoing and active route to university study.

Our vision for articulation is to support colleges and universities in the development and maintenance of articulation pathways and routes that ensures no loss of time for the student and value for public money.

We will achieve this through continued targets in all institutional outcome agreements that are realistic for each region and underpinned by a national 10-year strategy.

Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework

The Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership is funded by the SFC and the Scottish Government and aims to work with every sector of education and training plus learners, parents, carers and employers.

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