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Professional Standards Framework

SCAPP’s key aim is to provide a practitioners’ network to support the development and professionalisation of a strong widening access and participation community in Scotland and by doing this embed, enhance and support effective practice in Scotland. Central to this is the Quality Standards objective which aims to ensure quality of practice by supporting and promoting the alignment of practice with evidence and to explore the development of a formal accreditation process to endorse and value the work of practitioners and to assist in raising the status of Widening Access and Widening Participation.


Work is currently underway to bring this to fruition through a Professional Standards Framework designed to raise the profile of widening access and measure success and achievement via a self-evaluation of practice, knowledge and understanding.  The Framework will help to support and promote continuing professional learning and development of staff working in the widening access field.


Once work is more advanced, it will be promoted across the SCAPP network.


For further information please contact Muriel Alexander, SCAPP Development Coordinator