Qualifications regulated by Ofqual, Qualification Wales and CCEA Regulation must:
- Be assigned a level
- Have a size, expressed in terms of Total Qualification Time (TQT); and, where appropriate, Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
Qualifications on the SCQF framework in Scotland have 12 levels, which increase in difficulty from SCQF Level 1 for basic learning, to SCQF Level 12, for learning at doctoral level. The levels therefore indicate the complexity of learning. the number of credit point indicates the volume of learning required to achieve a qualification.