Developing organisational and financial models
for including non-formal sector qualifications
in National Qualifications Frameworks

Sheila Dunn

Sheila Dunn is currently a manager of the SCQF Partnership in Scotland which manages the National Qualifications Framework (the SCQF).

Sheila has responsibility for the quality and integrity of the framework including direct support for Credit Rating Bodies who place learning onto the SCQF and the organisation's Quality Assurance Model.  She is involved in activities relating to the SCQF and its relationship to other frameworks in the UK, Europe and beyond.  This includes participation in the membership of the EQF Advisory group shared with partners across the UK.

Sheila has worked in education in Scotland for over 20 years starting her career as a Research Fellow working in Higher Education researching Quality Systems in Education.  She then moved to take up a role as Quality Manager at a vocational education college responsible for setting up and monitoring quality systems and then as a Development Officer with The Quality Assurance Agency, Scotland managing and facilitating reviews of learning and teaching in Higher Education Institutions across Scotland and was invovled in the early days of the development of the SCQF.

Prior to joining the SCQF Partnership, Sheila was Head of Learner Enhancement at Kilmarnock College in Ayrshire, Scotland, a vocational education college.  During this time she was responsible for the strategic leadership of a range of services including Quality Enhancement, Learner Resources, Learner Services and Marketing ensuring that the College met the needs of all learners during their learning journey.  Sheila also managed the College’s credit rating of informal and non-formal learning for inclusion within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).