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Quality Enhancement

Let’s Get Thinking Creatively Level 7

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2023

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Course overview

Do you have trouble concentrating?  Or do you find it hard to study? Sometimes just cannot get the thinking process to kick in? Then this award is for you!

This award applies to all who want to develop creative and critical thinking skills, whatever their subject, their learning environment, situation or the context they are in. 

The main aim of this qualification is to develop the positive habits of mind that consist of both divergent and convergent thinking.  This is achieved through project-based learning activities, which can be varied and contextualised according to the needs of the educator and the learner.  The intention of the award is to place an importance on the process of creative thinking habits which support connection making and can be used from one context to another. Project-based learning allows this award to be delivered across curriculum in different contexts as either a stand-alone award or attached to the framework of curriculum specific awards I order to enable and support metacognitive skills such as creative and critical thinking, as well as project specific capabilities such as self-regulation, collaboration, personal and social awareness, communication etc.

Creative thinking involves looking at things from various perspectives, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns.  It can be applied to any type of issue or situation.  When used effectively it can assist with the improvement of existing, or the development of entirely new or innovative thought processes.

What you will learn

The following elements make up the content of the award:

  • Explore and prepare: Both primary and secondary research is required at this level, in order to gather information and data to lead the project
  • Incubation: Coming up with creative ideas around the project, based on data collected and evaluating viability
  • Illumination: Testing and making corrections to findings, until final solution is reached
  • Validation through presentation: Take ideas to the relevant market sector, receive and evaluate feedback
  • Reflection: Self-evaluation and peer review activities to inform level of success and learning moving forward

How the course is assessed

  • Assessment evidence can be drawn from a variety of activities and presented in a variety of formats.
  • All of the evidence does not have to be generated from one activity but can be from several tasks and assessments carried out throughout the project.
  • You will have access to resources to complete the assessment tasks and no time restrictions should be imposed. T
  • eachers should use their professional judgment when looking at the assessment evidence and ensure that the minimum competence is confirmed. 

Number of days per week

  • Flexible but needs to be completed within a year.

Entry requirements

  • The course is suitable for people who have attained the equivalent of an SCQF Level 6 or above. 
  • It is designed for people who can respond to a level of challenge through the identification and development of a significant project.
  • The course emphasises practical and experiential learning opportunities, with a strong skill-based approach to learning.
  • It takes account all your needs, and provides sufficient flexibility to enable candidates to achieve in different ways.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • All applicants will be entering into full-time/ part-time education or employed and will have a discussion around their entry and exit options.

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Further Educational Courses
  • University
  • Employment

Career options

This award gives the participants a unique set of skills that are becoming increasingly attractive to employers.  They will become independent and pro-active thinkers and learners allowing them to react to problems in a creative and effective way.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Part time 28/08/23 41 Weeks

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