SCQF Levels 2 (Practice Chanters), 3,5,5,6.
Examinations are taken at approved centres, or in school by a visiting Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) Assessor.
SCQF Level 3 to SCQF Level 6.
The PDQB offers Bass and Tenor Drumming qualifications for pipe band members but these are not SQA accredited. Details are available from the following Examination Centres – the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (www.rspba.org) , the National Piping Centre (www.thepipingcentre.co.uk) and the College of Piping (www.collegeofpiping.org).
*SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority
PDQB – Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board
SCQF – Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
**National Progression Awards are SQA accredited and are part of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) developed in collaboration with the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB).