The certificate states its a Scottish Certification of Education issued in 1986. Grade is stated as “ordinary” and award level as 3. I asked the learner if he could identify the type of qualification from the list of Scottish quals that are on the ESFA exemption list but he said he couldn’t, he thinks its because its an old qual.
Problem I have now is NCFE (EPAO) told the subcontractor they would accept the evidence and now the learner is doing cartwheels as he didn’t want to do the English exam.
The Scottish Certificate of Education is not listed and generally would not be acceptable but if it is ok with the EPAO (and the ESFA) then the following from the guidance would still apply.
ESFA funded apprenticeship providers must satisfy themselves that the apprentice can practically demonstrate the appropriate level of English and maths.
If you can confirm this with assessment evidence this should be sufficient for the ESFA.