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Guest and Vecchia (2010) Scoping study on support mechanisms for the recognition of the skills, learning and qualifications of migrant workers and refugees

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This report was compiled by Guest and Vecchia (2010) for the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership. The principle aim of the study was to develop frameworks of recognition for migrant and refugee skills and qualifications. This was done to better facilitate migrant access to programmes of continuing professional development or, entry into higher echelons of employment. The lack of effective mechanisms for skills’ recognition was identified by Guest and Vecchia (2010) as a significant barrier for migrants (commensurate with findings within other research reviewed by the authors). In addition, perceptions that migrants possess limited language were compounded by negative employer attitudes. See also Smyth and Kum (2010) which investigates the barriers and discrimination faced by teachers who are either refugees or seeking asylum in Scotland when they attempt to re-enter the teaching profession. Similarly Stewart (2005) examines the impediments to employment faced by refugee doctors.

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Guest, P. and Vecchia, M. (2010) Scoping study on support mechanisms for the recognition of the skills, learning and qualifications of migrant workers and refugees: Final report. Glasgow: Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership.

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