peep progression pathway - Scotland

The Peep Progression Pathway was piloted in Scotland in 2015.  We now have ten active delivery centres across Scotland and ten college agreements in place to allow progression for parents on to further education.  The Peep Progression Pathway is successfully delivered with learners in a variety of settings, including:

  • one-to-one in the home
  • outdoors
  • in Inverness prison with dads
  • through social work with foster carers, kinship carers and volunteers
  • in high schools (pupil matched to a family and completes the unit as well as the parent)
  • in community centres, libraries, early years settings, schools and health centres

findings from the peep progression pathway pilot 

Parents/carers have:

  • a greater understanding of their role in promoting their child’s development
  • an increased confidence in supporting their child’s learning and development
  • more knowledge and ideas for improving the home learning environment
  • recognised improvements in their own personal learning and literacy skills
  • enhanced aspirations – particularly in relation to early years and child development opportunities

The employability matrix provides in-depth detail of the core skills that a parent/carer can gain by participating in the Peep Progression Pathway.

how to become a delivery centre for the peep progression pathway

A delivery centre is an organisation, local authority or constituted group that has the capacity to deliver the peep progression pathway, carry out Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) and liaise with Peeple on External Quality Assurance (EQA). 
Every delivery centre must have:

  • identified at least one suitable Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) officer
  • identified at least one suitable Assessor
  • the capacity and administration processes to collect and safely store learner information as well as share appropriate information with Peeple in a timely and secure manner
  • signed service level agreement and data sharing agreement
  • organisational policies and procedures in place that support effective responses to learner needs, appeals or complaints. This should include:
    • health & safety
    • data protection (including confidentiality statement)
    • safeguarding /child protection
    • equal opportunities.

For further details on how to set up as a delivery centre, please refer to our guide on how to become a delivery centre.