HNC/D Technologies in Business validation

The validation event for the replacement to HNC/D Information Technology took place on Friday. The new award – called HNC/D Technologies in Business – was validated with conditions.

The purpose of validation is to permit new and revised qualifications to be peer reviewed. The validation panel consisted of representatives of education and industry (and SQA) who discussed various aspects of the proposed award with members of the Qualification Development Team (QDT). It was a good, positive and thorough examination of the proposals. The panel liked the new award but placed a few conditions on it. It was particularly gratifying to hear some members say that they would offer the award in their centres when it’s available.

The new HNC/D Technologies is Business is an interesting fusion of business and technology skills, which encompasses business processes, project management, cyber resilience, networking and big data among other topics. It will replace the existing HNC/D IT, which will be phased out over the next couple of years.

We’ll be working to address the conditions over the Summer and hope to have the new award available to centres by Autumn of this year. Please contact Helen if you want more information or to see the draft version of the group award specification.

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