NC Applied Sciences – Level 5 and Level 6

SQA will shortly be carrying out a scoping review to ascertain if the level 5 and level 6 NCs in Applied Sciences are still fit for purpose.

Given that a considerably amount of development work has recently taken place with regard to the Science HNC/Ds, it is an ideal opportunity to gather information to determine whether the specific aims of the level 5 and …

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HND Industrial Biotechnology

SQA has recently successfully validated a new HND in Industrial Biotechnology.

The new HND Industrial Biotechnology Group Award was developed in partnership with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (http://www.ibioic.com/) and Forth Valley College.

The HND Industrial Biotechnology Group Award allows learners to gain skills and knowledge in industrial biotechnology and essential skills by providing them with an …

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NC Applied Sciences

Following a request from a delivering centre, we have recently added the new CfE Environmental Science Units (National 4, 5 and Higher) to the level 5 and level 6 NC Applied Sciences frameworks.

Due to overlap in content, the CfE Environmental Science Units have been added to a new sub-grouping that also contains the Managing Environmental Resources Units. Learners will be able to either …

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NQ Subject Update Letter

A subject update letter for CfE Biology, CfE Human Biology and CfE Science has recently been published. 

Click on the link below to access the subject update letter:

NQ Subject Update Letter

Contact Aneta for further information – aneta.morrison@sqa.org.uk

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HNC/D Launch Event

A launch event for the new HNC/D Applied Sciences, HND Applied Biological Sciences and HND Applied Chemical Sciences will take place on Monday 1st June at the Glasgow Science Centre.

For more information and to book a delegate place please click on the following link:

HNC/D Launch Event

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SQA’s Life Sciences team

The Life Sciences blog will be updated on a regular basis by a number of SQA staff.  An overview of each team member’s area of responsibility is noted below:

 Team Members

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Welcome . . .

Welcome to the Life Sciences blog.

The blog will update you on all of the latest news and information relating to the work that we do, and the content will cover HN/SVQ Science, CfE Biology, CfE Human Biology and CfE Science.

Please note that you can subscribe to the blog to ensure that you are kept up to date.

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