Pharmacy National Occupational Standards

Skills for Health are pleased to announce that the final National Occupational Standards for Pharmacy have been approved by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

You can access a project information bulletin from Skills for Health by clicking on the following weblink –

Pharmacy NOS Review Project Information Bulletin February 2016

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New HN Science Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) – Full List

New HN Science Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) have recently been published. These ASPs have been developed to support the delivery of the new HN Science Units.

The following HN Science ASPs have now been published on SQA’s Secure Website – www.sqa.org.uk/sqasecure

   Animal and Plant Cell Culture: An Introduction (H920 34)
   Applied Biochemical Techniques (H91T 34)
   Biochemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H922 34)
   Biology: An Introduction (H923 33)
   Biomedical Investigations (H924 35)
   Biotechnology: An Introduction (H926 34)
   Cell Biology: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H927 34)
   DNA and Genetics (H929 34)
   DNA Molecular Techniques (H92A 35)
   Ecology and Ecosystems (H93A 34)
   Environmental Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92V 35)
   Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction (H92W 33)
   Fundamental Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92X 34)
   Human Body Structure and Function (H92C 35)
   Human Metabolism (H92D 35)
   Immunological Techniques (H92E 35)
   Inorganic Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92Y 34)
   Instrumental Techniques 1 (H930 35)
   Main Group Inorganic Chemistry (H932 35)
   Microbiology: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H92G 34)
   Physical Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H936 34)
   Physics 1 (H93D 33)
   Physics 2 (H93E 34)
   Physics for Life Sciences (H93F 34)
   Protein Structure and Function (H92J 35)
   Thermodynamics and Kinetics: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H938 35)
   Transition Metal Chemistry: Theory and Laboratory Skills (H939 35)

 

To access the ASPs on SQA’s Secure Website, please contact your SQA Co-ordinator.

Additional HN Science ASPs are being developed …

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Appointee opportunities – Markers

We are now encouraging marker applications from new Markers who would like to join a Biology (National 5, Higher & Advanced Higher) or Human Biology (Higher) marking team for 2016.

For further information and to apply, please click on the weblink below:

Markers – Biology and Human Biology

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Applied Sciences: Graded Unit 1 (H91W 34) – Guidance and examples of appropriate referencing

To assist lecturers delivering the new Applied Sciences: Graded Unit 1 (H91W 34), we have recently published guidance and examples of appropriate referencing using the Vancouver and Harvard referencing systems. These materials have been added to the Understanding Standards document for the Applied Sciences: Graded Unit 1 (H91W 34).

The Understanding Standards document can be accessed from SQA’s Understanding Standards website – …

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NC Applied Sciences – Scoping Exercise Update (SCQF levels 5 and 6)

SQA recently carried out a scoping exercise to ascertain if the level 5 and level 6 NC Applied Sciences Group Awards were still fit for purpose.

The review consisted of online surveys of delivering centres, universities and present and former learners. In addition, as a follow up to the online surveys, there was telephone contact with delivering centres, universities, employers and training …

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CfE Biology/Human Biology – Available Support (updated Feb 2016)

To support teachers and lecturers, we have produced a detailed list of all of the SQA Biology/Human Biology resources that are available. The PDF document provides hyperlinks that will take you directly to the various resources. The PDF document has been updated to included resources that were published in January 2016.

To access the PDF document, please click on the …

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