HNC/D Social Sciences – Writers and Vetters

We are looking for writers and vetters to produce assessment support packs for the revised HNC/D Social Sciences units.

Please contact for more information.

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The Festival of Social Sciences 2018

This year’s festival will take place from┬áthe 3rd-10th November.

There are lots of exciting events being held in Scotland, the rest of the UK and online.

Further information can be found at ESRC website


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HNC/D Social Sciences Annual Update

The annual update will take place on Monday 5th November in Glasgow.

If you would like further information, please contact

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Where do you sit?

This may be useful for the new academic session.

Study into seating

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Don’t forget the Arts

Interesting article about the importance of Arts subjects in a STEM dominated world.

Arts v STEM

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London Anthropology Day

London Anthropology Day will take place on Monday 9th July in the British Museum.

For further details, click on this link Registration


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HNC/D Social Sciences Revalidation

The HNC/D Social Sciences has been reviewed and will be revalidated in June 2018. The new awards will be available to deliver as of 1 August 2018. The current units and awards will have a finish date of 31 July 2022.

Revised units are being uploaded to the SQA web site on a rolling basis. Revisions are relatively minor.

A refreshed Group Award specification …

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Professional Development Awards

SQA has a variety of Professional Development Awards in the Social Sciences. The following links will give you more details:


SCQF level 7

SCQF level 8

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Criminology SCQF level 7 unit

We have developed a new HN unit in Criminology and this has been added to the optional sections of the HNC and HND in Social Sciences.

The unit specification is on the website and the following link will take you to the appropriate page: Criminology: The Accused’s Journey



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External Verifier – Criminology

SQA has a vacancy for a Criminology External Verifier. If you are interested in this role, please click on the following link: Criminology verifier


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