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HNC and HND Social Sciences

On Monday 15th June the Social Sciences Qualification Support Team will be meeting to finalise details of the annual update event.

If you have any suggestions of what should be included, please let us know either by leaving a comment or emailing fiona.mackinnon@sqa.org.uk

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New Unit – Big Data (H8W8 34)

A new unit, Big Data (H8W8 34), has been added to the optional section of both the HNC and HND.

An Assessment Support Pack will be available in the new session.

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Review of HNC/D Social Sciences

The HNC/HND Social Sciences was validated in 2011 and has reached a stage where it is necessary to carry out a review of the currency and relevance of the qualifications.

As part of this process we plan to conduct a scoping exercise to ascertain what change is required, if any.

We are seeking to recruit a current or retired practitioner to undertake this initial review of the HNC/D Social Sciences, taking into consideration all relevant points above.To minimise any impact on External Verification duties, it would be preferable if the appointee did not hold an External Verifier post.

The fee for this work is £1000 which will be payable on receipt of a detailed report, including recommendations, supported by evidence, as to what work is required, for example, no action, leave as is; additional support materials required; lapse the qualification; revalidate; incremental change only; new qualification required. The work needs to be completed in a period of six weeks.

If you would be interested in this work or would like to discuss the project in more detail, please contact Carol Hunter at carol.hunter@sqa.org.uk. Notes of interest should be made by 19 June 2015.

Please feel free …

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Times Higher Education

Interesting article.

https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/content/social-sciences-most-common-degree-global-leaders

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