Update for Scottish College learners in 2020-21

This year, more than any other, is a real challenge for you as a learner.

You are probably finding it more difficult to learn, and finding assessment more of a challenge, given the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

The education system across Scotland is working hard to support colleges to find ways to ease the assessment burden for you, whilst making sure that your qualification will still hold real value for you in the future.

Your college lecturers and staff will be able to give you detailed information about your course and the way you will be assessed throughout the rest of your studies.

The HNVQ 2021 Group will keep you up to date about what we are doing at a national level to support this, and to ensure consistency across Scotland.

You can stay up to date on 2021 Higher National and Vocational Qualifications on the SQA website and on Twitter, using #HNVQ2021.

Higher National and Vocational Qualifications 2021 Group

*The Higher National and Vocational Qualifications 2021 Group is represented by the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES), Colleges Scotland, the College Vice Principal Forum, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Educational Institute of Scotland – Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA), the National Union of Students (NUS), the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Government, the Scottish Training Federation, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Skills Development Scotland (SDS), and Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland (SPARQs).