HN Business related Subjects Network Events

Our HN Business related subjects networking events will be held in March at the Stirling Court Hotel commencing at 10am. HN Accounting – Wednesday, 4th March HN Business – Friday, 6th March HN Administration & IT – Thursday, 12th March Please see the online booking tool below to register; https://athena.sqameet.net/ For any questions relating to the HN Business/Admin event please contact Caitlin. For HN Accounting please contact Eileen.

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HN Accounting – Scoping Survey

We are planning a review of the HNC and HND Accounting qualifications.  To identify where updates may be needed we would appreciate feedback and comments from teachers and lecturers delivering the group awards, Higher Education Centres and Employers in the accounting sector. You can send us your views by completing the survey below. The closing date is 17/02/20. Thank you to all that have responded so far. Higher Education Survey https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2LTEKxW0bE-LuCwphdcXH7v7U07o3UNMt8RED6r2enNUMUw0QVVBUkJZTVhQWVcxSFo0UFVLNlk5SS4u Employer Survey https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2LTEKxW0bE-LuCwphdcXH7v7U07o3UNMt8RED6r2enNUMVZYTktGMFMzQVdYTjFKUE1ZU1lBWUM1NC4u Delivering Centres Survey https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2LTEKxW0bE-LuCwphdcXH7v7U07o3UNMt8RED6r2enNUOVg4MzQ3RjYwSk0xNk82WEU1WUcyMk1EUS4u  

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SVQ Business and Administration Understanding Standards

I’m pleased to let you know the new updated SVQ Business and Administration Understanding Standards work is now available on the SQA website. The revised work provides examples of Observation, Work Product, Reflective accounts and Witness Testimony.   Please see link below; https://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/Subjects/SVQ If you have any questions please contact Caitlin.boyle@sqa.org.uk

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NC Administration – Unit writers and reviewers required

To support the new NC Administration framework a number of units are being updated or created. To facilitate the unit development work we are in the process of scheduling a unit writing training event which is due to take place at the end of the Jan/beginning of Feb.  The unit writing training event is a short session which provides the information and documentation required to take forward unit specification writing. If anyone is interested in unit writing or reviewing units…

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Blockchain – a rapidly evolving and disruptive emerging technology affecting business and society

What is it? A good standard definition of Blockchain from medium.com: – ‘A Blockchain is a cryptography-based, tamper-resistant distributed ledger that stores data in a consensus driven, peer-to-peer network.’ Characteristics of a Blockchain – Uses cryptography to ensure privacy and security of transaction data. – Very difficult and expensive to change or manipulate the data that it stores. – It stores data in blocks (each containing information on one or more transactions). – The distributed ledger for the Blockchain is…

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Have Your Say on Apprenticeships

Instructus are working on the Apprenticeship Frameworks and National Occupational Standards (NOS) demand for 2020-21 and we need your input to prioritise skills development work across the Devolved Nations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Instructus would greatly appreciate if you could complete a simple survey to tell us whether the Frameworks and Standards that you use are fit for purpose or in need of an update. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time to complete.…

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NC Administration Revision – update

Thanks to all those that responded to the recent centre survey and/or shared the employer survey with relevant contacts. The QDT has now met to consider the survey results and have made adjustments to the framework /proposed unit specifications changes. Attached is a copy of the draft revised framework. Unit writing with begin in the new year, if anyone is interested in writing or vetting please get in touch. (jillian.hendry@sqa.org.uk) Revised Framework 13.12.19 Many thanks Jillian

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Change to AIT GU1 HH9M 34

The minimum threshold scores for Paper 1 and Paper 2 have been removed. Learners’ grades are calculated by aggregated score across both papers. The rationale for this change is as follows: • The examination is one assessment with provision for a break between papers, not two separate assessments. • The Graded Unit is a synoptic assessment, it is not intended to re-assess knowledge from units already achieved • The five units covered in each paper are the same • Removes…

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College Development Network

The CDN Roadshows will commence on Tuesday, 29 October until Monday, 11th November . They will be popping up at colleges in the Borders, Fife, Glasgow, Forth Valley and North East Scotland. If you’re a college student or member of staff working in a college then this is your chance to tell us what you think learning in colleges will look like in the future. The feedback will be used to develop a Digital Ambition for Scotland’s college sector. Key…

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HNC/D Business Review

The first meeting of the Qualification Review Team was held on 20th September. The main aim of the meeting was to familiarise the team with the aims of the review aligned with the feedback received from centres, employers and students in the consultation exercise concluded earlier this year – and then agree the first steps in the development. The focus of the first meeting was on actual and possible amendments to units in the HNC (HND year 1) and to…

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