Is disruption in the TV industry already underway?

In the past 5-10 years we have seen huge disruption in traditional industries due to the evolution of technology – Tourism (Air BnB, Expedia etc), taxis (Uber), Take-out dining (JustEat etc), clothing/greeting cards (on-demand personalised items). etc. Services such as Netflix. Amazon Prime, Sky TV store, Britbox and YouTube are profoundly changing the way we consume visual content including film as well as TV. Here is an article that discusses the issue and potential implications. How will TV broadcasters, Film…

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HN Accounting Network Event

The HN Accounting Network Event was held on Thursday 28th January 2021. Thank you to everyone who managed to come along and participate.  We are especially grateful to Kim Tree (SEV), David Greentree, Fife College, Sarah Sutherland, Inverness College UHI, Charlie Thomson, Dundee and Angus College and Carolyn Gilchrist, City of Glasgow College for their support on the day delivering engaging presentations. The event outlined the support available and allowed the sharing of ideas and experiences. The presentations did this…

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Changes to SVQ and SQA Accredited Qualifications

The following SVQ has been extended to 31/01/24: SVQ in Insurance SCQF Level 8, GJ2C 24 which was due to lapse on 31/01/21 has been extended and will now lapse on 31/01/24 and finish on 31/01/28. The following Diplomas and SVQ have been withdrawn w/e/f 31/01/21: Diploma in Business Accounting Practice at SCQF level 8 GJ0Y 48 Diploma in Management Consulting Practice at SCQF level 8 GJ10 48 Diploma in Tax Practice at SCQF level 8 GJ11 48 Diploma in…

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NC Accounting – Internal Assessment Guidance

Guidance has been prepared to help centres adapt unit assessments to fit COVID-19 conditions across the country. It is designed to enable a standardised approach to making assessment decisions across all centres whilst still allowing for some flexibility. The guidance is available on the NC Accounting webpage. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47324.html  

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Digital Technologies for Administrators HH82 34

The SOLAR assessments for Digital Technologies for Administrators HH82 34 has been retired in place of the new material. The new material can be found on the SQA secure website. For any further information please contact Caitlin.boyle@sqa.org.uk

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NPA Financial Services SCQF Level 6

The NPA Financial Services, SCQF Level 6, GL6W 46 has been reviewed and replaced with a new Award, NPA Financial Services, SCQF Level 6 GR3Y 46 https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/77113.html.  In response to centre feedback, and in conjunction with SDS, the Work Placement unit has been removed from the new award to support and facilitate positive outcomes for learners. This is the only change to the Award. GL6W 46 is now in its lapsing period with a finish date of 31/07/2023.  Centres should…

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SVQ Business and Administration NOS update

SVQ Business and Administration NOS update project has been commissioned. Instructus will be working on updating this NOS suite and would appreciate if you could please fill in this initial survey below and disseminate it to those who you may think would like to provide feedback. https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/SazbxN For further information please contact Caitlin.boyle@sqa.org.uk

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CIMA online Business Game

CIMA have launched an online Business game which allows you to put yourself in the role of a Management Accountant.  There are a number of questions where you can give recommendations and earn points! The pass mark for the CIMA online Business game is 15 and a CIMA Certificate will be emailed out to winners! Why don’t you give it a try – have fun. Link to the CIMA Game CIMA Business game: Mackintosh-Grant

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Social Enterprise in Education 2020 Awards

Social Enterprise in Education 2020 Awards – the good news is, you can join from wherever you are and at whatever time you like! Despite the many challenges this year, we have been so impressed with the young people around the world who have continued to create positive change in their communities. We can’t celebrate in person but we still wanted to recognise the hard work and commitment of the young people and teachers we work with and help them…

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HN Units Added/Revised

The following units have been added/revised to the group awards below; HNC/HND Accounting Group Awards have been updated to include an additional 3 optional units.  2 units have also been revised. The additional optional units are: Big Data – H8W8 34 Developing Software: Introduction– H173 34 Cyber Resilience – HT9V 34 The revised units are: Economic Issues: An Introduction – J462 34 (unit F7J8 34 lapsing 31.07.21) Statistics for Business – J45X 34 (unit F84K 35 lapsing 31.07.20) Full details can…

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