HN Accounting Network Event

The HN Accounting Network Event was held via MS Teams on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.  It was great to get together and share information.  An SQA update was provided by the Qualifications Manager, Tony Hamilton, and Kim Tree gave the SEV update.  Two delivering centres also delivered presentations, one on the Flipped Classroom method of Teaching and the other on the progress of the Next Generation HNC Accounting review which is underway. Thank you to everyone who came along, we…

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SVQs in Business and Administration Extension

We have been working closely with Instructus on the revision of level 5 and level 6 Business and Administration frameworks, and these have now been approved. We plan to have the appropriate support materials and web pages by end of November 2022. To allow us to get the relevant support materials and web pages in place, a six-month extension to all existing SVQs in Business and Administration has been approved, and will run to late November: For any further information…

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HN Business Launch Event

Our HN Business Launch Event took place on Thursday, 3rd March 2022 virtually via MS Teams. There were around 60 delegates at the event. We received a lot of positive engagement with centres. Tony Hamilton, Qualification Manager gave an update on the background and aims of the Business review. We had representations from our Qualification Development Team provide detailed updates the following unit changes; Accounting for Business: An Introduction J56F 34 Preparing Financial Forecasts J577 35 Business Law J56B 34…

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National Certificate Administration – update

Database for Administrators at SCQF level 6 A above unit has been added to the National Certificate in Administration (GR7W 45) as an additional optional unit. The group award specification has been updated to include the new optional unit; it is available on the NQGA webpage: National Certificate Administration An Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) has been published on the secure site for the new unit. As a reminder the previous award (G99P 45) has entered its lapsing period and will finish…

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HN Financial Services GP09 15/GP0A 16

The HNC/HND Financial Services Group Awards have been updated to include the following additional optional units: J56F 34 – Accounting for Business: An Introduction and J56C 34 Business Fundamentals with Emerging Technologies Full details can be found in the group award specification document: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/67626.html      

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Quality Network Week-SVQs in Providing Financial Services

As part of SQA’s Quality Network Week we were delighted to host an online event, SVQs in Providing Financial Services, on Wednesday 6th October 2021. The event provided an opportunity to network and share experiences and best practice. We would like to thank Gail Pincott of BPP Education Group and Elaine Barr and Alex Mackenzie of Limelight Careers for their excellent presentations.  They shared steps taken to mitigate the challenges of delivering and assessing in the current environment as a…

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NC Administration update

Earlier this year, we announced that the revision of the National Certificate in Administration was complete, with the new award available for entry from August 2021. The current award (G99P 45) has entered its lapsing period, and will finish on 31 July 2023. The new award (GR7W 45) will be available from 01 August 2021. The revised group award specification is available on the subject web page. The assessment support packs (ASPs) for the revised national unit specifications are now available…

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CIMA Virtual Open Day

Are you considering the CIMA Professional Qualification?  If so you may be interested in a Virtual Open Day they are hosting on Friday, 25 June  at 12.30pm BST. You’ll hear about CIMA students’ experiences, pathways and exemption options, career opportunities and more.  Book a spot at  https://www.cimaglobal.com/Events/Events/virtual-open-day/    

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HN Accounting Group Awards G9M5 15/G9M6 16

The HN Accounting Group Awards have been updated to include the following optional unit: Investment H9AM 35 Full details can be found in the Group Award Specification document: G9M515andG9M616.pdf (sqa.org.uk)

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New HNC/D Business GT04 15 GT05 16

The new HNC and HND Business Award (GT04 15 and GT05 16) is now available.  The new group award specification and unit specifications are available via our unit search web page. Some of the assessment support packs (ASPs) are available on the SQA Secure website – we are working on the remainder and aim to publish them by August 2021, but will confirm the date via SQA News at a later stage.  Please note that the end date for HNC Business…

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