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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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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