Can you help?

Me and my team are helped by four important committees, without which we couldn’t do our job. These are:

Sector Panel: The Sector Panel provides strategic guidance about business, industrial, technological and educational trends to ensure that Computing qualifications are relevant, appropriate and up-to-date. Members include representatives of industry, universities, colleges, schools, training centres and national agencies.

Qualification Support Team: The QST helps us maintain qualifications by advising how existing qualifications can be kept up to date and supported in centres, such as suggesting support materials that would help educators and learners. The QST consists of practicing teachers, lecturers and trainers.

Lead Person Network: This committee comprises representatives of each college in Scotland. We use it to communicate and consult with colleges. The idea is that each representative cascades the information that we provide to everyone within their college.

Qualification Development Teams: QDTs develop new qualifications and revise existing qualifications. A unique QDT is created for each development, and typically comprises people with an interest in the new qualification.

During the current health emergency, we’ve moved these committees online, which has worked well. So well, in fact, that we plan to continue working this way in future. We’re always looking for new members for the committees. The time commitment is small.  The meetings are (now) online. The Sector Panel and QST are standing committees, which formally meet once a year. The QDTs come and go as needed. The LPN is an online group.

These committees make a real difference to learners lives. Having the opportunity to study data science, for example, at school or college can lead to a career in this field — and help the nation. So if you have an interest in computing and you have experience of business, industry, education or training, we’d be delighted to hear from you. The recently retired are welcome so that we can benefit from their experience.

Please contact us if you’d like to find out more or volunteer for one of the committees.

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