Team changes

I’m pleased to let you know that Emma has been promoted within SQA. Emma has been my Qualifications Officer (QO) since March 2016 and is becoming a Qualifications Co-ordinator in a different team from Monday (1 March). It’s an internal secondment, lasting 18 months, and I’m actively looking for an internal replacement. The interviews will take place next week and I hope to have a new person within the next few weeks.

In the meantime, there will be some reshuffling of responsibilities. Emma will continue to deal with SVQ/CBQ and Apprenticeships but Helen will take over the rest of Emma’s responsibilities until the new person is in position, when we will carry out a more permanent reshuffling. It’s probably best to use the team e-mail address ( and one of us will pick it up.

This also means that Helen will revert to taking lead officer responsibilities for the review of HNC Computing, as part of HN-NG, which means she is the lead officer for HNC Computing and HND Data Science.

I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Emma for her help over the last five years. I’ve been fortunate to have two such exceptional officers to help me. I’ll let you know the name of the successful candidate when I know and tell you the new division of responsibilities.