NPA PC Passport review – survey for centres, learners, and industry

In our October 2023 blog post we reached out to let you know of our plans to review the NPA PC Passport qualifications. I’m pleased to announce that this review is now underway, and survey links were sent out yesterday (Wednesday 24 January). A survey was sent to all centres who currently deliver or have delivered the full NPA PC Passport award(s) at any level in the past two years. However, if you do not deliver the full award, but…

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NPA PC Passport – review

The following NPA PC Passport qualifications are due for review and we are looking for subject specialists to carry out scoping work to establish if these qualifications are fit for purpose: SCQF level 4 GL31 44 SCQF level 5 GL32 45 SCQF level 6 GL33 46 These qualifications focus on work-based packages and can become dated over time. Therefore, the aim of this review is to establish currency and relevancy of skills in this area, both now and for the future. Following…

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NPA Digital Literacies SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6 (GT75 44/GT76 45/GT77 46) – unit assessments now available on SOLAR

Last year, as part of our revision work, we revised our National Progression Awards (NPAs) in Digital Passport (GJ7W 44, GJ7X 45 and GJ7Y 46), and we changed the title to NPA Digital Literacies. The new Group Award codes are GT75 44 (SCQF level 4), GT76 45 (SCQF level 5) and GT77 46 (SCQF level 6). We are pleased to let you know that SOLAR assessments are now available for the Information Literacy units J6B6 44 (SCQF level 4), J6B6…

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New NPA Digital Passport qualification available at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6

We are pleased to advise that our new National Progression Awards titled ‘Digital Passport’ are now available. The development of these awards came about following a review of some of our existing digital qualifications and the feedback we received from practitioners. View our blog post on revisions to Digital qualifications. These are new qualifications. They do not replace the existing Digital Passport qualifications (GJ7W 44, GJ7X 45 and GJ7Y 46), which have recently been revised and are now titled ‘Digital…

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Digital qualifications portfolio revisions

Last year, we revised some of our National Progression Awards. These important changes are summarised in our changes table: Changes table – summary The previous versions of these qualifications will run in tandem with the new versions until July 2025. Therefore, it is very important to use the correct group award codes and unit codes when searching for qualifications, or, when referring to them in any communications to us. Please use the changes table to check the correct titles and…

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NU Internet Safety (J5V4 44) – assessment now available on SOLAR

Last year, we revised the Internet Safety (H1F6 10) unit. The new version is titled Internet Safety (J5V4 44). We are pleased to let you know that a new SOLAR assessment is now available for this unit. The assessment covers the knowledge and practical skills of the unit’s three outcomes. The assessment is now live and can be accessed via the SOLAR platform. If you need to be set up to access SOLAR, please get in touch with the team…

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NPA Digital Skills (GT5Y 43) – assessments now available on SOLAR

We are pleased to let you know that SOLAR assessments are now available for NPA Digital Skills SCQF level 3. The individual assessments, which cover all knowledge and practical outcomes of the award’s three units (Computer Applications J5V1 43, Computer Basics J5V2 43, and Digital Basics J5V3 43), are now live and can be accessed via the SOLAR platform. If you need to be set up to access SOLAR, please get in touch with the team via the SOLAR website.

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National Progression Award G9FC 45 Digital Media Animation (SCQF level 5)

We are carrying out a review of the qualification and assessment materials for NPA Digital Media Animation. We would value your opinion of the current award and its surround and if you think it is fit for purpose. By completing this survey your help will be invaluable in making sure potential improvements are identified. Please submit survey responses by 28 October. Thank you in advance.

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Changes to qualifications in the digital portfolio

Please note that following recent revision work, including updates to unit specifications, changes have been made to some of the National Progression Awards in the digital portfolio. These changes are summarised in the table below and relate mainly to qualification titles and codes. For more details, please refer to the group award specification for each qualification. These can be accessed through the subject page of our website. The previous versions of these qualifications will run in tandem with the new…

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New National Progression Award proposal – flexible Computing/Digital frameworks SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6

Focus group practitioners delivering some of SQA’s digital awards have requested a National Progression Award that lets them meet the needs of different learners by having more choice in the units they offer. Before developing qualifications, we need to make sure that there is a demand for them, that the content will give learners the skills they need and that centres can deliver them. Have a look at the unit options proposed for each level: NPAs digital computing proposals SQCF…

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