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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Review update – digital vocational qualifications SCQF levels 3 – 6

As you may know, revisions to some of our digital qualifications began last summer. This work is almost complete, and we hope to start developing assessments for revised units very soon. All revised qualifications will be available for candidate registrations from August 2022, but centres will be able to access units from our website as soon as they are validated and published. We still need writer/s to update the current units for Network Literacy at SCQF levels 4, 5 and…

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Contracted Revision of Network Literacy Units

If you are interested, please see this tweet for further information and the unit specifications below: Network Literacy SCQF level 4 Network Literacy SCQF level 5 Network Literacy SCQF level 6  

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Review of digital vocational qualifications SCQF levels 3 – 6

We have now gathered feedback from our recent survey on the changes proposed to the units and assessments under review and will be starting work on these revisions shortly. As always, we contract practitioners to work with us to write, vet and provide additional support to our qualifications. If you are interested in getting involved in this review please complete and return the attached Expression of Interest form to qualsdigital@sqa.org.uk or get in touch if you would like further information.…

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Review of Digital vocational qualifications SCQF levels 3-6

As you may know from a previous blog post, we are currently reviewing the following awards and units in our digital portfolio: NPA Digital Literacy (SCQF level 3) NPA Digital Passport (SCQF levels 4-6) NPA Social Software (SCQF level 4) NUs Computer Basics (SCQF levels 3-4) Following consultation with a focus group including teachers, lecturers and training providers several recommendations have been proposed. Please help us to ensure these proposals are the right steps to take by completing and returning…

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Review of Digital vocational qualifications SCQF levels 3-6

The past year has been a very challenging one for us all however, there is no doubt that it is more important than ever that learners have opportunities to gain digital skills. Several units and awards in the digital portfolio are now due for review and are listed below. Please use the following links to access Group Award and Unit specifications for more information. NPA Digital Literacy (SCQF level 3) SCQF level 3 Group Award code: GL06 43 NPAs Digital…

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Digital literacy – collaborators wanted!

The digital world changes rapidly and constantly. Specifically in digital literacy, it is challenging to keep qualifications up to date to meet the needs of learners now and for their future. We need to take cognisance of existing government policy and skills frameworks as well as the expectations of educational practitioners and employers. We are well into the 21st century and want all citizens to be confident using digital tools. They should benefit from processes made more agile by communication and…

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Recruiting for a vetter

SQA are producing an additional ASP for the Social Media for Business Unit (HT9P 35), which is part of the HNC/D Technologies in Business award. We are now recruiting for a vetter for the ASP. If you are interested in becoming involved in this work, please contact the Digital Literacy team at qualsdigital@sqa.org.uk.

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SQA Article

Digital Learning Guides for Get Online Week. How can you help someone to get online for the first time? Why not try the ‘Get Online’ digital guide? It will take them through the basic steps of using a computer and may give them the confidence to take the next steps to becoming digitally aware.

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Get Online Week

As part of Get Online Week, we wanted to highlight the Digital Learning Guides that SQA produced as part of our commitment to the Scottish Government’s Digital Participation Charter. The guides have been widely used to help people become more digitally confident. Robert worked as a Community Janitor with a local housing authority; changes to his job required him to carry out tasks such as complete timesheets online and take digital photographs to send via email. Robert didn’t have any…

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