The annual SVQ Quality Network meeting was held today in Jury's Inn (Glasgow). Twenty two training providers attended. The purpose of QN meetings is to share good practice (between verifiers and centres) but today's meeting was dominated by the changes to the IT User SVQs.
Chris Morrow of E-Skills attended and provided an overview of the main changes to the National Occupational Standards. Jack Robertson (SQA) showed how the new Standards have been translated into qualifications. I explained the timeline for the introduction of the new awards and encouraged everyone to join the SVQ forum.
The new Standards/qualifications were well received. People liked their flexibility. It was a good meeting.