The Accreditation Unit formally approved the new SVQs in Using Information Technology today. These new awards will be available to centres from 1 August.
They're based on the new National Occupational Standards, defined by the E-Skills Sector Skills Council, which are more flexible than the previous Standards.
We're also working on revising the Practitioner Standards and these will be available to centres from 1 January 2005.
You can keep up-to-date with developments by subscribing to the SVQ online community. We're working on a dedicated website within the SQA website to support these new awards. Watch this space.