Good news for centres offering the new IT User SVQs - from today you can enter trainees for the new awards.
Although the awards were available from 1 August, the SQA system was not able to accept registrations. The problem was caused by the flexibility of the new awards and the difficulty in programming the conditions of award on the SQA system. This problem has now been resolved.
We recently submitted the IT Practitioner awards for accreditation. We're hoping that these are available to centres from 1 January 2005. Please contact Jack Coleman directly if you want to find out more about the Practitioner awards.
You can find out more about the new IT awards at the E-Skills website. Don't forget to subscribe to the SVQ community to keep up-to-date with developments. Contact Shirley Sampson if you require information or assistance on any aspect of the new SVQs.