I attended a meeting at Learning & Teaching Scotland this morning to discuss how LTS can support the new HN awards in Computing/IT. Mohammed Asif of LTS is keen to work with SQA to develop training programmes to help Scottish colleges deliver the new (or revised) qualifications.
There has been lots of changes in the last year. There are new awards (such as HNC/D Computer Networking) and updated awards (such as HNC/D Computing). Some of the units within these awards feature new technology or new skills and LTS is hoping to provide training to college lecturers.
This was a preliminary meeting and nothing definite was decided- but we agreed in principle to work together to ease the introduction of these new qualifications. Mohammed will work on a training programme to provide a range of training options to lecturers.