Monday, 25 April 2005
Wednesday, 20 April 2005
Monday, 18 April 2005
Friday, 15 April 2005
Jane has recruited 14 new Scottish teachers to the Oracle Academy programme. The teachers come from various Scottish schools and colleges. They head to California for training this summer. The training takes place in July at UCLA and lasts for eight days (including a free weekend she pointed out!).
We're hoping to jointly develop a hybrid Higher - a single curriculum that covers the Higher Information Systems syllabus as well as the Oracle Academy programme. This sounds like an exciting development which we hope will be available to centres from August 2006.
Thursday, 14 April 2005
I met with Bob this morning to discuss his new role. The BDM role is pretty varied but, as Bob put it, "I'm here to help". More specifically, he's here to develop relationships with SQA's customers, help to resolve problems, and promote SQA's awards within the UK and internationally. Pity he can't also check unit specifications and proof-read assessment exemplars. :-)
Monday, 11 April 2005
Angela is due to begin on Monday 9 May.
Monday, 4 April 2005
- Certificate in Computing Concepts (ComptTIA A+, Network+ and Server+)
- Certificate in Desktop Support (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support)
- Advanced Cert. in Systems Administration (MS Certified Systems Administrator)
- Advanced Cert. in Network Administration (CISCO Certified Network Administrator)
- Diploma in Systems Engineering (MS Certified Systems Engineer).
We're also planning on producing a database qualification linked to Oracle.
The qualifications will consist of units selected from the HNC/D Computer Networking and HNC/D Computing frameworks. I'm hoping to have them available to centres from August. More information from Caroline.
Friday, 1 April 2005
Ted Hastings is leading a team of writers to develop two Professional Development Awards: Certificate in Applications of ICT in Libraries and Advanced Certificate in Applications of ICT in Libraries. The first award is SCQF level 7 and the second one is a mix of level 7 and level 8.
The qualifications are designed for practising librarians - either to certificate their existing skills or to form the basis of a training programme for new starts.
They are due to be validated on 31 May and available to centres in the autumn.