It was pleasing to see so many individuals from centres who attended the recent HN/SVQ Computing & IT Showcase event held at the Radisson Hotel. The event was a chance to network and review the developments or consider the new products that are available. I hope that you or, your centre, went home with up-to-date information which will help you (or your centre). Thanks must go out for the feedback that we have recieved here at the SQA and we will be sending out a CPD certificate to each of those individuals who requested.
The next event is in the initial planning stage and will be based around PDAs (Professional Development Awards) in the coming months (probably December or January). At this event, we will be updating centres on the PDAs available in our area and looking at where we can develop specific PDA awards to fill any gaps. Syd Woods (North Glasgow College) (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been carrying out research in this area and he will gladly listen to your suggestions or provide you with information from his current research.
If you require any additional information on the PDAs that are available then please contact Caroline Douglas (email@example.com) (0845 213 5473).