Thursday, 26 October 2006

Graded Unit - Interim Guidance Note

Today our HN Product Team circulated an interim Guidance Note containing information on Graded Units.

The information in the guidance note has been collated responses from a preliminary evaluation of Graded Units across all sectoral areas undertaken earlier this year.

The information contained within this note provides clarification on various issues relating to Graded Units and shall be posted on the SQA website over the next week or so.

In the meantime, if you would like a copy of this e-mailed to you - please get in touch with myself.

Wednesday, 18 October 2006

HN Computing On-line Learning Materials

We are in the process of finalising the production of the online learning material CD-ROMs (HTML & SCORM v1.2) which will be distributed to all FE centres over the next few weeks for upload to their own VLEs.

This material will cover the following HN Units:

DH2T 34 - Computer Architecture 1
D75X 34 - Information Technology: Applications Software 1
DH3E 35 - Software Development: Structured Programming
DH35 34 - Computing: Planning
DH33 34 - Computer Operating Systems 1
DH21 34 - Working within a Project Team

If you would like to view this material on-line, click on the 'title' of this blog entry and it will direct you to the website where all materials are published.

Tuesday, 10 October 2006

A letter is on its way to each centre ....

A Heads of Computing meeting has been called for the 2nd of November (up to two attendees per centre) in the Thistle Hotel, Cambridge Street, Glasgow starting at 10am (planned finish 3pm) where the following will be discussed -
  • To bring FE centres up-to-date with the current developments
  • Opportunities that are arising from the DIVA project
  • Proposed NPA and PDA developments
  • Trends in Computing
If you are a Head of Computing in an FE Centre (or their representative) then a booking can be made at the following link -

We have been working on a number of events which may assist your centre and the date of each of these events will be circulated on the 2nd of November. Please contact Angela Lees ( 0845 213 5475 if you require further information relating to this Heads of Computing event.

Mike Jannetta
0845 213 5473

Tuesday, 3 October 2006

IT SVQs - Online Survey

We are currently undertaking some research into various aspects relating to the following IT SVQs:

IT Practitioner Levels 1 & 2
IT Professional Levels 3, 4 & 5

We would appreciate if you could take a few moments of your time to undertake an online survey by clicking on the URL below:

All responses will be treated as confidential.

Thank you in advance.