Angela and I met with Walter Patterson and Bill Brown yesterday, to discuss developments relating to the new National Certificate at Level 6 (Higher). We've been so busy in the last few months with the level 4/5 awards (which are available to centres now) that we had somewhat neglected this work.
So yesterday was a catch-up meeting. We made important decisions about dates and who would do what. We agreed a validation date in January (provisionally the 17th) so, assuming we get a few conditions to clear up, the Level 6 award should be available to centres from March.
We also discussed a whole raft of new National Progression Awards that we plan to develop during the next 12 months (some of which are very exciting such as NPAs in Digital Gaming, and Animation). These awards would sit inside the National Certificates but could be offered stand-alone in schools or colleges. We're working on a timeline for these awards, with our priority being level 4 and 5 awards. But they will all be available by next October.
Please contact Angela for more information on the National Certificate or National Progression Awards.