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Wednesday, 9 April 2008

PC Passport - Credit Transfer

The SQA has created a guide to credit arrangements for PC Passport. These arrangements cover centres and candidates who may be undertaking the existing version of PC Passport, who wish to obtain credit for units in the refreshed version of PC Passport.

It is recommended that centres note that registration of candidates for the existing version of PC Passport will only be accepted by the SQA only until July 2008. Candidates cannot be registered for the existing version of PC Passport after 31st July 2008.

Registered candidates of the existing version have until July 2009 to complete the award and centres should consult the credit transfer document to find out arrangements for gaining credit into the refreshed version of PC Passport.

The refreshed version of PC Passport also recognises industry qualifications and arrangements have been made to facilitate recognition of Certiport’s IC3 and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications for all versions of Microsoft Office.

Centres should note only the full vendor exam pass certificate will be accepted. Examples of these can be found under the Entering candidates section on the PC Passport website.

PC Passport Summary guides for credit transfer together with the full detailed credit transfer document can be found at: www.sqa.org.uk/pcpassport under the credit transfer arrangements section on the left hand side.

PC Passport is one of the fastest growing qualifications in Scotland attracting over 20,000 candidates annually. Contact your local SQA centre to find out more.

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