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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

PC Passport changes

PC Passport was first introduced in 2004 and rapidly became SQA's most pupular vocational qualification. It was revised in 2007 to make it compatible with the National Occupational Standards for IT. We also took the opportunity to update its structure and contents.

Whenever major changes are made to any award, there are errors and ommisions and we've had a lot of feedback from centres about inconsistencies in the units and errors in the assessments. So, a few months ago, I commissioned Elaine Cunninghame, of Paisley Grammar School, to review the units and assessments and identify these errors.

I met with Elaine this afternoon to discuss her findings. It all seemed good, with sensible suggestions about to improve units and assessments. I should emphasise that these changes are small clarifications and improvements to the PC Passport suite of awards. It's not PC Passport v3.

It will take some time to "operationalise" these changes but you can expect to see the improved units and assessments appear in the autumn.

In the meantime, contact Hilary for anything to do with PC Passport.

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