Me and Caroline met with the lead developer for the HNC/D Computer Games project today. Nigel Kennington, of Telford College, is leading this work.
It was really a review meeting, to consider how things were progressing. We had originally hoped to have these qualifications (we are developing an HNC and an HND) validated this month (January 2010) but things have slipped a little. It now looks like the validation event will take place in March.
The draft framework has been available since October, and Nigel has received a lot of feedback on the proposed structure, and also had discussions with various interested parties (such as SkillSet and E-Skills). There have also been specialist workshops and a couple of surveys -- so the consultation has been extensive.
We now looking at validating the HNC/D on Friday, 12 March. This may change, depending on who can make this date, but it will be around this date. We are looking for a college representative for the validation panel so please contact Caroline if you are interested in contributing to the validation process.
Contact Nigel if you want to know more about this development.