I attended one of the quarterly meetings in London today when all of the qualification organisations involved in delivering qualifications linked to the Sector Skills Council (E-Skills) meet to discuss issues relating to those qualifications.
E-Skills used to be only responsible for NVQs and SVQs but over the years has got involved in a large number of IT initiatives. So today's meeting covered a wide range of issues. SQA's main involvement with E-Skills is through SVQs but we also work with E-Skills on a number of other projects and involve them in most of the validation events.
Although most of the agenda is dominated by English matters (such as funding and accreditation), it's a good opportunity to get up-to-date with national initiatives such as Google's Get British Business Online. SQA plans to support this initiative in Scotland.
Contact Hilary if you want to know more about SVQs.