The Sector Panel suggested that we look at qualifications relating to mobile phone technology so Hilary and me met with Jim Krieger, of Anniesland College, this morning to discuss a proposal from Jim for a new NPA in Mobile Technology.
It seems a good idea to me. We discussed the possibility of developing a suite of awards at SCQF Levels 4, 5 and 6 (just as we did with the new NPAs in Computer Games Development). The awards would be quite small, consisting of a new National Units at each level. There was a general view that such awards would be very popular in schools and colleges, and contribute towards the goals of a Curriculum for Excellence.
SQA has a new process for approving developments such as this (and part of that process is to check that we have the capacity to actually carry out the work) so I couldn't make any commitments today but it sounds like a good idea that we should take forward to the next stage.