I met with Loraine Johnston of James Watt College this morning to discuss the progress with the new PDA in Web Design. Loraine is the Lead Developer for this project.
The new PDA is based on the official curriculum for the CIW Web Design Specialist (formally CIW Site Designer) qualification.
The proposed award will consist of three mandatory single credit units at SCQF Level 7. These are currently in the process of being finalised and will also be added to the optional section of the HNC/D Interactive Media awards.
We plan to hold the validation event towards the end of January 2011. The proposed award (i.e. PDA in Web Design at SCQF Level 7) would be available to centres by the 1st March 2011 at the latest.
We have been working closely with CIW over the past few years and have maintained strong links in this area. This new award will sit alongside the existing PDA in Web Technologies: Fundamentals at SCQF Level 7 which is based on CIW Web Foundations qualifications.