Friday, 9 December 2011

Awarding Body Forum

I attended one of the quarterly Awarding Body Forum meetings yesterday, which was held in the OCR offices in Coventry. It wasn't the best day for flying and my return flight into Glasgow featured in the national news. But I survived.

These meetings are attended by awarding bodies from all corners of the UK, such as OCR, EdExcel, and BCS. The meeting is chaired by Chris Morrow of E-Skills UK.

The agenda covered a range of topics such as ITQs in English schools and Modern Apprenticeships (MAs), which are particularly important for Scotland since we are in the process of updating the current IT User and IT Professional MAs. SQA will host a meeting about this in January.

England is a complex qualification sector, so these meetings are a good way for me to keep up to date with what's happening in the rest of the UK.

Contact Hilary if you want to know more about SVQs or Modern Apprenticeships.

1 comment:

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