Thursday, 5 January 2012

Happy New Year

The team returned to work today. We all had a nice, if wet and windy, holiday.

Last year was a good year for the team. The main development was the HN Review, which culminated in the validation event for HNC Computing in December. We worked hard to develop and promote qualifications for markets outside of Scotland, and we hope that this will bear fruit during the coming year. The annual Heads of Computing event, held in early December, was also a success.

We have a lot planned for 2012. We have to complete the HN Review, which will involve the development of five revised or new awards, and a number of existing awards are due to be reviewed this coming year, including PC Passport. Last year we introduced a satisfaction survey, to find out what we were doing right and wrong, and we plan to continue with this again in 2012.

We also intend to continue with our use of social meda to engage with the sector. This blog has established itself as an important commmunication channel, and our Twitter feed is becoming popular (we currently have 330 followers). The final piece in the jigsaw would be a social network, and we plan to look at services  such as Google Plus to see if this can add to our existing communication tools.

We live in interesting times. The vocational education sector in Scotland, and beyond, is going through a period of rapid change. We appreciate that you need up-to-date qualifications for your learners and we are here to provide them -- so let us know if we can help you in any way.

We hope you have a good 2012, and appreciate you reading this blog.

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