SQA has received money from the Scottish Funding Council to improve articulation from colleges to universities. We plan to form subject-based Qualification Review Teams (QRTs) to take this forward in each area. So, I will be leading the QRT for Computing. This QRT will look at ways of improving articulation from the new HND awards to degree courses.
We will look at various ways of doing this including, but not limited to, changing the structure of the awards, offering alternative assessment approaches, and providing guidance about teaching and learning. The structural changes would be limited to something like the addition of one, or more, units designed to improve progression (such as a a unit on study skills).
It's an important and exciting project. And we're looking for college representatives to join the QDT. Ideally, you would be a promoted member of staff, with current or previous experience of teaching HNC/D Computing, and an interest in, and knowledge of, articulation between college and university. If you fit some or all of those criteria and you are interested in joining the QDT, please contact Caroline. Your college will be paid for release, and your travel expenses will be paid (including overnight when necessary).
The first meeting takes place on Tuesday, 25 September.