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SCOTTISH QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY HND Frameworks Launch Sept 2012: Implications for Centres Sharon ONeil Qualifications Manager.

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2 SCOTTISH QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY HND Frameworks Launch Sept 2012: Implications for Centres Sharon ONeil Qualifications Manager

3 Administration and Information Technology Business Business with Accounting Business with Human Resource Management Business with Information Technology Business with Marketing Financial Services HND Frameworks

4 HND Frameworks start & end dates HNDCurrent code HND end date New Code HND start date Administration & ITG872 16July 2013GE7W 16Aug 2012 BusinessG7V4 16July 2013GE7X 16Aug 2012 Business with AccountingG7M0 16July 2013GE7Y 16Aug 2012 Business with HRMG7M4 16July 2013GE7V 16Aug 2012 Business with ITG7LW 16July 2013GE81 16Aug 2012 Business with MarketingG7M2 16July 2013GE80 16Aug 2012 Financial ServicesG7LY 16July 2013GE9R 16Aug 2012

5 Student starts 2010, commences HND 2011, student will complete HND programme July 2013 SEPTEMBER 2010 – start programme SEPTEMBER 2011 – start HND JULY 2013 – complete HND Student will graduate having achieved HND Business – G7V4 16 (old framework) For example…….

6 Student starts 2011, commences HND 2012, student will complete HND programme July 2014 SEPTEMBER 2011 – start programme SEPTEMBER 2012 – start HND JULY 2014 – complete HND Student will graduate having achieved HND Business – GE7X 16 (new framework) For example…….

7 This means……. All centres will be delivering 2 HND frameworks (per subject) to 2 different cohorts for one academic year – September 2012 to July * Use of the correct HND and Unit codes will be particularly important for centres

8 HND frameworks Some new Unit specifications, including Graded Units (F codes and H codes) New Assessment Exemplars (for new Units) New Course Tutor Guide – for each HND Information for all new HNDs on website – Unit specifications and Assessment Exemplars. Information for old frameworks on website until the finish date – August 2013

9 HND frameworks cont. Useful resources – SQA Academy Useful guidance – Error Tolerance Guidance and worked example for Accounting Internal Assessment Reports – specific to China FAQ Documents (issues raised May and September 2012) Update Letters Copies of presentations and materials from September Launch Event

10 HND frameworks cont. Important points to note: - changes are minor and improve qualifications - Course Tutor Guides (including qualifications framework) available on SQA website - additional information available to help and support centres - full knowledge of revised HND = effective delivery of HND = candidates who achieve = successful centres

11 HND frameworks cont. Centres must check website regularly – Unit specifications, Assessment Exemplars, Course Tutor Guides etc. Additional information on website – to support centres with delivery and assessment Centres will be given Updates via website Assessment Exemplars must remain secure

12 HND frameworks contd. Good Practice for centres to regularly review all materials used and to update as appropriate After August 2013 material from old Units/Assessment Exemplars can be used for learning and practice assessment

13 Any questions???

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