SQA COMPUTING    Bobby Elliott                 Qualifications ManagerQUALIFICATIONS   bobby.elliott@sqa.org.              ...
CONTENTS OFPRESENTATION• Current portfolio• Current developments • HN Review• Links with vendors• Educational and external...
COMPUTING TEAMcaroline.douglas@sqa.org.uk                        hilary.weir@sqa.org.uk
http://sqacomputing.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/sqacomputing
PORTFOLIO   The current vocational            Computing portfolio
PDAs    HNDs    HNCs    HigherNational Units  National Certificates    NPAs    Nation    al Units
CURRENT   Review of HN awards               and other currentDEVELOPMENTS   developments
QUALIFICATIONDEVELOPMENT PROCESSIndividualsQSTsSector Panel               QDTOther
HN REVIEW                   HND                 Computing      HND         HNC          HND   Computing:    Technical   Co...
HNC COMPUTINGMandatory units (6 credits)   Computer Systems Fundamentals   Developing Software: Introduction   Troubles...
Credit                Unit title            Level            Type    Vendor         Writer            Vetter      Verifier...
HNC COMPUTINGMore up-to-date Professionalism & Ethics, Cloud Computing, Ethical  Hacking, Convergence TechnologiesMore re...
SUPPORT MATERIALSAssessment exemplars All HNC mandatory units  Three published to date  All published by 1 August Opti...
THINGS TO DO…• Finalise HNDs    HND Computing    HND Computing: Networking    HND Computing: Technical Support    HND ...
http://hnreview.blogspot.com/
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS• E-Commerce units (SCQF Levels 6, 7, 8)• NC Computer Games (SCQF Level 6)• NC Digital Media Computing (...
HN 2.0• Using Web 2.0 for summative assessment  in the new HNC• Social assessment• Smart assessment• Integrated assessment...
VENDORS   Links with vendors          within SQA awards
Vendor                         Vendor Course                      Specific SQA Group Award (If       Optional within NC/HN...
NEW WAY OF WORKINGWITH VENDORSVendor credits                 Centres deliver                 SQA adds to  and levels      ...
VENDOR AWARDSWITHIN NEW HN•   Pilot (reviewed 2013)•   Vendor “box” within options•   Capped at 25% of overall award•   Ac...
TRENDS   Trends in computing         and computer education
TRENDSEducational                   Technological Regionalisation              Cloud Computing Funding changes         ...
CHALLENGES &   Challenges and                opportunities forOPPORTUNITIES   colleges and their staff
Challenges                 Opportunities Keeping up-to-date        Get involved  Curricular changes        Sector Pane...
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James watt staff presentation

  1. 1. SQA COMPUTING Bobby Elliott Qualifications ManagerQUALIFICATIONS bobby.elliott@sqa.org. uk
  2. 2. CONTENTS OFPRESENTATION• Current portfolio• Current developments • HN Review• Links with vendors• Educational and external trends• Challenges and opportunities
  3. 3. COMPUTING TEAMcaroline.douglas@sqa.org.uk hilary.weir@sqa.org.uk
  4. 4. http://sqacomputing.blogspot.com/
  5. 5. http://twitter.com/sqacomputing
  6. 6. PORTFOLIO The current vocational Computing portfolio
  7. 7. PDAs HNDs HNCs HigherNational Units National Certificates NPAs Nation al Units
  8. 8. CURRENT Review of HN awards and other currentDEVELOPMENTS developments
  9. 9. QUALIFICATIONDEVELOPMENT PROCESSIndividualsQSTsSector Panel QDTOther
  10. 10. HN REVIEW HND Computing HND HNC HND Computing: Technical Computin Computing: Networking Support g HND Computing: Software Developmen t
  11. 11. HNC COMPUTINGMandatory units (6 credits) Computer Systems Fundamentals Developing Software: Introduction Troubleshooting Computing Problems Team Working in Computing Professionalism & Ethics in Computing Graded Unit (Examination)Optional units (6 credits) Cloud Computing Computer Forensics Ethical Hacking
  12. 12. Credit Unit title Level Type Vendor Writer Vetter Verifier value DavidCloud Computing 7 1 New George Banks McDade GraemeComputer Networking: Fundamentals 7 1 New Chris Deegan Downey DerekComputer Systems Fundamentals 7 1 New Janice Maxted Chris Jones SummersConvergence Technologies 8 2 New CompTIA Ted Hastings Chris Jones PeteDatabases: Introduction 7 1 New George Banks AinsworthDeveloping for the World Wide Web: Robert 7 2 New Fiona MurninThe Mobile User Experience Mulligan NicolaHuman Computer Interaction 7 1 New Fiona Murnin Houston DerekIntroduction to Developing Software 7 1 New Gillian Leitch Pauline Belford SummersManaging a Web Server 7 1 New Linux/MS George Banks Shaun Miller MagnusMobile Technology 8 1 New Chris Jones Tullock DerekOpen Source Operating Systems 1 8 1 New Linux Shaun Miller Ted Hastings SummersProfessionalism & Ethics in Derek 7 1 New Anne Russell Ted HastingsComputing SummersRelational Database Management Hugh 8 2 Major Oracle Frank DuffySystems McDiarmid DerekServer Administration 8 2 New Microsoft Ted Hastings Chris Jones Summers Vivien DerekTeam Working in Computing 7 1 New Gillian Leitch Gallacher Summers DerekTroubleshooting Computing Problems 7 1 New Ted Hastings Janice Maxted SummersWorking in IT 8 2 New Anne Russell Chris Jones
  13. 13. HNC COMPUTINGMore up-to-date Professionalism & Ethics, Cloud Computing, Ethical Hacking, Convergence TechnologiesMore relevant Core skills in context  Team Working in Computing Key skills  Computer Systems Fundamentals  Developing Software: IntroductionLess assessment 55% reduction compared to old HNCMore support…
  14. 14. SUPPORT MATERIALSAssessment exemplars All HNC mandatory units  Three published to date  All published by 1 August Optional units  Additional 32 packs coming  Mandatory and optional units in HNC/Ds  ETA Autumn 2012Teaching and learning E-learning materials for five units  Mandatory units in HNC  ETA September2012
  15. 15. THINGS TO DO…• Finalise HNDs  HND Computing  HND Computing: Networking  HND Computing: Technical Support  HND Computing: Software Development• Arrange validation event• Conduct validation• Create Arrangements• Code and publish
  16. 16. http://hnreview.blogspot.com/
  17. 17. OTHER DEVELOPMENTS• E-Commerce units (SCQF Levels 6, 7, 8)• NC Computer Games (SCQF Level 6)• NC Digital Media Computing (SCQF Levels 4, 5, 6)• PC Passport (SCQF Levels 4, 5, 6)• HNC/D Information Technology
  18. 18. HN 2.0• Using Web 2.0 for summative assessment in the new HNC• Social assessment• Smart assessment• Integrated assessment  Knowledge: forum  Practical abilities: blog
  19. 19. VENDORS Links with vendors within SQA awards
  20. 20. Vendor Vendor Course Specific SQA Group Award (If Optional within NC/HN Applicable) Awards HNC/D Computing Microsoft Certified Desktop Support HNC/D Information Technician PDA in Desktop Support at SCQF Level 7 Technology HNC/D Computer Networking Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator HNC/D Computing PDA in System Administration at SCQF Microsoft Level 7 HNC/D Computer Networking Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer PDA in Systems Engineering at SCQF HNC/D Computer Level 8 Networking Microsoft Visual Basic (MVB) PDA Advanced Certificate in Software - Development (Microsoft Visual Basic) Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) PDA Certificate in Office Applications HNC/D Computing (Microsoft Office) Microsoft Windows 2000 PDA Advanced Certificate in Networking HNC/D Computer (Microsoft Windows 2000) Networking Microsoft Digital Literacy NC Digital Media NPA in Digital Literacy at SCQF Level 3 Computing CompTIA A+, Network+ & Server+ HNC/D Computing PDA in Computer Support at SCQF Level 7 HNC/D Computer Networking Strata No Specific Group Award (aspects N/A throughout various awards)Oracle Internet Academy Oracle Internet Academy Program – HNC/D Computing Introduction to Computer Science and PDA in Database Programming at SCQF Level 8 HNC/D Information Business Technology HNC/D ComputingCisco Network Academy Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) PDA in Network Technology at SCQF HNC/D Information Level 8 TechnologyHNC/D Computer Networking - PDA in Applications of ICT in Libraries at - SCQF Level 7 ICTL - PDA in Applications of ICT in Libraries at - SCQF Level 8 ITIL ITIL Foundation Exam PDA in IT Service Management at SCQF HNC/D Computing
  21. 21. NEW WAY OF WORKINGWITH VENDORSVendor credits Centres deliver SQA adds to and levels SQA and frameworksqualifications vendor awards
  22. 22. VENDOR AWARDSWITHIN NEW HN• Pilot (reviewed 2013)• Vendor “box” within options• Capped at 25% of overall award• Actual vendor qualifications • SCQF credited and levelled• No shadow units• Vendor responsibility to seek inclusion• QST decides on inclusion
  23. 23. TRENDS Trends in computing and computer education
  24. 24. TRENDSEducational Technological Regionalisation  Cloud Computing Funding changes  Mobile technology HN Review  App development Curriculum for excellence E-learning and e- assessment Web 2.0/social media MOOCs
  25. 25. CHALLENGES & Challenges and opportunities forOPPORTUNITIES colleges and their staff
  26. 26. Challenges Opportunities Keeping up-to-date  Get involved  Curricular changes  Sector Panel  Technological changes  Qualification Support  CPD Teams Engaging learners  Qualification Development Teams  New learners  Unit writing  New ways of teaching and learning  Assessment exemplars  New ways of assessing  Become an External Verifier Improving  Teaching and achievement learning  Pass rates opportunities  Progression  Exciting field!

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