National Certificate DIGITAL MEDIA COMPUTING
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Contents of presentation <ul><li>Introduce the new awards </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise you with the contents of each </li...
The awards… <ul><li>National Certificate Digital Media Computing (SCQF Level 4) </li></ul><ul><li>National Certificate Dig...
Aims of the new awards <ul><li>Standardise NC awards across Scotland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design principles </li></ul></u...
NC design principles <ul><li>Consist of 12 credits </li></ul><ul><li>>50% of credits at level of the award </li></ul><ul><...
Structure of awards
<ul><li>Digital Media (Image, Video, Audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet & Web </li></ul><ul><li>Games & Animation </li></ul...
Level 4 Mandatory units
Level 4 Optional units
Level 4 Maths units
Level 5 Mandatory units
Level 5 Optional units
Level 5 Maths units
Level 6 Mandatory units
Level 6 Optional units
Level 6 Maths units
Core skills Level IT Comms Numeracy Problem Solving Working with Others Level 4 Yes (4) Yes (3) Yes (3) Sign Sign Level 5 ...
Assessment <ul><li>K & U through written tests which sample within outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope for MCQ and for e-...
NPA design principles <ul><li>SCQF levels 2-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of two credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least two ...
National Progression Awards <ul><li>NPA Digital Literacy SCQF level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>NPA Internet Technology SCQF level...
NPA Digital Literacy: SCQF 3
NPA Internet Technology: SCQF 4/5
NPA Web Design Fundamentals: SCQF 5
NC and NPAs
Support materials <ul><li>Assessment Support Packs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All mandatory units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><l...
Progression
Support from SQA http://sqacomputing.blogspot.com/
http://ncdmc.jiglu.com/
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National Certificate Digital Media Computing

  1. 1. National Certificate DIGITAL MEDIA COMPUTING
  2. 2. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contents of presentation <ul><li>Introduce the new awards </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarise you with the contents of each </li></ul><ul><li>Help you prepare to deliver them </li></ul><ul><li>Explain what support is available </li></ul>
  4. 4. The awards… <ul><li>National Certificate Digital Media Computing (SCQF Level 4) </li></ul><ul><li>National Certificate Digital Media Computing (SCQF Level 5) </li></ul><ul><li>National Certificate Digital Media Computing (SCQF Level 6) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Aims of the new awards <ul><li>Standardise NC awards across Scotland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design principles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Update the existing National Certificate provision </li></ul><ul><li>Provide additional support to centres </li></ul><ul><li>Improve progression to HN awards </li></ul><ul><li>Improve flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Progression Awards </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. NC design principles <ul><li>Consist of 12 credits </li></ul><ul><li>>50% of credits at level of the award </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory section must comprise minimum of 6 credits (50% of award) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to develop core skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All five core skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aligned to National Occupational Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum of three graded course assessments </li></ul>
  7. 7. Structure of awards
  8. 8. <ul><li>Digital Media (Image, Video, Audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet & Web </li></ul><ul><li>Games & Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware/Software/Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Software Development & programming </li></ul><ul><li>Other (Enterprise, Business, Security) </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics (max of 1) </li></ul>Optional units
  9. 9. Level 4 Mandatory units
  10. 10. Level 4 Optional units
  11. 11. Level 4 Maths units
  12. 12. Level 5 Mandatory units
  13. 13. Level 5 Optional units
  14. 14. Level 5 Maths units
  15. 15. Level 6 Mandatory units
  16. 16. Level 6 Optional units
  17. 17. Level 6 Maths units
  18. 18. Core skills Level IT Comms Numeracy Problem Solving Working with Others Level 4 Yes (4) Yes (3) Yes (3) Sign Sign Level 5 Yes (5) Yes (5) Yes (4) Sign Sign Level 6 Yes (6) Yes (5) Yes (5) Sign Sign
  19. 19. Assessment <ul><li>K & U through written tests which sample within outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope for MCQ and for e-assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance and product evidence from practical assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessor checklists and candidate logs </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. NPA design principles <ul><li>SCQF levels 2-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of two credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least two units </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At least half at level of the award </li></ul><ul><li>Be aligned to National Occupational Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Consist mainly of NQ units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But may contain HN/SVQ units </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. National Progression Awards <ul><li>NPA Digital Literacy SCQF level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>NPA Internet Technology SCQF level 4 </li></ul><ul><li>NPA Internet Technology SCQF level 5 </li></ul><ul><li>NPA Web Design Fundamentals SCQF level 5 </li></ul>
  22. 22. NPA Digital Literacy: SCQF 3
  23. 23. NPA Internet Technology: SCQF 4/5
  24. 24. NPA Web Design Fundamentals: SCQF 5
  25. 25. NC and NPAs
  26. 26. Support materials <ul><li>Assessment Support Packs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All mandatory units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some optional units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Levels 4, 5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Vendor materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Progression
  28. 28. Support from SQA http://sqacomputing.blogspot.com/
  29. 29. http://ncdmc.jiglu.com/
  30. 30. [email_address]

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