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A new HN Unit based on Oracles PL/SQL will be available shortly

A new HN Unit based on Oracles PL/SQL is now available.

An updated DIVA matrix is now available

An updated DIVA matrix giving an overview of the connection between DIVA partner offerings and SQA programme areas is now available.

UK Skills Challenge

Watch out for the competition briefs coming out October 2007 for the UK Skills Challenge from WorldSkills UK.

Oracle Academy in Scotland Awarded Big Tick for Inspiring Youth Programme

Oracle Scotland has been recognised with a coveted 'Big Tick' in the Business in the Community Awards for Excellence for its local delivery of the global Oracle Academy programme - an innovative educational programme. Oracle Scotland received a 'Big Tick' in the Merrill Lynch Raising Achievement in Young People category.

ComputerPREP to develop learning materials customized for Scottish education

VCampus (OTCBB: VCMP.OB), owner of ComputerPREP, announced today a partnership with the Digital media and ICT Vendor Alliance (DIVA), a program of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). ComputerPREP is the eleventh global technology company to join the groundbreaking DIVA program to enrich the Scottish curriculum for learners in schools and colleges.

Cisco 'State of the Nations' report launched

A report by the Cisco Development Centre in Scotland, part of the SQA DIVA programme, was today officially published after a preview at the SQA Heads of Centre meeting in Stirling on 1st February.

IBM presents at Stirling

Cally Beck, UK Program Manager of the IBM System i Academic Program, visited the SQA Heads of Centre meeting at the Scottish Further Education Unit conference centre in Stirling on 1st February to launch the new SQA IBM partnership activity.

SQA Adobe Digital Design announcement

Colin Maxwell at Adam Smith College has created three units corresponding to the Digital Design course for a new SQA National Certificate award at SCQF 5 (Intermediate level 2).

DIVA newsletter

The DIVA newsletter August 2006 is available for download.

DIVA Launches Digital Home Technologies Skills Forum

On 6 June 2006, DIVA held the first Skills Forum for Digital Home Technologies. The purpose of the forum is to look at the implications of the 'connected home' and 'connected office/public building' for courses and awards in the Construction, Building Services and Electrical areas.

DIVA Refresh Project

The DIVA project is currently undergoing a refresh of content.  The DIVA web site is being upgraded to reflect these changes and work is currently underway on updating information and content.  If you have any queries please contact Liam Priest on 0845 213 5464.

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