CIW and SQA have signed a three year non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on Scottish education and training awards within the SCQF.
The agreement with SQA will cover:
- Introduction of ComputerPREP learning materials into the Scottish curriculum and customisation as required.
- Collaboration on incorporating ComputerPREP learning materials into the Scottish Award structure.
Initial work will focus on incorporating the CIW Foundation course into the HN Interactive Media qualification.
ComputerPREP will make available licensed content and assessments at best prices for use within Scottish Colleges and ensure that best prices are available for both electronic and print content.
ComputerPREP will also create a professional development scheme that will enable uptake of the CIW awards in Scottish colleges.
One or more education partners will be selected through open tender process in 2007 to act as a delivery partner (Lead Centre) in the college sector for the SQA ComputerPREP collaboration programme.
"Working exclusively with DIVA to develop learning materials designed specifically for Scottish curriculum will engage us in understanding a deeper knowledge of the particular needs of the Scottish computing, multimedia and technology qualifications,” said Marjorie Quigley, Regional Director EMEA APAC of ComputerPREP. “The SQA-ComputerPREP partnership will expand VCampus’ already robust range of Web-related product offerings and learning solutions for the EMEA market."
VCampus Corporation (NASDAQ: VCMP.OB) is a provider of end-to-end e-learning services and IT certification content. VCampus has delivered more than 3 million courses to more than 1 million desktops/users and publishes training content to enhance and support professional certification programs. VCampus owns the CTP (Convergence Technologies Professional) vendor-neutral certification for telecommunications, the CIW job-role certification program for Internet technologies and the CCNT (Certified in Convergent Network Technologies) certification. VCampus distributes its content through its ComputerPREP division to individuals, schools, colleges, commercial training centers and corporations worldwide.
A PDA Award that contains CIW Foundation is now available.
The new 'PDA in Web Technologies: Fundamentals at SCQF Level 7' was validated by SQA on 17 March 2008. The Arrangements document can be accessed from the PDA Web Development page of SQA's website.
University of Paisley renamed
On 1 August 2007, the University of Paisley merged with Bell College, creating Scotland’s largest modern University in student number terms, with almost 18,000 students as the University of the West of Scotland.
Become a CIW Authorised Academic Partner
Discounted Course Fees for Train the Trainer
Appointment of CIW Development Centre
Within the DIVA framework (www.sqa.org.uk/diva), the SQA has created a new relationship with ComputerPREP to enable access to resources to deliver the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) qualification. Additionally, new units within the HN (Information Technology) award have been created that map to CIW.
To facilitate access and enable teachers and lecturers to be trained, the University of the West of Scotland has been appointed as the CIW Development Centre.
Patrick Afchain, School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland
Email: patrick.afchain @ uws.ac.uk (note spaces inserted to avoid spam).
SQA Contact: Caroline Douglas, Qualifications Officer