Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing

Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing

Within this sector SQA has produced Higher National Group Awards in the following subjects, for further information on each subject/Group Award please follow the appropriate the link:

Review of HN Advertising, PR and Marketing Award

The current Group Award codes for HN Advertising, PR and Marketing are:

  • HNC in Advertising and PR (GC84 15)
  • HND in Advertising and PR (GC85 16)
  • HNC in Marketing (GC81 15)
  • HND in Marketing (GC83 16)

More information relating to these awards can be found in the relevant sections above. Details of any amendments/updates to Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) in light of changes to these awards can be found in the news section below.

Please note: SQA has started the formal review of these awards to ensure that they continue to meet the demands of employers in the sector and remain attractive to learners wishing to progress to employment and/or Higher Education/further study in these and related sectors.  SQA will work with FE colleges and other key stakeholders over the coming period to review and update these awards, with a proposed implementation date of  August 2017.


04/09/2015 - Due to a recent breach of security, SQA had to withdraw the Assessment Support Pack (ASP) for the HN Unit Marketing: An Introduction (F7BX34). A new ASP has been created (with publication code F7BX34/ASP001) and this is now available on the SQA secure site - on the Advertising, PR and Marketing page. Please contact the SQA coordinator in your centre if you wish to access this new ASP.

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