HNC/HND Information Technology

HNC/HND Information Technology

The HNC Information Technology award can be used as a foundation to move forward into higher education in many areas that have a hybrid content containing computing as a discipline.

The HND Information Technology facilitates a career in Business Applications using Relational Database Management Systems technology.

Functional Areas of Business DV6J 34 – Assessment Exemplar CB3407

It has come to SQA’s attention that security has been breached with regard to the above Assessment Exemplar CB3407, Version 1, published November 2006.  SQA has therefore removed this Assessment Exemplar from the secure site. Centres should no longer use this Exemplar for summative assessment purposes.

Options are being explored which may allow a locally devised assessment for this Unit, which will be subject to prior verification, to be shared with other centres. Further information will be sent to you regarding this, should this option become available.

In the meantime centres should remain vigilant and ensure that all candidate work submitted for summative assessment purposes is subject to your centre’s plagiarism checking procedures.

Candidate Information

HNC Information Technology

The HNC Information Technology award can be used as a foundation to move forward into higher education in many areas that have a hybrid content containing computing as a discipline...Find out more

HND Information Technology

The HND Information Technology facilitates a career in Business Applications using Relational Database Management Systems technology. You might wish to become a Database Administrator, or to act in a supervisory capacity tailoring and or writing scripts to automate aspects of Information Technology Applications for users with less expertise...Find out more

Group Award Specification

Title: HNC Information Technology
Code: G857 15
Date: Version 12 (July 2016)
Download: HNC Information Technology Arrangements Document
(716 KB)

Title: HND Information Technology
Code: G8CX 16
Date: Version 14 (July 2016)
Download: HND Information Technology Arrangements Document
(309 KB)

Assessment Exemplars

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Your centre's SQA Co-ordinator will have access to these HN Assessment Exemplars on SQA's website. Please approach them for copies.


Title: Computing: Planning/Software Development
Applications Development
Unit Number: DH35 34
Code: CB3632
Edition: Version 1, February 2007
Download: Computing: Planning/Software Development
Applications Development Exemplar

Title: Functional Areas of Business
Unit Number: DV6J 34
Code: CB3407
Edition:  
Download: Exemplar withdrawn

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 1
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB3649
Edition: Version 1, March 2007
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 1

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 2
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB3650
Edition: Version 1, March 2007
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 2

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 3
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB3655
Edition: Version 1, March 2007
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 3

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 4
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB4085
Edition: Version 1, November 2007
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 4

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 5
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB4208
Edition: Version 1, January 2008
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 5

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 6
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB4209
Edition: Version 1, January 2008
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 6

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 7
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB5159
Edition: 1st Edition, September 2009
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 7

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 8
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB5167
Edition: 1st edition, January 2010
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 8

Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 9
Unit Number: DV6D 34
Code: CB5168
Edition: 1st edition, January 2010
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar 9
Title: Information Technology: Graded Unit 2
Unit Number: F0NA 35
Code: F0NA 35/AEX001 v2.0
Edition: 2, May 2009
Download: Information Technology: Graded Unit 2

Title: Information Technology: Legislation and Codes of Practice
Unit Number: DX43 35
Code: CB3482.2
Edition: Version 2, September 2010
Download: Information Technology: Legislation and Codes of Practice Exemplar

Title: PC: First Line Support
Unit Number: DV6L 34
Code: CB3466
Edition: ersion 1, December 2006
Download: PC: First Line Support Exemplar

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