HNs, SVQs and SPAs

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Higher National qualifications (HNs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and Scottish Progression Awards (SPAs)

HN qualifications are never offered by schools and SVQ qualifications are not generally offered by schools.  If you would like more information about the content, design and assessment, please visit the appropriate section of this website.

Scottish Progression Awards (SPAs) 

SPAs are vocational qualifications, which can be used in a flexible curriculum.  For more information about SPAs, please click on the following link.

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