National Qualifications (NQ) events

Modifications to Understanding Standards events programme

Following the recent announcement by the Deputy First Minister regarding changes to National Courses, we are replacing the current programme of Understanding Standards events with a modified timetable. This is part of our capacity planning to enable us to revise the National 5 course assessment arrangements for session 2017-18, and to ensure the smooth running of the 2017 Diet and certification. A condensed programme of events, primarily involving Advanced Higher subjects, will run from October 2016 to January 2017 and the revised schedule is available below. 

Revised schedule

Further information

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Higher History CPD event for colleges

We are hosting a CPD event for college lecturers who are responsible for delivering Higher History courses. The full-day event will take place on Friday 18 November at our SQA offices in Dalkeith, and will focus on good practice in assessment.

Find out more and book your place.

NQ Subject Webinars 2016-17

Throughout session 2016-17, we are delivering a programme of subject-specific webinars which focus on course assessment and unit assessment in National courses. There will also be some non-subject-specific webinars which cover general aspects of National Qualifications. 

A list of upcoming webinars is provided below, with links to our Events Booking System where you can book your place and find out more details. You will require login details to access the booking system.  After each webinar has taken place, the recordings will be made available on our Understanding Standards website. For any webinars that discuss confidential materials, the recordings will be published on our secure website. 

More subject webinars will be announced during the session so please check this page regularly for updates.

Upcoming webinars

Materials from previous NQ events

SQA College Co-ordinator Conferences - August 2016

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SQA School Co-ordinator Conferences - June 2016

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SQA College Co-ordinator Conference - August 2015

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Preparing New Teachers for Curriculum for Excellence event - June 2015

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