Resources for Teachers - New National Qualifications
This page contains key information and useful web links for teachers delivering the new National Qualifications.
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For the latest updates on your Course(s), visit our subject pages and check the ‘Updates and Announcements’ section of your Course page.
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Where can I find documents and information for my Courses?
Select your subject from our subject menu and choose the relevant level (National 4, National 5 etc). You will find key Course documents and assessment support materials on your subject page, as well as important updates.
We have published a range of documents and assessment support materials to help you deliver and assess the new National Courses.
Where can I find advice on using Unit assessment support packs?
Our using SQA Unit assessment page contains advice on how to use our Unit assessment support packs and develop your own Unit assessments.
Is there any additional guidance I might find useful?
You may find the following guidance useful:
- Policy information - guidance relating to the new National Courses and Units
- Recognising Positive Achievement - guidance on arrangements for learners who do not achieve the National 5 Course assessment or National 4 Added Value Unit
- Assessment Arrangements - guidance on arrangements for disabled learners or learners with additional support needs. We also have information on supportive practices for literacy
- SQA Connect - the 'Documents' section contains guidance for centres on Results Services
Where can I find information on the new qualifications and university admissions?
Scottish universities have published policies which outline their position regarding CfE and the new National Qualifications.
- Your questions answered: A guide for Teachers/Lecturers to the new National Qualifications (425 KB)
- A guide for teachers to the new National Qualifications (729 KB)
- You can also view our guides for parents, learners, colleges, universities and employers.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page is also updated on a regular basis.