Qualification Development Toolkit for centres

Introduction

Establishing the need

Develop

Develop: Phase 1 - establishing content, structure and support materials

Develop: Phase 2 - developing new/revised Units for a Group Award

Develop: Phase 3 - developing Assessment Support Packs (ASPs)

Develop: Phase 4 - developing the Group Award specification

Validate

Operationalise

Maintain

Review

Downloads

The table below brings together all the Toolkit documents

Downloadable forms, tools and guidance documents

Number File name
1 Qualification development cycle illustration (133 KB)
2 Development Opportunity form (DO/1) (68 KB)
3 DAVAL 2 Form (148 KB)
4 Consultation questionnaire (51 KB)
5 Using National Occupational Standards in the develoment of SQA Group Awards (667 KB)
6 Project plan template (29 KB)
7 Establishing content, structure and support materials – process overview (52 KB)
8 Role of the Qualification Design Team (QDT) (38 KB)
9 Proposed qualification structure template (166 KB)
10 Final qualification structure template (156 KB)
11 Unit writer brief template (46 KB)
12 Group Award specification template (304 KB)
13 Guidance on producing a Group Award specification (134 KB)
14 Evidence to support the validation of a Group Award (29 KB)
15 Unit development and validation – process overview (36 KB)
16 Guide to Unit Writing (422 KB)
17 Guidance on Graded Units (376 KB) and
Guidance for the Implementation of Graded Units (328 KB)
18 National Unit specification (272 KB)
19 Higher National Unit specification (253 KB)
20 Graded Unit specification (project) (167 KB)
21 Graded Unit specification (examination) (156 KB)
22 Guidance on Core Skills (377 KB)
23 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF level descriptors) (395 KB)
24 Core Skills framework (243 KB)
25 Guide to assessment (511 KB)
26 Equality Review of Qualifications: Stage 1 – A Guide for Developing new Unit specifications (98 KB)
27 Checklist 1: Unit writer (NQ) (395 KB)
28 Checklist 3: Subject Specialist Check (NQ) (398 KB)
29 Checklist 1: Unit writer (HN) (408 KB)
30 Checklist 3: Subject Specialist Check (HN) (408 KB)
31 Checklist 1: Graded Unit - Unit writer (391 KB)
32 Checklist 3: Graded Unit - Subject Specialist Check (388 KB)
33 Checklist 2: technical edit/peer review (NQ) (398 KB)
34 Checklist 2: technical edit/peer review (HN) (410 KB)
35 Checklist 2: technical edit/peer review (Graded Unit) (392 KB)
36 Equality Review Form (112 KB)
37 Informing the Group Award specification (38 KB)
38 Product development and validation stages (44 KB)
39 SQA’s validation criteria (30 KB)
40 Group Award specification writer brief (48 KB)
41 Checklist 4 - Group Award specification - writer (113 KB)
42 Checklist 5 - Group Award specification– technical edit (132 KB)
43 Checklist 6 - Group Award – validation (120 KB)
44 Group Award validation report (73 KB)
45 Guide for validation panel members (360 KB)
46 Provisional programme for the validation meeting (34 KB)
47 DAVAL1 (168 KB)
48 Audit of materials template (38 KB)
49 Programme Delivery Planner template (62 KB)
50 Proposed Assessment Planner template (140 KB)
51 DAAPP1 form (204 KB)
52 Learn Direct Class System Code (154 KB)
53 The Learning Directory Classification System (Volume 1) (935 KB)
54 The Learning Directory Classification System (Volume 2) (294 KB)