Types of developments
Previously there were three types of development: consortium development, specialist collaborative development and specialist single-centre development. Following college regionalisation these have been reclassified to National development and Local development.
|Existing Classification||Revised Classification|
|Consortium developments are high uptake. These will include Group Awards and frameworks where centres have agreed to merge similar Group Awards into a single development. SQA will manage the review of these qualifications in partnership with the delivering centres.||National Development (SQA managed and resourced development with SQA ownership of Unit and Group Award Validation)|
|Specialist collaborative developments are those specialist Group Awards which are offered by a small number of centres who have agreed to take forward their development on a collaborative basis. The group of centres will manage the development of these qualifications supported by SQA who will validate all Units.
Specialist single-centre developments are frameworks which are unique to local or niche markets. The centre will manage the review of these qualifications supported by SQA, who will validate all Units.
|Local Development (Centre managed with centre or third party resourced development. SQA retains ownership of Unit validation with Group Award Validation devolved as appropriate)|