Why IT and digital skills matter
DIVA is recognised as a strong alliance that contributes significantly to Scotland’s portfolio of qualifications.
Technology drives the need for higher skills and productivity across all sectors therefore high quality skills in digital and IT are fundamental to providing a solid platform for economic growth. The following digital skills strategy documents outline Scottish Government’s plans:
- Digital Ambition for Scotland (2010)
- Economic Recovery Plan (2011)
- The Revised Digital Participation Charter (2011)
- Scotland's Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland (2011)
- Scotland’s Digital Future: Delivery of Public Services (2013)
SQA is committed to giving the people of Scotland the best available opportunities to develop world-class competences in IT and digital media.
To do this, high quality curriculum and qualifications are needed for users and professionals, which are relevant to current employer requirements and are capable of addressing emerging industry trends.
SQA believes that partnerships with leading IT and digital media vendors are a vital component in gaining an understanding of industry trends and requirements. DIVA is helping to realise a responsive qualifications framework that complements Scottish Government policy and strategy and so benefits industry, teaching professionals and learners.