In October 2005, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Apple launched an agreement to collaborate on providing products and supporting activities to enhance education opportunities in schools, colleges and communities throughout Scotland . This collaboration is part of SQA’s Digital media and ICT Vendor Alliance (DIVA) programme.
The agreement was formally launched in Glasgow on 26 October 2005 by Jim Elder, Education Development Manager for Apple, with Anton Colella, Chief Executive, and John Young, Director of Qualifications, for SQA.
The agreement includes:
- Investigation of the potential to incorporate Apple resources and course materials into SQA’s digital media related awards.
- Early information on new Apple products, resources and course materials relevant to education.
- Facilitation of ‘train-the-trainer’ events.
- Collaboration on identifying Scottish candidates for the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) programme.