In October 2005, the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Oracle. This partnership is part of the SQA’s Digital media and ICT Vendor Alliance (DIVA) programme.

The Memorandum of Understanding was formally launched in Glasgow on 26 October 2005 by Eddie Chance, Regional Director Scotland, and Jane Richardson, Senior Regional Development Manager, for Oracle, with Anton Collela, Chief Executive, and John Young, Director of Qualifications, for SQA.

It includes:

DIVA and the Oracle Academy

SQA and Oracle are working closely with representatives of the Oracle Academy programme to shape and implement the outcomes of the DIVA partnership.

The Oracle Academy instructs students in database and Java technologies. Students graduate with marketable design and programming skills, and proficiency in problem solving, managing projects, and presenting. Instructors and teachers benefit from high quality professional development, a web-based curriculum and an online development environment.

DIVA is building on the existing strength of the Oracle Academy activities in Scotland to enhance delivery into schools and colleges and to bring forward key technologies and skills to the benefit of Scottish education. As activities develop, news and case studies will be featured on the site.

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Latest Developments

New DIVA Case Study
Award-winning vendor programme Oracle Academy is going from strength to strength among Scottish schools and colleges.

Download the full case study.

Oracle Academy Awarded Big Tick for Inspiring Youth Programme
1st June 2007 - Oracle Scotland has been recognised with a coveted 'Big Tick' in the Business in the Community Awards for Excellence for its local delivery of the global Oracle Academy programme - an innovative educational programme. Oracle Scotland received a 'Big Tick' in the Merrill Lynch Raising Achievement in Young People category. The Oracle Academy programme is part of the SQA DIVA programme.

Download Scotland on Sunday article.