Diploma in Digital Application Support at SCQF level 6

Diploma in Digital Application Support at SCQF level 6

The Diploma in Digital Application Support at SCQF level 6 provides learners with a qualification that will demonstrate that they can troubleshoot and solve problems using a range of different application software packages appropriate to the business context in which they are working.

The Diploma at SCQF level 6 is a broad-based qualification allowing some scope for specialisation in structured data processing, web or multimedia applications or helpdesk application support. It covers areas such as developing personal and team effectiveness using IT; health and safety in IT and telecoms; understanding the potential of IT; digital information management; digital communications; digital network environments; and optimising IT system performance.

This is a substantial qualification of 60 credits. It is available through colleges, employers and training providers.

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Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Understanding Standards materials

We are publishing examples of candidate evidence with commentaries as part of our Understanding Standards programme. These materials are for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As these materials become available, they are being published in the following locations:

  • Available from our secure website Materials relating to Unit assessment, internally assessed components of Course assessment, and externally assessed components of Course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
  • Available from our Understanding Standards website Materials relating to externally assessed components of Course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.

More information on our Understanding Standards programme, can be found on our Understanding Standards page.

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Candidate guidance and portfolio

Guidance for Design Software and Imaging Software units