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SQA News 16 June 2022

NextGen: HN - read our Learning for Sustainability blog

The most recent in our series of Next Generation Higher National (NextGen: HN) blogs is now available to view on the NextGen: HN area of our website.

The blog highlights our Learning for Sustainability webinar, which focused on how learning for sustainability can be embedded within NextGen: HN qualifications. The webinar provided an overview of what learning for sustainability is and its purpose within NextGen: HN, alongside how it can be developed in the context of practice and how it may be assessed.

The session was aimed at Further Education practitioners and external training providers who may be developing learning, teaching and assessment materials for NextGen: HN qualifications.


Future webinars

Bookings remain open for the two remaining NextGen: HN webinars taking place in the first half of this year:

We are approaching the end of our first year of pilot delivery for the new NextGen: HNC TV. We’re inviting you to hear directly from the staff who have been our NextGen pioneers over session 2021-2022. They will be sharing their experience of delivering and assessing the new qualification, as well as discussing the new 'whole qualification grading' process and integrating meta-skills.  


We will explore the three approaches to 'whole qualification grading' which were developed during session 2020-2021. You will hear first-hand from the developers how the NextGen: HN vision and key aims are embedded in these prototype grading models and how each model seeks to test NextGen: HN Design Principles. 

You can book your place through our online event booking system. Please note that limited spaces are available for upcoming webinars.

If you have not used the system before, you will need to register as a new user. Attendees will receive a CPD certificate.

If you have any enquiries about the webinars, please call our Events team on 0345 213 5580 or email


More information

You can find out more about the background, purpose and benefits of NextGen: HN on our short e-learning module on SQA Academy:

SQA Academy – What is NextGen: HN?