HNVQ assessment from 2023-24

For session 2023-24 onwards, we will:

Assessment guidance

This document has been developed to support practitioners with assessment practices.

Qualifications these arrangements apply to

Regulated units and group awards, such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications and VQ units, have separate arrangements. For qualifications regulated by SQA Accreditation, please check the SQA Accreditation website.


This approach – which aligns with the approach taken in National Qualifications – was informed by extensive engagement with learners, practitioners from colleges and training providers, Qualification Support Teams, appointees, SQA staff and other internal and external stakeholders, as well as reflecting on the approaches taken by other UK awarding bodies.