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NextGen: HN Pilot Centre Update

Meta-skills Resources

NextGen: HN – Meta-skills for Practitioners

We have updated the Meta-skills for Practitioners module on SQA Academy. 

This module provides practitioners with a guide to supporting learners to develop their meta-skills within the context of their NextGen qualification. The module offers guidance on the key development areas – understanding self, setting goals and target actions, and reflective practice – and connects them to relevant learner modules.   

NextGen: HN – Meta-skills Profiler

This resource can help learners record and evidence their engagement in the process of meta-skills development. It provides an opportunity for learners to record their baseline self-assessment and undertake mid-point and end-point progress reviews. Additionally, it offers learners the opportunity to record their goals, set targets and record/reference their reflections.   

This is a prototype resource for testing in academic session 2023-2024. We have produced two versions:  

If you are considering trialling the SQA Academy version of the meta-skills profiler, register your interest with you NPDM.  We will then arrange enrolment. 

We invite feedback on both versions throughout the session, contact your NPDM or email  

Other resources:  

You can access the practitioner module and the PDF profiler on our webpage. Here you will also find details of our Ushare page, which highlights a wide range of connected or recommended resources, and links to our SQA Academy learner courses: Introducing meta-skills, Understanding Meta-skills, Developing Meta-skills, and Assessing Meta-skills. These modules can be used in combination with learning and teaching activities or as standalone activities.

Meta-skills development sessions

We are offering a meta-skills session, which can be attended in-person or online. The sessions will cover the practicalities of meta-skills delivery and assessment within NextGen: HN qualifications alongside looking at learner and practitioner meta-skills resources and how they could be utilised.