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NextGen: HN Pilot Centre Update

Guide to SQA platforms

We've produced a quick ‘road map’ guide to the various ways in which our pilot centres can be accessing all the most up to date NextGen: HN information.


Description and use   
How to access  
Microsoft Teams - per subject   
QDT members, pilot centre staff and key partners  
Microsoft Teams provides users with a space to communicate and collaborate on work relating to NextGen: HN qualification developments.   
Access via your Microsoft Teams app. 

Please inform your New Product Development Manager if you do not have access.  

SharePoint sites – subject specific  
QDT members, unit writers and teaching staff  
SharePoint sites provided users with a subject specific collaborative workspace which included the most up-to-date information relating to the NextGen: HN project, guidance documents, templates, unit writing resources and information on events.  


SharePoint sites will be gradually phased out as users migrate to Microsoft Teams. Check with your New Product Development Manager regarding the status of your SharePoint site.   

Pilot centre staff, HEIs and key partners  
Moodle provides users with access to course information including mandatory and optional unit specifications, educator guides and grading documents.  
Please inform your New Product Development Manager if you have not received an enrolment key.  This should have been received in a separate email. 
NextGen: HN website   
Key stakeholders and the general public  
The NextGen: HN website contains useful information on a number of aspects of including grading, meta-skills, quality assurance and articulation and progression. You can also find details of upcoming events, subscribe to our quarterly newsletter and view our library of case studies and blogs. 
SQA Academy  
All key stakeholders  
SQA Academy features a suite of NextGen: HN learning resources including an introduction to the project and meta-skills resources for practitioners and learners, among others.  
Pilot Centre Update  
Pilot centre staff and EQAs  
The Pilot Centre Update is a newsletter that is issued monthly to pilot centre staff involved in the delivery of NextGen: HN qualifications. Content consists of operational updates to support the delivery of prototype NextGen: HN qualifications.   
Please contact your New Product Development Manager if you would like to be added to the email distribution list.  
NextGen: HN News  
All key stakeholders  
NextGen: HN News is a newsletter that can be distributed to anyone with an interest in NextGen: HN qualifications, and is issued on a quarterly basis. Content includes key developments and updates in NextGen: HN project. 
Issued by email to a core distribution list alongside subscribers.  

You can subscribe to the newsletter here

Marketing Toolkit  
Pilot centre staff  
The Marketing Toolkit includes materials and guidance to help promote NextGen: HN to potential learners. This is available   for SQA centres offering NextGen: HN qualifications in Scotland, and is free to use