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NextGen: HN Arrangements for 2024 - 25

SQA’s next generation of Higher National Qualifications project (NextGen: HN) is progressing. We are thankful for the support of centres taking part in the pilot phase and look forward to continuing work with them in 2024 - 25.  

We highlighted in the previous edition of NextGen News that we are working to support the future rollout and expansion of these qualifications by ensuring robust business and technology solutions are in place. 

In addition – and to ensure a manageable expansion of the project – we will increase pilot delivery in a limited number of subjects. 

Centres are therefore being invited to apply to pilot the following HNC subjects from 2024 - 25: Accounting; Computing; Engineering (Engineering Systems, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering pathways); Physical Activity & Health and Social Sciences.  

If you are interested in piloting any of these subjects, please read our ‘pilot centre application information’ and complete the online form using the link in the document. The closing date for applications is today, Wednesday 24 January 2024.

More information  

Subject information can be accessed on our NextGen: HN Digital Publishing site  

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