Higher National Qualifications

Higher National Units

Please refer to the HN Units spreadsheet (2 MB) for the most up-to-date information.

Updated conditions of assessment for HN Graded Units

Following discussions by the SQA College Quality Focus Group and SQA's Qualifications Committee, the approaches to reassessment, remediation and reasonable assistance, and their impact on grading in Higher National Graded Units, have been clarified.

All existing Graded Unit specifications have been updated and are available on the HN Unit Search facility of the SQA website. This document contains a summary of the updates.

Updated conditions of assessment for HN Graded Units - August 2018 (49 KB)

Using the design principles for Higher National Certificates and Diplomas

Graded Units ensure candidates have achieved the principal aims of a Higher National Certificate or Diploma. CA2800, February 2007

Guidance on Graded Units (376 KB)