Graded Units

As with session 2020-21 we are removing the need to complete the assessment of Graded Units (exam based and project based) in HNC, HND and SQA Advanced Qualifications for session 2021-22.

A small number of exceptions exist, for example, where the qualification is linked with registration with a professional association or has mandatory responsibilities under a Qualification Partnership Agreement. See the full list of exceptions (59 KB).

Some assessment plans and related activities may already be underway in centres so, where this is the case, centres can continue with arrangements which best suit the teaching, learning and assessment needs of deliverers and candidates.

What does this mean for centres?

What does this mean for candidates?

Guidance for centres

We have published guidance for centres in gathering key evidence to support decisions on grading of Graded Units in HNs and SQA Advanced Qualifications in session 2021-22:

FAQs for centres and learners

Further information on the adaptation to quality assurance activity will be communicated to all centres prior to qualification verification selections being released to centres.

Enquiries should be directed to: operationshnvq@sqa.org.uk.

Graded Unit specifications are available on the HN Unit Search.