Core Skills news

Changes to Core Skills Communication ASPs at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6 (2022)

We have made the following minor amendments to the NQ Communication Core Skills ASPs (SCQF levels 4,5 and 6):

You will find the links for the revised webpages below:

Extension to the accreditation of Workplace Assessed Core Skills units

The accreditation end date for Workplace Assessed Core Skills units has been extended from 31 January 2015 to 31 January 2020. All centres that already had approval for Workplace Assessed Core Skills units prior to 31 January 2015 can continue to offer these Units during the extended accreditation period.

No changes have been made to the standards and technical content of the Workplace Assessed Core Skills units, but there are slight changes to the information given on the second last page in each of the unit specifications. These changes are as follows:

There are no changes to the unit codes.

Exemplification material for Core Skills Communication Units, Speaking and Listening (level 3 to 6)

Exemplar materials for Core Skills Units in Communication, covering Speaking and Listening requirements (SCQF levels 3-6) are available on the secure area of the Understanding Standards website.

Accessing the materials

To access this secure material, ask your SQA Co-ordinator to read the instructions at Previous NQs > Core Skills > Communication Examplar Assessment Materials section on the secure website. The instructions are at the bottom of the page.

These exemplification materials contain:

Webinar recordings

Recordings of recent webinars and Q&A documents of questions asked during the webinars. These recordings provide general advice on assessment.