Support materials and guidance on Core Skills delivery

Range of materials developed to support the delivery and assessment of Core Skills including examples of types of activities that could be used, learner work mapped to Core Skills Units and SCQF level.

Qualification Verification Summary Reports

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were previously known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Exemplification materials

Exemplar materials for Core Skills Units in Communication, Speaking and Listening requirements (SCQF levels 3-6).

These materials contain:

Available at: www.understandingstandards.org.uk.

Prior Verification

Centres may devise their own assessment materials or significantly change SQA assessment materials to suit their particular local/learner needs.

Prior verification is carried out by an SQA Verifier who compares the assessment materials against the Core Skills units to determine whether they meet the required standards. Should you wish to have materials prior verified, please contact the Qualification Approval and Verification team, on 0345 213 5928, or e-mail: qav@sqa.org.uk

Guide to Assessing Workplace Core Skills

Guide to Assessing Workplace Core Skills (624 KB) - helps centres understand how to assess Workplace Core Skills.

Useful Learning and Teaching Resources

There are several websites that contain learning and teaching resources that could provide help to those looking for material to support the delivery of Core Skills. Some of these materials are free while others you may need to pay for.

The following links are given as examples of the resources that are available. However, it should be noted that although these links are included here, from the SQA website, it should not be implied that SQA endorses the use of one learning and teaching resource or resource provider ahead of any other.

BBC Skillswise

BBC Skillswise offers free materials for adult learners including Communication and Numeracy topics

Khan Academy

Khan Academy allows free access to a number of short videos and computer marked practice questions including topics relating to Numeracy (see ‘Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra section).

iTunes U

iTunes U contains a huge range of free and paid for content across all sorts of subjects.