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PDA in Project Management at SCQF level 8

PDA in Project Management at SCQF level 8

This Professional Development Award (PDA) in Project Management at SCQF level 8 is designed to enhance and accredit the project management skills of new, inexperienced or aspiring project managers. The title of the PDA reflects the nature of the content, context and level of the award. As a PDA, it is a vocational qualification contributing to the continuous professional development of participants. Its SCQF rating at level 8 reflects a higher level qualification placed within a higher education portfolio.

This qualification is available through colleges.

How to assess

Where possible and appropriate, it is recommended that a single project be used for assessment of all Outcomes across both Units of the PDA in Project Management. Additionally, centres are encouraged to identify opportunities for integration of assessment evidence across Units. The Unit specifications detail the Evidence Requirements and assessment procedures for each assessment event.

Wherever possible, assessments should be based on real requirements and developments. Where this is not possible or there is a shortfall in the scope for assessment purposes then this can be replaced or supplemented with case study material provided by the centre. Candidates should be given project management experiences which are as real as possible.

Deliver this qualification

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Resources

Title: PDA in Project Management at SCQF level 8
Code: G9CK 48
Date: Version 03 (January 2013)
Download: PDA in Project Management at SCQF level 8 Arrangements Document (485 KB)

Where can you take this course?

Employment and progression

Possible progression routes include:

  • other PDAs in Management at SCQF level 8 and level 9
  •  other SQA qualifications which incorporate higher level project management Units, eg PDA in Personal Enterprise (SCQF level 9)
  • diploma in Management
  • other widely recognised professional project management qualifications, eg CMI jointly certificates this PDA with SQA — this will enable candidates to progress within the CMI framework of qualifications

Student resources

Title: PDA in Project Management at SCQF level 8
Code: G9CK 48
Date: Version 03 (January 2013)
Download: PDA in Project Management at SCQF level 8 Arrangements Document (485 KB)