HN Notification of Changes to Unit/Group Award Specifications and Frameworks

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Title Code Version Summary of changes Date of change
All Graded Units All Graded Units   Conditions of Assessment have been updated across all Graded Unit Specifications 17/08/18
Developing professional Practice in Health and Social Care GJ1T 47 2 Additional Units to optional route: HF27 34 principles of Professional Practice and HX52 34 Promoting Health and Wellbeing 11/01/18
Electronic Engineering
Electronics
Electronics
GE8G 16
G7E8 15
G7E9 16
N/A Verification Group amended from 419 Electrical Engineering to 232  Electronics and Instrumentation N/A
Forestry G93N 15
G93M 15
3 F3YW 34 Forestry: Forest Service (finish date 31/07/2020) has been replaced by HX5M 35 (Start date 01/08/2018). F3YF 34 Forest Mensuration and Thinning Control (finish date 31/07/2020) has been replaced by HX5N 34 Forest Mensuration and Thinning Control (start date (01/08/2018). F3YD 35 Forest Harvesting has been replaced by HX5P 34 Forest Harvesting.  25/01/18
Arboriculture and Urban Forestry G93L 15
G93M 16
3 F3YW 34 Forestry: Forest Service (finish date 31/07/2020) has been replaced by HX5M 35 (Start date 01/08/2018) 25/01/18
Computer Arts and Design GM4G 16 2 Inclusion of additional Computer Arts and Design: Advanced Software Applications (F1EC 35) to Group 1 Optional Section. 31/01/18
Beauty Theraphy: Applied Anatomy and Physiology HW03 34 2 Core Skill Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 5 26/02/18
Marketing Planning:Domestic Market HX3T 35 2 Core Skill Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 26/02/18
Digital Marketing Communications: Website Tools and Techniques HX3V 34 2 Core Skill Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 5 and Providing/Creating Information at SCQF 5 26/02/18
Beauty Therapy: Hand, Foot and Nail Techniques HX01 34 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF Level 6 26/03/18
Signature Massage HX02 34 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF Level 6 26/03/18
Marketing Analysis and Planning HX13 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF Level 6 26/03/18
Beauty Therapy: Graded Unit 1 (Project Based) HW9X 34 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF Level 6 26/03/18
Environmental Resource Management: Graded Unit 2 (Project Based) HW4R 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF Level 6 26/03/18
Events GK69 15 5 Additional Unit: HG1N 34 Digital Marketing: Fundamentals has been added to the HNC Framework only. 12/03/18
Travel and Tourism GF3F 15
GF3G 16
23 Additional Unit: HG1N 34 Digital Marketing: Fundamentals has been added to the HND and HNC Frameworks 12/03/18
Dental Radiography H9R8 34 2 Minor revisions to reflect that the Ionising Radiation Regulations have been updated 12/03/18
Dental Radiography: Operator H0AH 34 4 Minor revisions to reflect that the Ionising Radiation Regulations have been updated 12/03/18
Safety Management Systems D5VR 35 ; Verfication Group amended from 399 Marketing, Sales and Advertising to 151 Maritime 21/03/18
Practical Journalism GL82 16 9 Addition of Unit: A6T) 34 Freelance Working Skills has been added to the optional section 21/03/18
Childhood Practice GK9T 15 2 Addition of Units: H5LG 04  Promote the Development of Children and Young People and H5LM 04: Assess Children's Progress According to Relevant Curriculum Frameworks  have been added to the Optional section of Framework 17/04/18
Social Sciences GC3J 15 GC3K 16 12 J00G 34 : Criminology: The Accused’s Journey added to HND and HND frameworks 17/04/18

HNC Digital Design

HND Digital Design and Development

GL7Y 15

GL80 16

3

Addition of of Units: HH3G 34: Pitch a treatment, F8R6 34: Game Design Theory, F8R5 34: Character Creation and Storytelling, F6BX 35: Narrative and Genre (double credit) Added to Optional section of Frameworks for GL7Y 15 HNC Digital Design and Web Development and GL80 16 HND Digital Design and Development.

14/05/18

PDA Dental Nursing G9C4 47 12 Updates to Assessment paper process 14/05/18
PDA Domestic Abuse Advocacy GG2C 47 2 Addition of Unit: HW1A 34: Role and Skill of a Partner Worker added to Mandatory Optional section.  Number of Mandatory units reduced from four to three with no change to total credits required.  18/05/18
HNC/HND Forestry G93P 16   G93N 15 4 Corrections to the overall credit values in the HNC and HND structures 29/05/18
HNC Photography GG3C 15 7 Addition of Unit: H7MB 34 Communication: Practical Skills 29/05/18
Digital Culture: Online Communication F86P 34 02 Minor amendment to Outcome 5  - Communicate using virtual worlds, change to Communicate in an online environment 01/06/18
PDA Medical Administration G8KV 47 5 Revision of Units: Unit codes updated in line with changes to award. 
FG61 34: Medical Terminology for Administration Staff  replaces DM6C 34:  Medical Terminology for Administration Staff   
FG65 34: Hospital Patient Administration  replaces DL51 34: Hospital Patient Administration 
FG63 34: GP Medical Administration  replaces DJ4H 34: GP Medical Administration 
FG6A 35: Legal Protection of NHSS Patient Data replaces DM6A 35: Legal Protection of NHSS Patient Data
H1F0 34: Creating a Culture of Customer Care replaces DJ42 34: Creating a Culture of Customer Care
HH82 34: IT in Business: Spreadsheets replaces DE1M 34: IT in Business: Spreadsheets
F84X 34: IT in Business: Databases replaces DE1N 34: IT in Business: Databases
HH84 34: IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications replaces DE1L 34 IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentation Applications 
29/05/18
Building Information Modelling (BIM): Building Science HE2E 35

2

Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
Building Information Modelling (BIM): Principles HE2G 34 2 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
Building Information Modelling (BIM): Residential Project HE2F 34 2 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
CAD: 3D Printing and Scanning HE29 34 2 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
CAD: 3D Surface and Solid Modelling HE27 34 2 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
CAD: Cloud Technologies HE2D 34 2 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
CAD: Digital Collaboration Practices HE2H 35 3 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
CAD: Drawing Office Practice HE2A 34 3 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
CAD: Systems Management HE2C 35 2 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
CAD: User Systems HE28 34 2 Superclass changed from VF to CC 04/06/18
HNC Human Resource Management GF9N 15 5 Addition of Unit: F84L 35 Behavioural Skills for Business added to optional section of HNC award only. 06/06/18
Science Industry: Key Issues  H92K 34 2 Amendment to include organisation or company from a science based industry.  06/06/18
3D Design G8F4 16 6

The following units have been removed from the HND framework only:

DX00 34: Exhibition Design: Modular Design Systems and Techniques

DX05 34: Exhibition Design: Studio Practice

D7HJ 34: Employment Experience 1

H8T2 33: Workplace Communication in English

DG6E 34: Work Role Effectiveness (2003)

DG6G 35: Work Role Effectiveness (2003)

Specialist clusters removed and the units have been moved into the options section of the framework.

08/06/18
Fashiom Design and Production with Retail G8PV 15 G8PT 16 10 Additional Unit: F1FS 34 Designing and producing a Fashion Garment: An Introduction has been added to both HNC and HND Frameworks 08/06/18
Marketing Communicaations: Graded Unit 1 HX47 34 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 5 embedded 08/06/18
Marketing: Graded Unit 1 HX48 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded
 
08/06/18
Advertising and Public Relatioins:Graded Unit 2 HX49 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded 08/06/18
Technologies in Business: Graded Unit 2 HX47 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Workforce Development HX53 35 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Risk Management HX54 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Business Continuity HX55 35 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Management Accounting HX56 35 2 Core Skills Component Using Number at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Information Management HX57 35 2 Core Skills Component Crtitical Thinking at SCQF level 6 and Planning and Organising at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Managing Negotiations HX58 35 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Faciltiies Management: Managing Relationships with Suppliers and Specialists HX59 35 2 Core Skill Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Managing Procurement and Contracts HX5A 35 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Facilities Management: Space Management HX5C 35 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Facilities Management:Property, Fabric and Building Service Management HX5D 35 2 Core Skills Component Crtitical Thinking at SCQF level 6 and Planning and Organising at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Forest Science HX5M 34 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Forest Mensuration and Thinning Control HX5N 34 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 5 08/06/18
Forest Harvesting HX5P 34 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 5 embedded 08/06/18

Beauty Therapy: Promotional and Selling Skills

HY27 35 2 Core Skills Component Crtitical Thinking at SCQF level 5 and Planning and Organising at SCQF level 5 08/06/18
Beauty Therapy: Advanced Facial and Body Therapy Techniques HY28 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded 08/06/18
Beauty Therapy: Graded Unit 2 HY2R 35 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded 08/06/18
Financial Services: International Transactions HY93 35 2 Core Skills Component Crtitical Thinking at SCQF level 6 and Using Number at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Counselling: Contemporary Pluralistic Counselling Theory J00E 35 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Counselling Group Experience: Pluralistic Approach J00F35 2 Core Skills Component Crtitical Thinking at SCQF level 5 and Working Co-Operatively with Others at SCQF level 5 08/06/18
Occupational Therapy: Aspects of Sociology J07H 34 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 5 08/06/18
Occupational Therapy: Context and Development J07L 34 2 Core Skills Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 6 08/06/18
Occupational Therapy: Philosophy, Theory and Practice J07N 34 2 Core Skills Component Crtitical Thinking at SCQF level 6 and Working Co-Operatively with Others at SCQF level 5 08/06/18
Occupational Therapy: Quality Improvement:Audit J07P 34 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded 08/06/18
Occupational Therapy: Psychology and Human Development J07S 34 2 Core Skills Component Crtitical Thinking at SCQF level 6 and Working Co-Operatively with Others at SCQF level 5 08/06/18
Occupational Therapy: Policies, Procedures and Professional Standards J07R 34 2 Core Skill Component Critical Thinking at SCQF level 5 08/06/18
Occupational Therapy: Graded Unit 1 J08E 34 2 Core Skill Problem Solving at SCQF level 6 embedded 08/06/18
Display Design G93W 16 8 FD62 34 Sculpture: An Introduction has been moved from the Mandatory Section to the Optional Section 15/06/18
Computing GF3E 15 13 Revision of Units: H1EP 34 Ethical Hacking: Fundamentals (Finish date 31/07/2021) as been replaced by J0HK 34: Ethical hacking (start date (01/08/2018) HIEN 34 Computer Forensics: Fundamentals (finish date 31/07/2021) has been replaced by J)HL 34 Digitial Forensics (start date 01/08/2018) 05/07/18
Computing: Networking GG7C 16 11 Revision of Units: H1EP 34 Ethical Hacking: Fundamentals (Finish date 31/07/2021) as been replaced by J0HK 34: Ethical hacking (start date (01/08/2018) HIEN 34 Computer Forensics: Fundamentals (finish date 31/07/2021) has been replaced by J)HL 34 Digitial Forensics (start date 01/08/2018) 05/07/18
Computing: Technical Support GM9D 16 3 Revision of Units: H1EP 34 Ethical Hacking: Fundamentals (Finish date 31/07/2021) as been replaced by J0HK 34: Ethical hacking (start date (01/08/2018) HIEN 34 Computer Forensics: Fundamentals (finish date 31/07/2021) has been replaced by J)HL 34 Digitial Forensics (start date 01/08/2018) 05/07/18
Legal Services G8GY 15/G8H0 16 23 Addition of Units: DF87 34 Health and Safety Legislation: An Introduction has been added to the option section of the HND framework. FOEB 34 Criminal Justice System in Scotland has been added tothe optional section  of the HNC framework 05/07/18
HNC Computer Games Development GM09 15 2 Addition of Unit: F5GC 34: 3D Computer Modelling and Animation: An Introduction added to optional section of HNC only. 05/07/18
HND Computing: Technical Support  GM9D 16 4 Unit added: H17V 34 Security Concepts added to Optional units Group 4 Local Options 12/07/18

HNC Radio

HND Radio

GK7N 15

GK7P 16

4 Addition of Optional Unit: J0S9 34 – Working in Radio added to both HNC/HND frameworks as Optional Mandatory unit. 13/07/18
HND Professional Cookery  GF4T 16 19 Addition of Unit:  DL4M 34 – Managing Hospitality Organisations 2 added to the optional section of the HND Professional Cookery award only. 13/07/18
HNC/HND Marketing

GC84 15          

GC85 16

21

Revision of Unit:

DV77 35: Consumer Behaviour: Research and Applications (Finish date 31/07/2021) has been replaced by J11P 35 Consumer Behaviour: Research and Applications (Start date 01/08/2017) for both HNC/HND Frameworks

18/07/18
HNC/HND Advertising and PR

GC81 15

GC83 16

17

Revision of Unit:

DV77 35: Consumer Behaviour: Research and Applications (Finish date 31/07/2021) has been replaced by J11P 35 Consumer Behaviour: Research and Applications (Start date 01/08/2017) for both HNC/HND Frameworks

18/07/18
HNC Business G9ML 15 G9ML 16 26 Addtional Unit: H1F2 34 Management: Leadership at Work added to the optional section of both HNC and HND frameowrks 18/07/18
Fashion Technology and Manufacture with Design GG11 15 7 Revision of Unit: Pattern Development and Fitting Tailored Garments (F1PV 35) moved from Mandatory to Optional in HNC Framework only. 18/07/18
Computer Science GG7D 16 11 Addition of Optional Unit: HT6W 35 Open Source Operating Systems: Introduction to Command Line Administration added to Group 1 Specialist options 19/07/18
Beauty Therapy: Advanced Facial and Body Therapy Techniques  HY25 35 3 Minor amends to  house styling and formatting 28/07/18
HND 3D Computer Animation  G9EX 16 9 Correction to Credits for Unit: HH58 35: Creating a Showreel and Portfolio. Unit was incorrectly shown to have 16 SCQF credit points and a credit value of 2. This has been corrected to show 8 SCQF Credit points and a credit value of 1. 10/08/18
Mathematics for Science 2 H8XR 34 3 Content added to ensure that the unit meets the notional design length of 40 hours 10/08/18
Mathematics for Science 1 H8XP 33 3 Content removed to ensure that the unit does not exceed the notional design length of 40 hours.   10/08/18
Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction  H92W 33 4

The number of practical experiments for Outcome 2 reduced from three to two. 

One of the experiments must be reported by production of a full laboratory report.  The remaining experiment can be reported by production of a full laboratory report, completion of an appropriate pro forma, a laboratory diary entry or a checklist.

17/08/18
Physics 1 H93D 33 2 Duration of assessment for Outcomes 1-3 increased to 90 minutes, and a laboratory diary entry is now acceptable evidence for Outcome 4. 17/08/18
HNC/HND Counselling G8H6 15                            GM4H 16 5 Additional Paragraph added to Page 24 of GAS: “Students should apply for student membership of BACP as soon as they have been enrolled onto the HND. This will help to reduce possible delays in processing their application” 20/08/18
HND Accounting G9M6 16 14 Revision of Unit: F7R6 35 Business Taxation has been replaced by J0LY 35 Business Taxation  and will finish on 31/07/2020 21/08/18
HNC/HND Business G9ML 15                G9MM 16 27 Revision of Unit: F7R6 35 Business Taxation has been replaced by J0LY 35 Business Taxation  and will finish on 31/07/2020 21/08/18
HND Financial Services GE9V 16 9 Revision of Unit: F7R6 35 Business Taxation has been replaced by J0LY 35 Business Taxation  and will finish on 31/07/2020 21/08/18
HND Financial Services GP0A 16 2 Revision of Unit: F7R6 35 Business Taxation has been replaced by J0LY 35 Business Taxation  and will finish on 31/07/2020 21/08/18
Animal Care

G91P15

GG1R 16

8 Addition of Units to the Optional Section of both HNC and HND frameworks. J1BH 34 Small Animal Husbandry, J1BJ 34 Animal Care: Microbiology, J1BK 34 Animal Care: Equine Care, J1BL 35 Animal Care: Small Animal Parasitology, J1BM 35 Animal Care: Ecosustems and Biodiversity. 22/08/18
Computing GF3E 15 n/a Units added: FM97 35 Self Describing Data and H8W8 34 Big Data  added to Optional units Group 4 Local Options 23/08/18
Computer Science GG7D 16 n/a Unit added:  H8W8 34 Big Data  added to Optional units Group 4 Local Options 23/08/18
Photography GG3D 16 8 Unit H1LL 34 Photography: Stock has been added to Option Group 1 to the HND frameowk only 31/08/18
Biomedical Pathology H925 35 2 Reference to an example of an ASP and marking guidelines have been removed 03/09/18
Fashion Make-up: Current Fashion and Classic Make-up Skills J0H2 34 3 Removal of strip and individual lashes from outcome 1 and 3 Clarification of evidence requirements for centres 07/09/18
Computing GF3E 15   Addition of Optional Unit: HF3K 34 Web Technologies 1: HTML and CSS added as Local Optional unit. 11/09/18
Computing: Software Development GG7E 16   Addition of Optional Unit: HF3K 34 Web Technologies 1: HTML and CSS added as Local Optional unit. 11/09/18
Computing: Networking  GG7C 16   Addition of Optional Unit: HF3K 34 Web Technologies 1: HTML and CSS added as Local Optional unit. 11/09/18