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Co-ordinator Update 31 August 2020

Assessment arrangement audits 2020

In response to the impacts of coronavirus, we will be adjusting our approach for assessment arrangement audits in 2020-21. To enable us to best support you during this time, any centre selected for audit will have the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue with relevant SQA staff. This will allow centres to review their systems and processes without risk of sanction.

We are currently engaging with centres on the details of this approach and getting feedback on how this new process will work. While this is ongoing, we are requesting that centres do not dispose of candidate evidence that was used in 2019-20 session to support their assessment arrangement requests. More information on Quality Assurance, as well as advice and resources to support assessment arrangements, can be found on our website.

To support the safe and secure delivery of our qualifications, whilst recognising the current challenges, centres selected for audit in 2020-21 will be contacted in October. It is expected this activity will take place from November to February 2021, in line with health advice at the time.