Subject guidance for internally-assessed qualifications in 2020-21

We would like to acknowledge the collaboration and support of centres to develop alternative assessment arrangements for learners during the unprecedented circumstances of 2020.

We are now confirming adaptations to assessment requirements for internally-assessed qualifications in session 2020-21.

This covers Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, SQA Advanced Certificates and Diplomas, Professional Development Awards, National Progression Awards, National Certificates, Skills for Work, Awards and internally-assessed NQ Units.

The following spreadsheet details when we will publish subject-specific guidance for assessing internally-assessed qualifications and will be updated with links as it is published.

The guidance is available on the relevant subject page.

The subject-specific guidance should be considered alongside the general guidance:

Where assessments can be altered, that is where no subject guidance has been published to insist on closed book conditions, centres can gather evidence for learning outcomes under open book conditions where this is more practical.