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Website Updates - 20/01/21 Status Change
English UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Higher and Advanced Higher English for provisional results published.
Mathematics of Mechanics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Advanced Higher Mathematics of Mechanics for provisional results published.
Statistics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Advanced Higher Statistics for provisional results published.
Human Biology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Higher Human Biology for provisional results published.
Mathematics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Higher and Advanced Higher Mathematics for provisional results published.
Graphic Communication UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Higher and Advanced Higher Graphic Communication for provisional results published.
Biology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Higher and Advanced Higher Biology for provisional results published.

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Website Updates - 19/01/21 Status Change
ESOL UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for Higher ESOL for provisional results published

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Website Updates - 14/01/21 Status Change
Gathering evidence for provisional results - National Qualifications UPDATED Added dates for release of subject-specific guidance for Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications.

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Website Updates - 13/01/21 Status Change
Learner and parent information - National Qualifications 2020-21 UPDATED SQA statements for parents/carers and learners on how Higher and Advanced Higher courses will be awarded in 2020-21.
Update on National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses 2020-21: A message for learners UPDATED Message for learners
Update on National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses 2020-21: a message for parents and carers UPDATED Message for parents and carers

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Website Updates - 12/01/21 Status Change
Update from National Qualifications 2021 Group - National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher NEW Latest news from SQA on alternative certification model for National Qualifications in 2021

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Website Updates - 08/01/21 Status Change
Science UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020–21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Practical Cookery UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020–21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Physics UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020–21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Health and Food Technology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020–21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Fashion and Textile Technology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020–21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Environmental Science UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Chemistry UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Biology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for the added value unit.
Design and Technology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 in session 2020-21 document updated to include information about entering candidates for units.

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Website Updates - 21/12/20 Status Change
National 4 ESOL – Online resources – practice assessments UPDATED Surpass Viewer instructions added - DMCF 21/12/20
National 5 ESOL – Online resources – practice assessments UPDATED Instructions on access to OpenAssess listed - DMCF 21/12/20
National 2 ESOL – Online resources – practice assessments UPDATED Surpass Viewer instructions listed. DMCF 21/12/20
NC Accounting SCQF Level 5 UPDATED Internal assessment guidance published - Accounting Units with tolerances

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Website Updates - 18/12/20 Status Change
Joint statement from SQA and Colleges Scotland NEW Joint statement from SQA and Colleges Scotland.

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Website Updates - 16/12/20 Status Change
Update on Higher and Advanced Higher courses 2020–21: a message for parents and carers NEW new page
Update on Higher and Advanced Higher courses 2020–21: message for learners NEW new page
Update from the National Qualifications 2021 Group: Support and guidance for Higher and Advanced Higher in session 2020–21 NEW News article: Subject-specific guidance for teachers and lecturers will be published for all subjects, throughout January 2021.

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Website Updates - 10/12/20 Status Change
Remote assessment - guidance for schools and centres NEW New - guidance on using remote assessment where standard invigilation procedures cannot be applied.

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Website Updates - 08/12/20 Status Change
SQA acknowledges Deputy First Minister’s decision to cancel Higher and Advanced Higher exams UPDATED The 2021 National Qualifications examination diet has been cancelled.
News about National 5 results in 2020-21 – a message for parents and carers UPDATED New page
Delivering your National 5 results in 2021 - a message for learners UPDATED New page
8 Dec 2020: Delivering National 5 results in 2020-21 NEW SQA statement on quality assurance process for session 2020-21
HNC/HND Sports Coaching and Development UPDATED Uploaded: Appendix to Subject guidance for internally assessed qualifications in 2020-21: December 2020 HNC/D Coaching and Developing Sport
Modern Studies UPDATED Guidance for gather estimates Gaelic translation added.
History UPDATED Guidance for gathering estimates Gaelic translation added.
Geography UPDATED Guidance for gathering estimates Gaelic translation added.

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Website Updates - 04/12/20 Status Change
Graded Units UPDATED FAQ documents for centres and learners published
Higher History - Course overview and resources UPDATED Correction to the first bullet point on the second page. The stem 'Evaluate the usefulness of Source X as evidence of the differing views about...' is used. This has been changed to: The stem 'Evaluate the usefulness of Source X as evidence of...' is used.

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Website Updates - 26/11/20 Status Change
Awarding 2021 Changes to Visiting Assessment Arrangements NEW News article: Changes to Visiting Assessment Arrangements for National Qualifications in 2021
National Qualifications - external verification UPDATED Updated with 2020-21 dates.

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Website Updates - 25/11/20 Status Change
Mathematics - Course overview and resources UPDATED Tha stiùireadh air tional fianais gus tuairmsean airson Nàiseanta 5 (Matamataig) air fhoillseachadh.
English - Course overview and resources UPDATED New version of Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 document uploaded.

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Website Updates - 19/11/20 Status Change
Administration and IT UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Admin and IT) published
Accounting UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Accounting) published
Practical Cookery UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Practical Cookery) published
Practical Cake Craft UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Practical Cake Craft) published
Physics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Physics) published
Physical Education UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Physical Education) published
Music Technology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Music Technology) published
Health and Food Technology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Health and Food Technology) published
Fashion and Textile Technology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Fashion and Textile Technology) published
Environmental Science UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Environmental Science) published
Drama UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Drama) published
Dance UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Dance) published
Chemistry UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Chemistry) published
Biology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Biology) published

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Website Updates - 18/11/20 Status Change
Literacy and Numeracy - Overview and resources UPDATED Guidance on Assessing talking skills in English and Literacy units in session 2020-21
Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (RMPS) published
Media UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Media) published
Care UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Care) published
Practical Electronics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Practical Electronics) published

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Website Updates - 16/11/20 Status Change
English UPDATED Assessing talking skills in English and Literacy units in session 2020-21
HNC Social Services - Course overview and resource UPDATED HNC Social Services Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC Childhood Practice at SCQF level 7 UPDATED HNC Childhood Practice Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
Economics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Economics) published

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Website Updates - 13/11/20 Status Change
Graded Units UPDATED November 2020 update on graded units published.
History UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (History) published
Classical Studies UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Classical Studies) published
Modern Studies UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Modern Studies) published
Sociology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Sociology) published
Psychology UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Psychology) published
Music UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Music) published
Latin UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Latin) published
Geography UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Geography) published
Business Management UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Business Management) published
Computing Science UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Computing Science) published
ESOL UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (ESOL) published

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Website Updates - 12/11/20 Status Change
About assessment arrangements - Guidance and support UPDATED Assessment Arrangements for 2020-21 have been updated.
Practical Metalworking UPDATED Text added to gathering evidence guidance stating no expectation of prelims for National 5.
Modern Languages UPDATED Text added to gathering evidence guidance stating no expectation of prelims for National 5.
Mathematics UPDATED Text added to gathering evidence guidance stating no expectation of prelims for National 5.
Graphic Communication UPDATED Text added to gathering evidence guidance stating no expectation of prelims for National 5.
Gidhlig UPDATED Text added to gathering evidence guidance stating no expectation of prelims for National 5.
English UPDATED Text added to gathering evidence guidance stating no expectation of prelims for National 5.
Art and Design UPDATED Text added to gathering evidence guidance stating no expectation of prelims for National 5.
Practical Woodworking UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Practical Woodworking) published
Philosophy UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Philosophy) published
Engineering Science UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Engineering Science) published
Design and Manufacture UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Design and Manufacture) published
Applications of Mathematics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Applications of Mathematics) published

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Website Updates - 11/11/20 Status Change
HNC/HND Beauty Therapy UPDATED HNC/HND Beauty Therapy Appendix 2020-21 published
NPA Make-Up Skills UPDATED NPA Make-Up Skills Appendix 2020-21 published
NPA Long Hair Design with Make-Up UPDATED NPA Long Hair Design with Make-Up Appendix 2020-21 published
National Progression Award (NPA) Eye Treatments UPDATED NPA Eye Treatments Appendix 2020-21 published
National Progression Award (NPA) Beauty Skills UPDATED NPA Beauty Skills Appendix 2020-21 published
National Progression Award (NPA) Beauty Massage UPDATED NPA Beauty Massage Appendix 2020-21 published
NPA Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4 UPDATED NPA Beauty and Digital Communication Appendix 2020-21 published
NPA Cosmetology UPDATED NPA Cosmetology Appendix 2020-21 published
HND Complementary Therapies UPDATED HND Complementary Therapies Appendix 2020-21 published
HNC Complementary Therapies UPDATED HNC Complementary Therapies Appendix 2020-21 published
National Certificate (NC) Wellness Therapies UPDATED NC Wellness Therapies Appendix 2020-21 published
NC Beauty Care and Make-up, NC Beauty Care, NC Make-up Artistry UPDATED NC Beauty Care, NC Beauty Care and Make-up Appendix 2020-21 published
Skills for Work: Beauty Higher (SCQF level 6) UPDATED Skills for Work Beauty Appendix 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 06/11/20 Status Change
Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Modern Studies UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Latin UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
History UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Geography UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Gidhlig UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3, National 4 or freestanding unit assessments in 2021
Classical Studies UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Gidhlig UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Gàidhlig) published
Modern Languages UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Modern Languages) published
Practical Woodworking UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 4 assessment in 2021
Practical Metalworking UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 4 assessment in 2021
Practical Electronics UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 4 assessment in 2021
Mathematics UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 4 assessment in 2021
Engineering Science UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 4 assessment in 2021
Care UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 4 assessment in 2021

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Website Updates - 05/11/20 Status Change
Gathering evidence and producing estimates - National Qualifications UPDATED Published details of dates for releasing National 5 estimates guidance on a subject-by-subject basis
Exam Timetable - Build your study plan UPDATED 2021 Higher and Advanced Higher Exam Timetable published (PDF file)

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Website Updates - 04/11/20 Status Change
Modern Languages UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
ESOL UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Drama UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Computing Science UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Business UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021
Applications of Mathematics UPDATED Confirmation that there will be no changes to National 3 or National 4 assessment in 2021

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Website Updates - 02/11/20 Status Change
Update on arrangements for SQA National Courses in 2020-21 UPDATED News item added - 021120 - Update on NQ 2021 course arrangements
English UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (English) published
Mathematics UPDATED Guidance on gathering evidence for National 5 estimates (Mathematics) published

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Website Updates - 29/10/20 Status Change
Music Technology UPDATED Revised Music Technology coursework assessment task has been published for session 2020-21 only
Graphic Communication UPDATED Information added to the Advanced Higher section of the Graphic Communication modification report.
Physical Education UPDATED Guidance for National 3, National 4 and freestanding units - Physical Education 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 28/10/20 Status Change
Your Coursework - What you need to know UPDATED Your Coursework 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 26/10/20 Status Change
HND Hospitality Management (Fixed Framework) UPDATED HND Hospitality Management Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 21/10/20 Status Change
Design and Technology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 Design and Technology in session 2020/21 published

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Website Updates - 19/10/20 Status Change
Higher English - Course overview and resources UPDATED Instructions for the submission of Higher English coursework published to the coursework tab.
Advanced Higher English - Course overview UPDATED Instructions for the submission of Advanced Higher English coursework published under the coursework tab.

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Website Updates - 16/10/20 Status Change
HNC Childhood Practice at SCQF level 7 UPDATED HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice – starting work placements session 2021 published
SQA Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Fixed Framework) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
SQA Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management (Fixed Framework) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Travel and Tourism UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
SQA Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
SQA Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
SQA Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Operations UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Legal Services UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Dance UPDATED Modification documents for Higher, National 5 and SCQF 5&6 Dance published.

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Website Updates - 14/10/20 Status Change
Physical Education UPDATED Guidance for Higher Physical Education 2021 published

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Website Updates - 13/10/20 Status Change
ESOL UPDATED Guidance for Higher ESOL published
Practical Cookery UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Health and Food Technology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Fashion and Textile Technology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 12/10/20 Status Change
History UPDATED Guidance on creating assessments for Higher History published
Science UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Chemistry UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 09/10/20 Status Change
Administration and IT UPDATED National 5 Administration and IT assessment 2020-21 information published.
Accounting UPDATED National 5 Accounting assessment 2020-21 information
English UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Music Technology UPDATED Information for National 5 Music Technology for the provision of media files.

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Website Updates - 08/10/20 Status Change
Art and Design UPDATED Text added to National Course modification summary file confirming that contextual analysis is to be submitted as normal for both Advanced Higher Art and Design courses
Physics UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Music Technology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Music UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Media UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Human Biology UPDATED Arrangements for freestanding units SCQF level 6 in session 2020-21 published
Graphic Communication UPDATED Arrangements for National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Environmental Science UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Design and Manufacture UPDATED Arrangements for National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Biology UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Art and Design UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published
Administration and IT UPDATED Arrangements for National 3 and National 4 in session 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 07/10/20 Status Change
Latin UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Advanced Higher Graphic Communication- Course overview UPDATED New Coursework Assessment Task for Advanced Higher Graphic Communication - session 2020/21
Practical Cake Craft UPDATED National 5 Course information for 2020-21
Practical Woodworking UPDATED National 5 course information for 2020-21
Practical Metalworking UPDATED National 5 course information for 2020-21
Music Technology UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Practical Electronics UPDATED National 5 Course Information for session 2020-21
Practical Cookery UPDATED Arrangements for National 5 in session 2020-21
Applications of Mathematics UPDATED Arrangements for National 5 in session 2020-21
ESOL UPDATED National 5 and Higher Course information for 2020-21
Drama UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Environmental Science UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
English UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Engineering Science UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Economics UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Design and Manufacture UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Dance UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Geography UPDATED National Qualifications: changes to assessment for session 2020/21
Computing Science UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Classical Studies UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Childcare and Development UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Graphic Communication UPDATED National Qualifications: changes to assessment for session 2020/21
Chemistry UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Gidhlig UPDATED National Qualifications: changes to assessment for session 2020/21
Care UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Business Management UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Biology UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Health and Food Technology UPDATED National Qualifications: changes to assessment for session 2020/21
Art and Design UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
History UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Applications of Mathematics UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Human Biology UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Latin UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Mathematics UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Mathematics of Mechanics UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Administration and IT UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Media UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Modern Languages UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Modern Studies UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Philosophy UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Photography UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Physical Education UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Physics UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Politics UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Psychology UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies UPDATED National Qualification course assessment changes for session 2020/21
Sociology UPDATED National Qualification course changes for session 2020/21
Accounting UPDATED National 5 to Advanced Higher Course information for 2020-21
Statistics UPDATED National Qualification course changes for session 2020/21

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Website Updates - 05/10/20 Status Change
National Progression Award Playwork and Childcare SCQF level 5 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Play in a Sports Environment UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
National Progression Award Health and Social Care: Promoting Reablement SCQF level 6 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NC Health and Social Care UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
PDA Education Support Assistance SCQF level 6 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NC Early Education and Childcare UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020 published.

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Website Updates - 02/10/20 Status Change
HNC/HND Photography UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Prior verification - SQA Advanced and HN UPDATED 2020-2021 pre-verification guidance and information published.
NC Bakery at SCQF Level 5 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Bakery UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Food Manufacture UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work: Hospitality National 5 (SCQF level 5) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.

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Website Updates - 01/10/20 Status Change
SQA Advanced Certificate in Musical Theatre UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Musical Theatre UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Musical Theatre UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Dance SCQF level 4 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Dance UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
National Certificate in Dance UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Professional Dance Performance UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Dance Artists UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Contemporary Dance Performance UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Technical Theatre UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NC Technical Theatre UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Technical Theatre in Practice UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Professional Theatre Preparation UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Acting and Performance UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Acting and Theatre Performance UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Acting and Performance UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HN Diploma Counselling SCQF level 8 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work: Hospitality National 4 (SCQF level 4) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Foundation Apprenticeships - Overview and opportunities UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC Healthcare Practice UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work: Laboratory Science National 5 (SCQF level 5) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.

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Website Updates - 30/09/20 Status Change
SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Business UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
PDA Bricklaying SCQF level 6 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.

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Website Updates - 25/09/20 Status Change
NPA Science and Technology UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
National Progression Award in Scientific Technologies at SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Global Trade and Business (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Business with Information Technology (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Financial Services (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Diploma in Global Trade and Business (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Accounting UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
Skills for Work: Health Sector National 5 (SCQF level 5) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
Skills for Work: Health Sector National 4 (SCQF level 4) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Science and Technology UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Science and Health SCQF level 4 UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Applied Sciences SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Applied Sciences SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.

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Website Updates - 24/09/20 Status Change
SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Human Resource Management (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Business with Human Resource Management (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Business with Accounting (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Diploma in Business (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Business with Marketing (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Information Technology (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Business (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting (Fixed Framework) UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.

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Website Updates - 23/09/20 Status Change
NC Photography UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Photography at SCQF level 4 and 5 UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Retail Management UPDATED 2020-21 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
National Certificate in Retailing at SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Tutoring Adult Literacies SCQF level 8 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Training and Development for Delivery to Groups SCQF level 7 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Teaching Practice in Scotland’s Colleges SCQF level 9 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Support Adult Literacies Learning SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Information Technology in Business SCQF level 7 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Travel and Tourism UPDATED Link to 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance corrected.
HNC/HND Travel and Tourism UPDATED Link to 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance corrected.
SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Construction Management UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Civil Engineering UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Civil Engineering UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Built Environment at SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Financial Services at SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Certificate in Built Environment UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC Built Environment UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Built Environment UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Quantity Surveying UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Quantity Surveying UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Construction Management - Course overview UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Civil Engineering UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Office Management and Information Technology SCQF level 8 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Building Surveying UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Management Accounting SCQF level 7 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Architectural Technology UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Financial Accounting SCQF level 7 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Architectural Technology UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Book-keeping SCQF level 7 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Office Administration SCQF level 7 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Woodmachining SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Wall and Floor Tiling SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Stonemasonry SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Roofing SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Masonry Structures SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Plastering SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Painting and Decorating SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Floorcovering SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Carpentry and Joinery SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Construction Trades UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.

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Website Updates - 22/09/20 Status Change
PDA Medical Administration SCQF level 7 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Financial Services UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA in Sports Coaching at SCQF level 4, 5 and 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
National Certificate in Sport and Fitness at SCQF level 4 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Accounting UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Business at SCQF levels 7 and 8 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published
National Certificate (NC) Wellness Therapies UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.

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Website Updates - 21/09/20 Status Change
PDA Personal Training SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA Personal Training Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
Scottish Football Association: Refereeing UPDATED PDA in Scottish Football Association: Refereeing - Internal Assessment Guidance published
HNC Soft Tissue Therapy UPDATED HNC Soft Tissue Therapy Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Swimming Teaching SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA in Swimming Teaching Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
Sports Coaching Award SCQF level 5 UPDATED Sports Coaching Award: Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Sports Coaching SCQF levels 7 and 8 UPDATED PDA in Sports Coaching Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NPA Organising Volunteering Events in Sport UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work: Sport and Recreation National 5 (SCQF level 5) UPDATED Skills for Work: Sport and Recreation Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NPA Achieving Excellence in Sport UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Exercise and Fitness Leadership UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Sports Development UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Sport and Fitness: Team Sports UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Sport and Fitness: Outdoor Sports UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Sport and Fitness: Individual Sports UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work: Sport and Recreation National 4 (SCQF level 4) UPDATED Skills for Work: Sport and Recreation Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NPA Sporting Events: Personal Best UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Manicure and Pedicure UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Nail Enhancements UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Make-Up Skills UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Long Hair Design with Make-Up UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
National Progression Award (NPA) Eye Treatments UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
National Progression Award (NPA) Beauty Skills UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
National Progression Award (NPA) Beauty Massage UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
NPA Beauty and Digital Communication at SCQF level 4 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HND Complementary Therapies UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work: Beauty Higher (SCQF level 6) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Make-up Artistry: TV, Film and Theatre UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC Fashion Make-up UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
PDA Barbering SCQF level 7 UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
National Progression Award (NPA) Barbering UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work Hairdressing: National 5 (SCQF level 5) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
Skills for Work Hairdressing: National 4 (SCQF level 4) UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published.
HNC/HND Sports Coaching and Development UPDATED HNC/D Sports Coaching and Development Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NC Beauty Care and Make-up, NC Beauty Care, NC Make-up Artistry UPDATED Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21: NC Beauty Care and Make-up, NC Beauty Care, and NC Make-up Artistry published
NC Sport and Fitness UPDATED NC Sport and Fitness Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NPA Cosmetology UPDATED NPA Cosmetology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NC Hairdressing UPDATED NC Hairdressing Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC Complementary Therapies UPDATED HNC Complementary Therapies Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HND Sports Therapy UPDATED HND Sports Therapy Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC/HND Fitness, Health and Exercise UPDATED HNC/D Fitness, Health and Exercise Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC/HND Beauty Therapy UPDATED HNC/D Beauty Therapy Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC Hairdressing UPDATED HNC Hairdressing Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
National Progression Award Hospitality at SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Travel and Tourism UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Travel and Tourism UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Professional Cookery with Management UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC Professional Cookery UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Professional Cookery at SCQF Level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Professional Cookery at SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Professional Cookery at SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Professional Cookery at SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Professional Cookery at SCQF level 4 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Professional Cookery at SCQF level 3 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.

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Website Updates - 18/09/20 Status Change
National Certificate in Hospitality Operations at SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HND Hospitality Management UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC Hospitality Operations UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
National Certificate in Hospitality Operations at SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
National Progression Award Hospitality at SCQF level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC Events and HND Events Management UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
Events Co-ordination UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
Personal Development and Social Education UPDATED Work Placement Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC/HND Social Sciences UPDATED HNC/D Social Sciences Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
Contemporary Gaelic Songwriting & Production UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Music Business UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Sound Production: Recording UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Sound Production: Live UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Sound Production UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Music for Wellbeing at SCQF Level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NPA Music Performing UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
National Certificate Music at SCQF level 5 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
NC Music at SCQF Level 6 UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Sound Production UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Music Business UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
HNC/HND Music UPDATED 2020 Internal Assessment Guidance published.
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 8 UPDATED PDA in Politics Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA in Politics Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 8 UPDATED PDA in History Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA in History Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 8 UPDATED PDA in Sociology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA in Sociology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 8 UPDATED PDA in Psychology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-2021 published
PDA Social Sciences SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA in Psychology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC/HND Social Sciences UPDATED HNC/D Social Sciences Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
National Courses in session 2020-21 - update UPDATED Latest news statement from SQA on national courses

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Website Updates - 10/09/20 Status Change
HND Applied Biological Sciences UPDATED HND Applied Biological Sciences Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC/HND Chemical Process Technology UPDATED HNC and HND Chemical Process Technology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC Chemical Engineering UPDATED HNC Chemical Engineering Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Laboratory Science SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA Laboratory Science Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HND Industrial Biotechnology UPDATED HND Industrial Biotechnology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HND Industrial Biotechnology UPDATED HND Industrial Biotechnology Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HND Applied Chemical Sciences UPDATED HND Applied Chemical Sciences Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HND Applied Sciences UPDATED HND Applied Sciences Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
HNC Applied Sciences UPDATED HNC Applied Sciences Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NC Applied Sciences at SCQF level 6 UPDATED NC Applied Sciences Level 6 Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NC Applied Sciences at SCQF level 5 UPDATED NC Applied Sciences Level 5 Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Assessment and Supply of Individual Patients' Medicines SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA Assessment and Supply of Individual Patients' Medicines Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
PDA Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians SCQF level 7 UPDATED PDA Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published
NC Pharmacy Services UPDATED NC Pharmacy Services Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21 published

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Website Updates - 09/09/20 Status Change
HNC Hairdressing UPDATED Hairdressing and Barbering Additional Adaption Guidance September 2020 published
PDA Barbering SCQF level 7 UPDATED Hairdressing and Barbering Additional Adaption Guidance September 2020 published
National Progression Award (NPA) Barbering UPDATED Hairdressing and Barbering Additional Adaption Guidance September 2020 published
NC Hairdressing UPDATED Hairdressing and Barbering Additional Adaption Guidance September 2020 published

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Website Updates - 04/09/20 Status Change
Subject guidance for internally-assessed qualifications in 2020-21 NEW Subject guidance for internally-assessed qualifications in 2020-21, new page published.

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Website Updates - 21/08/20 Status Change
SVQ Dental Nursing UPDATED Supplementary guidance for SVQ Dental Nursing approved centres to support learners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic published.

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Website Updates - 14/08/20 Status Change
Arrangements for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in the 2020-21 session – joint statement from Scottish Government and SQA NEW Arrangements for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in the 2020-21 session - joint statement from Scottish Government and SQA.
National 5 - Advanced Higher course assessment technical consultation Session 2020-21 UPDATED National 5 - Advanced Higher course assessment technical consultation Session 2020-21 published.

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