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SQA News 4 March 2021

HNVQ subject-specific assessment guidance 2020-21

We have been publishing subject-specific guidance and critical competence information regarding Higher National and vocational qualifications (HNVQ) on our website over the last few weeks.

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

This is part of the alternative assessment approach being used for these qualifications in 2020-21, which is distinct from the Alternative Certification Model being used for National Qualifications.

We have summarised the publication of the subject guidance in a schedule on the HNVQ area of our website:

This schedule, which is updated daily, shows:

The subject guidance is also available on the relevant subject pages, along with any critical competence information.

You can keep up to date with HNVQ arrangements in 2020-21 on the HNVQ area of our website.