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SQA News 26 August 2021

Foundation Apprenticeships 2021-22

We recently confirmed that the current alternative assessment approaches for Higher National and Vocational Qualifications – put in place to assist centres with the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on teaching, learning and assessment – will continue for session 2021-22.

SQA and Skills Development Scotland can confirm that the temporary frameworks developed for Foundation Apprenticeship frameworks in 2020-21 in response to COVID-19 will also continue to be available in 2021-22.

This ensures that they are available for any learner new starts in 2021-22 and for any returners, to ensure they will complete on that framework.

This applies to the following temporary frameworks, developed in response to COVID-19:

As with the temporary frameworks, we can confirm that the customised units, which were introduced as an option alongside SVQ/Diploma units in Foundation Apprenticeship frameworks, are available for 2021-22 new starts and returners.

Full details of these arrangements are available in the following guidance:

This is available on the Foundation Apprenticeships page of our website.