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Festival of Dangerous Ideas - Join the Conversation
Keep up-to-date with what’s happening throughout the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and share your dangerous ideas for education! Find out how on the Join the Conversation Leaflet (606.71 kB).
View the Festival of Dangerous Ideas blog.
Request for Suggestions for Support Materials - Teaching PDAs
The PDA Teaching Practice in Scotland's Colleges @ SCQF Level 9 (GG87 49) and the PDA Developing Teaching Practice in Scotland's Colleges @ SCQF Level 9 (GG82 49) are now available for centres to deliver, and we would like to start the process of developing appropriate support materials to exemplify the standards required in these refreshed PDAs. The materials should complement the existing support materials for the predecessor awards, which will in the main still be of relevance for the refreshed awards, and should add value to what exists already.
SQA would like to gather your views on the type of support materials you would like to see developed, and what priority you would attach to each type. This will enable us to scope the funding required, apply for the necessary funds and prioritise what is to be developed according to what the sector feels would be of most benefit in promoting best practice.
You are invited to email your suggestions to Mary Black by close of play on Thursday 20 June 2013, after which we will collate all suggestions and start the development process. We aim to have something produced for the end of August, and regular updates on progress will be provided on the SQA and College Development Network web pages.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your participation.
Mary Black, Qualifications Manager, SQA
Review of Level 2 and 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Service
As part of the regular three year review cycle of Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland, SDS is now reviewing the Level 2 and 3 Modern Apprenticeship framework in Providing Financial Services. This review will run for six months until the end of October 2013.
The current SVQ, subsequent National Occupational Standards, Assessment Strategy and Core Skills signposting has recently been revised and details of these are available on request. The revised SVQ will be accredited by SQA in September and the revised Modern Apprenticeship framework will be sent to the Modern Apprenticeship Group for approval in November 2013.
They will be holding a meeting to discuss the review of the framework on Friday 14 June 2013 at RBS Edinburgh Conference Centre. If you would like to attend, or if there is any aspect of the framework you would like to comment on as part of this review or would like to request any of the above documentation, please email Steven Poss or phone 0845 618 2363.
You can view the current Level 2 and 3 Modern Apprenticeship frameworks in Providing Financial Services here.
Quick - Issue 6
In this issue:
- Annual Awards 2013
- Festival of Dangerous Ideas
- New Professional Learning Platform
- Teaching in Colleges Today
- Launch of ESPA Network
- Money for Life Challenge: Embedding Interdisciplinary Learning
- Differentiation Deviser – Are You up for the Challenge?
- BYOD to Events
- College Safeguarding Conference
... and much more.
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