The Scottish Government is currently gathering information from a range of stakeholders on their perceptions of the National 4 qualification with a view to improving its currency amongst learners, teachers, parents, employers and others.

This review of National 4 is being undertaken on behalf of the Curriculum and Assessment Board (CAB).   The CAB is jointly chaired by the Scottish Government and Education Scotland, and is attended by a range of stakeholders including Colleges Scotland and College Development Network.  It is responsible for the oversight of curriculum and assessment activity in Scotland, and will make recommendations to Ministers on the best means of supporting improvements relating to teaching, learning, building curricula, qualifications and assessment at all levels of the system.

With this in mind, we are keen to seek the views of the college sector on the National 4 qualification, and have engaged with Colleges Scotland and College Development Network, to develop this short survey.   The survey itself is comprised of eight short questions, and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

This work forms part of a wider package of activity to develop our understanding about the range and value of different pathways that young people can take through school, college and CLD into university and employment, building on work that has been done in recent years on Developing the Young Workforce and the 15-24 Learner Journey Review.

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