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How to Make Digital Prelims and Assessments

Candidates who use digital papers require digital prelims and assessments in the same format, and so this hands-on course provides staff with the skills required to create these materials. The course is fully 'hands-on' and participants will learn how to make accessible interactive digital examination papers and assessments.

It is now possible for schools to create internal assessments in PDF for free - there is no requirement to buy Acrobat Professional - and so we will learn how to create and edit papers using Microsoft Word; and convert materials from Word to PDF for students to access on screen or on tablet.

We will also learn how to add 'answer boxes' to create PDF prelims that function in the same way as the SQA Digital Question Papers, using Acrobat Professional on Windows, and PDF Office on iPad.

Participants should have reasonable ICT skills, a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and iPads and should be familiar with Digital Question Papers.

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What you'll learn on the training course

  • How to design interactive assessment materials in PDF using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.
  • How to design interactive assessment materials in PDF with iPads.

Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suited to:

  • Subject teachers;
  • Support for Learning staff.

Our trainers and equipment

CALL Scotland is a registered provider of CPD (PLfind) for all staff working within Curriculum for Excellence or with pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Our specialist trainers bring a tailor-made service to your school and will discuss your requirements fully beforehand.

We can provide a set of Windows laptops and iPads, or your equipment can be used, provided that all the appropriate software is installed.


Price guide

SLA: Service Level Agreement ( some Local Authorities have an SLA with CALL Scotland)

SLA Rate
(1 trainer)
Standard Rate
(1 trainer)
SLA rate
(2 trainers)
Standard Rate
(2 trainers)
2 Hours
£305 £360 £470 £580
Half Day
(3 hours)
£320 £390 £520 £615
Full day
(6 hours)
£520 £640 £850 £1035

Additional costs and travel.