Information for Centres
This section lists publications which have been specially written for centres approved by us. It includes guides to Scottish Qualifications Authority procedures and quality assurance - certification, assessment, centre approval, moderation/verification, and validation. Some of the publications are available to download in PDF format.
Publications are also available on the following topic:
Information for Centres
The Appeals Process: Information for Centres
Centre Requirements for Internal and External Assessment 2013
This document was formerly known as Calendar of Key Dates - Appendix 3, and gives a listing of subject-specific submission dates for National Qualifications.
- Centre Requirements for Internal and External Assessment 2013 (PDF) (64 KB)
- Centre Requirements for Internal and External Assessment 2013 (Excel) (50 KB)
Candidate malpractice in externally assessed examinations and assessments
This is a guide for centres on procedures for dealing with candidate malpractice that are necessary for maintaining the integrity of SQA's qualifications.
Free, BA6798, April 2014 (amended Dec 2015, Feb 2016)
Dealing with malpractice in internally assessed qualifications: Information for Centres
This document sets out SQA’s procedures for dealing with suspected cases of malpractice. These procedures are necessary for maintaining the integrity of SQA’s qualifications. The document:
- defines candidate malpractice and centre malpractice in the context of internally assessed qualifications
- sets out the responsibilities of SQA and centres in relation to malpractice
- describes how to proceed in cases where there is reason to suspect malpractice
Our policy on malpractice in internally assessed qualifications is set out in Appendix 1 of the above document.
The procedures apply to all SQA qualifications, including those that are subject to statutory regulation by SQA Accreditation and Ofqual.
Catalogue of National Qualifications
Coursework Authenticity - a Guide for Teachers and Lecturers
An overview of the area of authenticity, plagiarism and collusion, and how it applies to coursework that is submitted to SQA for marking.
Free, BA5188, August 2009
E-moderation: guidelines for FE staff and external moderators
Free, AA1675, November 2004
Guidance for UK-based centres on providing SQA qualifications overseas
Guidance on the development of successful international partnerships to deliver SQA qualifications.
Free, AA2537, October 2005
Guide to Data Exchange
A guide to the arrangements for the exchange of data between the SQA and centres. The Guide to Data Exchange should be used in conjunction with Delivering National Qualifications – Guide for SQA Co-ordinators.
Free, FA1469, February 2016
Moderation of E-Assessment: Case Studies
Free, AA3157, April 2006
Project-based National Courses specifications
More than 40 individual specifications have been published to date, and more are to follow. For full details please phone SQA's Business Development & Customer Support Team on 0303 333 0330.
Quality Assuring the transition of SVQ candidates between centres
Free, May 2009
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Business Development & Customer Support Team
Scottish Qualifications Authority
The Optima Building
58 Robertson Street
Tel: 0303 333 0330
Fax: 0345 213 5000
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