Information for centres

SQA procedures and quality assurance for certification, assessment, candidate malpractice, centre malpractice, centre approval, moderation/verification and validation. 

The Appeals Process: Information for Centres


Centre Requirements for Internal and External Assessment 2013

Formerly known as Calendar of Key Dates, Appendix 3 - a listing of subject-specific submission dates for National Qualifications.

Malpractice: Information for Centres 2017

AA 7365, January 2017

SQA’s procedures for suspected cases of malpractice. Replaces 'Candidate malpractice in externally assessed examinations and assessments: Information for Centres' and 'Policy and procedures for dealing with malpractice in internally assessed qualifications: Information for Centres'. 

The document:

The procedures apply to all SQA qualifications, including those subject to statutory regulation by SQA Accreditation and Ofqual.

Catalogue of National Qualifications

Coursework Authenticity - a Guide for Teachers and Lecturers 

Free, BA5188, August 2009

An overview of the area of authenticity, plagiarism and collusion, and how it applies to coursework that is submitted to SQA for marking.

E-moderation: guidelines for FE staff and external moderators

Free, AA1675, November 2004

Guidance for UK-based centres on providing SQA qualifications overseas

Free, AA2537, October 2005

Developing successful international partnerships to deliver SQA qualifications. 
Guidance for UK-based centres on providing SQA qualifications overseas

Guide to Data Exchange 

Free, FA1469, February 2016

A guide to the arrangements for the exchange of data between SQA and centres. The Guide to Data Exchange should be used in conjunction with Delivering National Qualifications – Guide for SQA Co-ordinators.

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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