National Qualifications

Publications about National Qualifications - for subject-specific National Units, see the National Unit Assessments section.

We have split this section into:

National Qualifications

Arrangements for Project-based National Courses
Each document covers a named SGA area at Higher and Intermediate 2. Provides details such as Course titles, codes, structure of Project-based Courses, and types of external assessment. Explains the ground rules for Project-based Courses in general and the different types of project in particular (practical assignments/investigations/extended case studies).

Catalogue of National Qualifications (4 MB)
SQA's Catalogue of National Qualifications gives the code of every current National Uni, National Course, National Cluster and Standard Grade.

Project-based National Course specificiations

More than 35 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 or e-mail:


Copies of Arrangements Documents for all National Courses are available to purchase from SQA's Business Development & Customer Support Team on 0303 333 0330 or e-mail: They can also be downloaded from the NQ subject-specific pages, or you can choose to search for related documents with NQ Search.

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