People take our qualifications at all stages of their lives: at school, at college, at work, and in their leisure time.
Our qualifications cover a wide range of subjects and levels but you can compare them by referring to the table below which is based on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications framework (SCQF). The number of SCQF credit points shows how much learning has to be done, while the SCQF level shows how difficult it is. There are 12 levels in the SCQF, level 1 being the least difficult and level 12 the most difficult.
Click on the table entries to find out more about each qualification.
(For an explanation of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), see 'How our qualifications work'.)
SQA qualifications consist of one or more: