INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXAMINATION CENTRES
Centres must nominate a contact for the SQA. All material relating to the examinations will be sent to the nominated contact. The contact should be available on examination days in case we need to get a message to the examination room(s).
To view examination dates, follow this link: Forthcoming Examination Dates
The times of examinations will be:
We will notify centres of the number of candidates and the Chief Invigilator's details no later than one week before the examination date. We will send candidate lists for each examination showing the candidate names and seat numbers. These must be displayed outside the examination room with a plan showing seat numbers. A copy of the plan must be given to the Chief Invigilator.
The SQA will send all examination booklets to the Chief Invigilator, who will have overall responsibility for the conduct of the examinations and the return of materials to the SQA.
The SQA will appoint and pay all invigilators.
Layout and environment of examination rooms
Entry to the examination room during an examination is only to be permitted to:
Enrolled candidates shown on the list of candidates
Invigilators employed by the SQA
The centre contact at the request of the SQA
Centre staff in case of emergency
Please note that candidates may have grounds for appeal if the instructions about layout and environment are not followed.
Invoices for the use of examination rooms and any enquiries should be sent to:
Specialist Awards and Services
The Optima Building
58 Robertson Street
Telephone: 0845 270 0123
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