After the Examination




Please note: If you are looking for appeal or examination information relating to our NQ examinations held at schools and colleges please see our Appeals page.

DGSA Review Process

All material will be collected and the Chief Invigilator will make a report to SQA. The examination books will be sent to the Marker(s). SQA administers the marking process, in consultation with the Department for Transport. Before any results are issued, they will be scrutinised and approved by the Examination Review Board.

Issue of results

We will issue results no later than eight weeks after the examination date. You will be sent a letter showing your results in each subject. Results are identified on a pass or fail basis only. Marks are not issued to candidates. If you have passed three examinations - core, one mode and one of the class papers - you will be issued with a VTC, which you must sign and date when you receive it. It will show the mode and class in which you have qualified. Your VTC will be valid for five years, after which you will have extend its validity if you wish to continue to operate as a DGSA. You can do this in the same way as gaining your original VTC up to 12 months before it expires.

If you have failed any examination(s), you can apply to SQA to sit again at any later examination date. However, you are advised to wait until you have your results before reapplying. You can hold any subject passes, but you must pass an appropriate combination of three papers within 12 months to qualify as a DGSA. If you do not, any passes become invalid and you will have to attempt the subject(s) again.

In no circumstances will SQA issue candidates' results over the telephone.

Lost certificates

A replacement certificate or results letter may be replaced by SQA on payment of the appropriate fee. This is currently £30. Requests for replacements should be made in writing to the

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