Replacement Certificate Service



Replacement Certificates

If you ask for an additional search after your replacement has been issued, you will be charged a new fee of £38.

Any qualifications before 1995 will be provided as a Certified Statement on SQA certification paper.

SQA don't offer the following qualifications so can't provide a replacement certificate:

  • Apprenticeships
  • City and Guilds
  • University degree/certificates or syllabuses
  • Local authority sponsored courses such as Manpower or Youth Training Scheme
  • Pitmans

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Verification/authentication of qualifications

An authentication is a verification of a candidate qualification/s achievement. A search is carried out on SQA databases, and confirmation is sent to the intended recipient.

Authentications can be confirmed in two ways: 

  1. By confirmation e-mail/letter
  2. Copy certificate is sent and stamped with the SQA logo

The copy certificate is posted to the intended recipient or candidate. The certificate envelope will be sealed and may be stamped with the SQA logo (if requested)

The certificate may be in the format of a certified statement, on SQA paper for any qualifications achieved before 1995. For qualifications achieved after 1995, this will be a cumulative list of all qualifications/units achieved to date.

SQA is an Awarding body not a qualification delivery institution (schools, colleges, universities, training provider) therefore we are not able to confirm the following:

  • mode of study (full or part time)
  • attendance
  • time taken to complete a qualification

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Please note:

We have a four-month retention period for all requests made, so any query made after this period cannot be accommodated.

Any query after four months will be deemed to be a new request. Searches for qualifications will be based on the details provided. Additional searches requested after your order has been completed will incur a new charge of £38 or £25 depending on your order type.

Course Syllabus

  • These are Higher National qualifications that were examination based, and they outline the course content.
  • Syllabuses were taken at Further Education Centres between 1965 and 1993.
  • You can download Higher National Unit and National Unit descriptors for continually assessed Courses from the website or order through our Customer Contact Centre: 0345 279 1000 /

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Credit Value Statements

Continually assessed Higher National units only from 1989 onwards carry SQA credit values, and do not show SCQF points or credits.

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