PDA Police Service Leadership and Management

General Information

The PDA in Police Service Leadership and Management is a 120 point SCQF Level 9 Professional Development Award (PDA). The overall aim of this Professional Development Award is to provide managers, employed in the police service, to develop generic abilities and the necessary learning to support management and leadership capability.


Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in theSystems and Qualification Approval Guide (510 KB).