Who we are

Based in Scotland, we work across the UK and internationally. Our people take great pride in offering exceptional customer service — which is acknowledged by government organisations, universities, businesses and individuals throughout the world. SQA is sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate and employs over 700 people in Glasgow, Dalkeith and Newtongrange.

SQA’s organisation

Our strategic direction is developed by our Board of Management and its committees. It is approved by Scottish Ministers. The Board is corporately responsible for its implementation. Our current Corporate Plan (418 KB) sets out our objectives for the next three years.

Board of Management

Approved by Scottish Ministers, our Board of Management develops and shapes our strategic direction.

Executive Team

The SQA Executive Management Team manages and carries out the development and delivery of new and existing qualifications.

Advisory Council

Made up of stakeholders including teachers, parents and education professionals, the Advisory Council helps us develop our portfolio.