How We Approve Qualification Products

Since 1 April 2009, SQA Accreditation has had the remit to approve SVQ Structures, SVQ Assessment Strategies, Core Skills Signposting and SCQF Credit Rating of SVQs. This remit now includes the approval of Scottish Qualification Products which have been funded through the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). The SSC’s labour market information (LMI) and Sector Qualification Strategy should determine what qualification products are required for Scotland.

These qualification products are presented to our Accreditation Co-ordination Group (ACG) which meets on a weekly basis. The submissions are presented, on the SSCs’ behalf, by their designated SQA Accreditation Manager.