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SQA congratulates colleges recognised at CDN Annual Awards

Excellence in teaching and learning within Scotland’s colleges was celebrated at the College Development Network (CDN) Annual Awards.

Star Award winners shine bright on night of celebration

Finalists from across Scotland, throughout the UK, and around the world, joined us to celebrate the SQA Star Awards.

Modifications to the Understanding Standards programme

Read the latest information about the modications to our NQ Understanding Standards programme.

SQA is a winner at the RoSPA Awards 2016

We've been recognised with a Gold Award by RoSPA

Finalists set to shine at SQA Star Awards

The finalists for this year's #SQAStarAwards have been announced.

Changes to National Qualifications

SQA has started to plan and assess how the overall design, operational, and systems requirements will be delivered, now that the Deputy First Minister has announced that the changes to National Courses have been agreed by the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board.

High achievers of all ages to be recognised at SQA Star Awards

Finalists for this year's SQA Star Awards have been announced.

Jaguar time capsule competition launched with V&A Dundee

SQA, V&A Dundee, and Jaguar launch a unique design competition for Higher Design and Manufacture candidates.

Spohrt gains SQA approval

SQA approves Spohrt to deliver employability awards, enabling sports people to progress with their careers.

SQA hosts results day celebration for Who Cares Scotland

SQA welcomed candidates to celebrate their results and achievements

Results for National Courses and Awards 2016

SQA announces the results for National Courses and Awards 2016.

SQA statement on Higher English

Latest update from SQA re. Higher English

UWS buddies up at Herald Higher Education Awards

UWS celebrates its success at The Herald Higher Education Awards, which were supported by SQA

Subject Review Reports – your questions answered

We've produced a Q&A answering questions about our Subject Review Reports.


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Certificate of Work Readiness launched

New qualification offers 16 to 19 year olds first step on the career ladder.

Star set to shine at SQA awards ceremony

Students, teachers, schools, colleges, employers and training providers from across Scotland are among the finalists in this year’s SQA Star Awards.

Curriculum for Excellence Liaison Team

SQA's new Curriculum for Excellence Liaison Team will provide a dedicated resource for every school, college and Local Education Authority throughout Scotland.

Next steps for National Qualifications

and our response to the EIS Indicative Ballot

SQA exams are underway

Today sees the start of the SQA exams period for tens of thousands of pupils and students across Scotland.

Edinburgh school disruption - SQA Update

Update from SQA on recent school building closures in Edinburgh

Horticulture apprentice recognised at Lantra Scotland awards

Ross Gallacher, an apprentice gardener from Glasgow, was named Modern Apprentice of the Year Award at this year's Lantra Scotland awards

Steadfast and Sure: youth work stalwarts recognised at awards

Four dedicated youth workers were recognised at the National Youth Worker of the Year Awards.

College marketers shine on a night of celebration

West College Scotland swept the board at the College Development Network Marketing Awards

SQA hosts college quality event

SQA recently hosted its annual College Quality Managers’ event at its offices in Dalkeith.

Become a MA at SQA - Modern Apprenticeship recruitment gets underway

Find out what it takes to become a MA at SQA.

SQA website unavailable on 27 February

Our websites will be unavailable between 9am and 4pm on Saturday 27 February.

CodeClan offering SQA's PDA in Software Development

CodeClan to offer its students a Professional Development Award (PDA) from the SQA. 

SQA supports Safer Internet Day 2016

SQA supports Safer Internet Day 2016 - ‘Play your part for a better Internet’.

SQA shortlisted for three CIM Marketing Excellence Awards

SQA announced as a finalist in three categories for the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2016.

SQA publishes Annual Review 2014­–15

SQA has published its Annual Review for 2014/15.

National Qualifications examinations get underway

Today marks the start of National Qualifications exams for tens of thousands of young people across Scotland.

Inverness College UHI wins at CDN Awards

Inverness College UHI named as winner of Changing Colleges Award, sponsored by SQA.


SQA publishes NQ 2015 Post Results Services Statistics

SQA has published statistics for its Post Results Services which ran during the 2014-15 academic year. 

High achievements honoured at SQA Star Awards

SQA honours its Stars from throughout Scotland, the UK and further afield at a glittering ceremony in Edinburgh.

Selex ES wins at Scottish MA Awards

Selex ES named as Scotland?s Large Employer of the Year, sponsored by SQA

Partnerships in food education are recipe for success

SQA films highlight partnership working to support Scotland?s food and drink industry.


SQA co-hosts international symposium on vocational assessment

SQA, AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd. and AEA Europe hosted a symposium on vocational assessment.

SQA publishes new research on take up of HN qualifications across Scotland

SQA has published new research that highlights patterns of achievement in Higher National qualifications.

SQA renews agreement with Scottish Training Federation

SQA has re-signed a memorandum of understanding with the STF

CLC and SQA announce strategic partnership in legal education

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) and the SQA have announced a new strategic partnership.

SQA announces new Cyber Security Awards

SQA has announced a suite of new digital security awards available at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6.

SQA Customised Awards - Nikki's milestone achievement

A librarian from Wigtown in Dumfries is 1,000th candidate to complete a Customer Service Professional Award

Diploma to Degree: A pathway to success with Scottish Qualifications Authority

New film highlights the value of SQA?s Higher National qualifications and partnership agreements.

Internal Verification: A Guide for Centres

The Internal Verification: A Guide for Centres offering SQA Qualifications is intended to provide support for all centres involved in the internal quality assurance of SQA qualifications. It explains the purpose of internal verification and contains information on specific aspects of internal verification.

SQA introduces Ushare

SQA has launched Ushare; an online community that allows users to comment on, rate and share links to resources

SQA continues its commitment to Gaelic at Royal National Mòd

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has reaffirmed its commitment to Gaelic with a number of initiatives which it hopes will support the uptake of the language among learners across Scotland.

Young people in care celebrate their achievements

As a Corporate Parent, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) spent time with some young people in care on Results Day.

Results for National Courses and Awards 2015

Results certificates are being sent to 142,862 candidates across Scotland. The candidates have been rewarded for completing coursework, exams and unit assessments throughout the academic year 2014-15 in a wide range of qualifications and subjects to suit all learners.

University of Glasgow win higher education award

SQA presents award for Outstanding Employer Engagement to University of Glasgow.

DWF win prestigious Scottish Business in the Community award

Legal firm DWF win Scottish Business in the Community Award for Closing the Education Gap, sponsored by SQA.

Engineering careers with SQA National Certificate

New SQA film demonstrates the benefits of partnership working to deliver an innovative scholarship programme in electrical engineering...

Last day of SQA 2015 Exam Diet

The 2015 SQA National Qualifications and Awards diet concludes today

SQA examinations about to get underway

Thousands of candidates across Scotland are set to begin their SQA examinations on Tuesday 28 April.

SQA pledges support for Who Cares Scotland

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) pledges its support for the Who Cares? Scotland ?Listen-Act-Unite? campaign.

QA2015–18: Designed to prepare you for success

SQA?s approach to Quality Assurance of Higher National and Vocational Qualifications for the next three years.

Apprentice scoops top prize at Lantra Scotland awards

Gamekeeper Calum Low was named Modern Apprentice of the Year at the Lantra Scotland Awards, supported by SQA.

SQA showcases Wider Achievement Awards

Find out how our Wider Achievement Awards are being used by centres and the benefits they offer learners.

NASA challenge blasts off in Scotland for the first time

SQA is sponsoring the International SpaceApps Challenge, which is being held in Scotland for the first time this weekend.