SQA is getting behind Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week, 20-24 May 2013.
Minister for Learning, Science & Scotland?s Languages, Alasdair Allan MSP, has announced the appointment of Roger Stewart to the Board of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
New qualification offers 16 to 19 year olds first step on the career ladder.
The publication of the updated guidance on Estimates, Absentees and Assessment Appeals (EAAs) for the 2013 diet has been published. This document will support our work with teachers, lecturers and partners to enhance understanding of standards.
Today marks the start of final assessments in Standard Grades, Intermediates, Highers and Advanced Highers for thousands of Scotland's young people.
SQA is sponsoring the International SpaceApps Challenge, which is being held in Scotland for the first time this weekend.
SQA has been named scheme manager for the new Petroluem Driver Passport
Video responses from Dr Gill Stewart Director of Qualifications Development, regarding recent news stories critical of SQA's preparations for the 2013 Higher Mathematics exam and outlining SQA's approach to grade boundaries for Higher Mathematics in 2012.
SQA sponsored the Lifetime Achievement Award at Youthlink Scotland's national awards.
SQA has signed a new agreement with one of Britain?s leading bodies for IT professionals.
A Dalkeith High School pupil has been named Scotland's Top Hospitality Student
We are hosting a GLOW Roadshow for teachers on Saturday 19 January 2013
The SCQF Partnership is looking for learners and teachers to participate in its latest research project.
Marking UK Trade and Investment Export Week, SQA launches its revised International website.
SQA celebrates outstanding achievements and individual success stories our annual Star Awards.
Two Midlothian school-leavers have become our first modern apprentices.
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.
Agreement launches SQA Functional Skills qualifications as part of the CACHE Apprenticeship packages.
Graham Houston reappointed as SQA Chairman.
SQA and Tribal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, bringing together an extremely experienced international awarding organisation and one of the country?s leading providers of applied technology and professional support services to the learning and skills sector.
Six South Ayrshire teachers return to their classrooms to roll-out a pioneering programme
The deadline for activating MySQA accounts for 2012 NQ results has now passed. Candidates will be able to register for new MySQA accounts from Friday 10 August.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week celebrates the value Modern Apprenticeships bring to employers, to the economy and to the lives of those who are building a successful career from the skills they are learning. More and more employers are showing their support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week and demonstrating the value Modern Apprentices bring to their businesses.
The Personal Finance Award is one of SQA?s most popular and successful qualifications delivered by more than 150 centres across Scotland every year. It is assessed online using SQA?s SOLAR e-assessment system. (www.sqasolar.org.uk)
SQA has signed a five-year assessment agreement with BTL Group Ltd
SQA launches two new Scottish Baccalaureate qualifications in Expressive Arts and Social Science.
Talented artists from across Midlothian gathered to see their work exhibited for the first time.
An International Oracle Academy event is being held for the first time in Scotland.
As an organisation that aims to continually evolve and embrace change we are pleased to announce a new department within SQA - the New Ventures Team. The team aims to facilitate the development of effective partnerships and leveraging of capability, engaging with colleagues to assure the relevance of SQA and its offerings into the future.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is launching twelve new Gaelic language qualifications at the Royal National Mòd in Stornoway.
Latest news from SQA on Curriculum for Excellence, the new National Qualifications and the support available to teachers, practitioners, parents and employers.
SQA will be attending this year?s Offshore Europe exhibition as part of the International Energy Skills and Training Alliance (IESTA) stand at location 1D80.
SQA announces details of the 2011 National Course results.
A new online Qualification Comment Form is now available.
Senior SQA staff visited the site of our new offices at Shawfair Business Park, to see how work has progressed since construction began last year.
SQA has launched its Gaelic Language Plan.
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 staff have promoted the Fairtrade concept this week through a variety of activities.
A new Professional Development Award in Childhood Practice at Level 9 has now been launched.
The next stage of qualifications development is the publication of draft Course Rationale and Summary documents for National 4 and National 5.
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Guidance for 2011 exams in the event of bad weather conditions.
We are sorry to advise delegates that the above event has now been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. However this event will be rescheduled and take place in March 2010. All delegates who have booked on the event will be informed of the new date in due course.
Education and training success stories have been celebrated at this year's SQA Star Awards.
Tell us what you think of the redesigned SQA website. Your feedback is an invaluable resource and will help inform any future changes and developments to the site.
The independent Review Group set up by SQA and Scotland's Colleges to examine the assessment and quality assurance of the Higher Mental Health Care qualification is now publishing its findings.
SQA's new Curriculum for Excellence Liaison Team will provide a dedicated resource for every school, college and Local Education Authority throughout Scotland.
SQA has won the Happiest Healthiest Workplace Award at the Glasgow Business Awards 2010.
A new alerts service that emails you whenever content you are interested in is added or updated on SQA's website is now available. For information on how it works and how to subscribe, please use the following link: MyAlerts
The 5-14 National Assessment Bank will be closed on 2 July, at the end of the summer term this year. This decision has been made by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority today (Thursday, 5 August, 2010) announces details of the 2010 National Course results.
We have redesigned SQA.org.uk, based on user feedback, to make it easier to navigate and to allow different kinds of users to find what they are looking for more easily.
We'd like to invite teaching colleagues involved in a number of subjects to take a few moments to complete our online survey.
We are setting up Subject Working Groups and are looking for teaching professionals to assist us in this work.
Teachers in Scotland are being asked to respond to the Review of Teacher Eduation in Scotland survey.
SQA has recognised students for their contribution to a teaching resource that will benefit the next generation of English language tutors.
SQA was established in April 1997 to combine the roles of the Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC) and the Scottish Examination Board (SEB). We are now responsible for the development, assessment and certification of most qualifications in Scotland (except university degrees). 1.25 million Scots hold an SQA qualification!
Education Secretary Michael Russell has confirmed that there will be no delay to the roll out of Curriculum for Excellence in secondary schools this August.
We are monitoring the current flight disruption situation closely. We have procedures in place to cater for candidates who can?t take their exams or whose performance in exams is affected by external events.
SQA has developed its Disability Equality Scheme for 2010-13 in line with legislative requirements Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2010?13. The DES 2010-13 replaces the DES and associated action plan for 2007-09
As with Stage 1 appeals, we will notify centres on a subject by subject basis of any Stage 2 appeals which have been rejected due to late or incomplete submission by sending a report via email to the SQA Coordinator.
We have developed four new qualifications to support the Licensed Trade sector in implementing the mandatory PLH qualification and staff training requirements arising from the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.