Welcome to the SQA homepage for NHS staff
Health and Social Care: Qualifications for individuals working in roles which may cross between health and social care.
Administration and Business: Qualifications for individuals who provide administrative or business services in NHSScotland. Includes business and administration services, IT, finance, and medical administration.
Clinical Healthcare Support Workers: Qualifications for individuals who work roles supporting clinical healthcare. Includes health, allied health professions, and child care.
Dental Services Qualifications for dental nurses, dental technicians and administrators working in the dental services.
Leadership and Management: Qualifications for individuals who have management responsibilities in NHSScotland.
Pharmacy Services: Qualifications for pharmacy technicians and others supporting pharmacy services.
Learning and Development: Qualifications for individuals who are supporting learning in the NHS workplace.
Science Healthcare: Qualifications for individuals working in support roles which require scientific knowledge and skills. Includes qualifications in life sciences and physical sciences.
Support Services: Qualifications for individuals working in non-clinical support services in NHSScotland. Includes estates and trades, and hotel services.
Joining the Health Service Qualifications which individuals might already have when they apply to work in NHSScotland. Includes administration and business, health and social care, healthcare science, and support services.
On this site you can find detailed information about all SQA qualifications for NHS staff.
We have been working in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland to develop the VQ Finder website, which helps you find vocational qualifications particularly suited to those working in the NHS in Scotland.
All SQA qualifications on the VQ Finder can be delivered through SQA centres. If you are a learner, a training manager, or are interested in becoming and SQA approved centre, you can contact us directly at email@example.com
Learning with the NHS
"Working in the NHS has given me a really valuable skillset and the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Programme has allowed me to really learn about working in the service."
Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Engineering Maintenance
Find out more, download MA Case Study Owen Brewer
"I can see that I have been well managed, and would love to contribute in the same way. My manager had been an inspiration and I would like to see myself inspiring people in the same way in the future"
Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Business and Administration
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Find out more, download MA Case Study Jenna Omand (113 KB)
"The NHS has been a really important part of my life and has given me a great opportunity. I'd like to stay in the service and help apprentices of the future, sharing my expereinces with new people coming in."
Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Care (Level 2)
Find out more, download MA Case Study Nadine Duncan
Testing The Certificate Of Work Readiness In NHS Education Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has an important role in supporting the learning of the NHS workforce across Scotland. Recently, it extended this work to look at how the newly-launched Certificate of Work Readiness (CWR) might support NHS employers who offer work experience placements for young people...find out more