Sector specific qualifications

Find detailed information on industry and sector specific qualifications.

MySector

Find other available SQA qualifications by level (SCQF and QCF) and sector in MySector. 

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Alcohol Licensing

Our awards support implementation of the mandatory PLH qualification and staff training requirements arising from the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

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Care

SQA Care qualifications are those developed to assess competency and achievement for the Care industry.

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DGDT

The Dangerous Goods Driver Training award is a required qualification for a number of jobs that involve transporting dangerous materials or driving large vehicles.

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Emergency First Aid at Work

The Emergency First Aid at Work at SCQF level 5 is a qualification recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and meets Health and Safety regulations.

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Field to Table

From field to table, Scotland's food and drink offering is internationally recognised for its quality and diversity.

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MCA

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has the responsibility to issue Certificates of Competency in a number of disciplines.

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Street Works

SQA offers a complete suite of Street Works qualifications for operatives and supervisors working on the roads/highways.

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British Sign Language

SQA’s British Sign Language qualifications give people the ability to be part of a multilingual world and to communicate with deaf people.

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Construction

SQA offers awards developed for use within the Construction industry, covering NQ, NQGA, HND/HNC, SVQ and PDAs in Construction.

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DGSA

Any company that transports dangerous goods (and others involved in related activities) should have appointed qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers.

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Energy

There has never been a more exciting time to be working in the Energy sector as it diversifies into renewables.

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Fix and Secure Memorial Masonry

This Award covers measuring, marking out, drilling, fitting, finishing, positioning, securing, sealing and cleaning memorial stones on ground foundations.

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NHS VQ Finder

This webpage gives you information about all the SQA qualifications for people who work in the National Health Service in Scotland.