Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas

The Oil and Gas industry is vital to the world's economy.

SQA has an established track record in providing qualifications that certify competence, are backed by rigorous quality assurance and meet workforce development needs in the oil and gas industry.

SQA's experience in developing standards of competence for a wide range of qualifications in the technical and vocational education sector, allow us to deliver international standards at the local level.

We have an established consultancy track record of working with governments around the world. We assist them to build, implement and manage:

Understanding the industry

SQA's oil and gas qualifications have been developed with the industry to ensure relevant skills, knowledge and competence. A number of SQA qualifications are offered in partnership with OPITO (for Upstream qualifications) and we have strong links with Cogent (for Downstream qualifications).

SQA qualifications can be delivered by approved colleges, training providers and employers. You can become an approved SQA centre, whether you are a private company or government body. 

For further information on all SQA oil & gas qualifications see the Oil & Gas MySector:


Bespoke Qualifications

The skills of a company's workforce are a vital factor in its competitiveness. SQA can work with your company to develop a completely bespoke qualification designed to your specific requirements and for any occupational area or level.  Your company would own the  qualification you have developed.

There is also the opportunity to have the qualification credit rated onto the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) which allows benchmarking against other international frameworks such as the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

SQA have experience in developing over 270 bespoke qualifications for the oil and gas industry to meet specific needs of individual employers and international recognition through National Qualification Frameworks.

Follow this link for more information about our bespoke awards

Case Studies

Independent Assurance

SQA provides an account management service for companys wishing to introduce bespoke awards. We offer personalised support from the initial concept and development stages through to third party quality assurance and certification of the qualification as an independent, internationally recognised awarding body.