About us

Our purpose is to provide products and services in skills, training and education which positively impact on individuals, organisations and society.

We work nationally and internationally in two distinct areas – awards and accreditation.

Our commitment to you

SQA has high standards for ourselves and for our customers. We strive to ensure that our qualifications are inclusive and accessible to all, that they recognise the achievements of learners, and that they provide clear pathways to further learning or employment.

SQA Values

SQA will be known for being:

  • Progressive
  • Enabling
  • Trusted

Our Vision 

We will digitally transform our organisation to offer customers better service by delivering efficient, scalable and new enabling approaches.

Our qualifications

We devise and develop internationally recognised qualifications and services.


We offer exam, assessment and qualifications services for employers, training providers and professional bodies.

Corporate Plan

Sets our our strategic direction for the next three years and covers both our awarding and accreditation functions.

Annual Reports

Highlighting a great year for SQA, which has been possible through partnership, engagement and consultation.

Monitoring Standards

Continuous reviewing and improving of our standards is vital for retaining value.