SQA Energy

Wind farm Engineer

The Scottish Government has identified Energy as being increasingly important to Scotland’s future. It is one of the country’s key industries and 40,000 jobs are to be created in the renewable energy industry in Scotland by the year 2020. Scotland needs people who can do these jobs and do them well.

There has never been a more exciting time to be working in the Energy sector as it diversifies into renewables. While SQA has an established portfolio of relevant qualifications, we continue to work closely with the industry to develop new qualifications that are robust and flexible — suitable for people just starting their working life and for those developing their career within the sector.

The wide range of qualifications that SQA offer, means that there is something suitable for everyone, at every age and stage of their development. SQA qualifications are offered at schools, colleges, employers and training providers.

For a well-trained competent workforce, click on the tabs below to find out how SQA can help.

  1. Oil & Gas

  2. Power Generation and Renewables

  3. Waste

  4. Engineering


SQA Energy Qualifications

As Scotland’s national body for qualifications, SQA accredits, assesses and awards all stages of qualifications up to degree level, except those granted by professional bodies. It’s a role that we’ve had for more than a century and which sees us report directly to the Scottish Government. We have years of experience and success working with employers, colleges, training providers and schools throughout the UK and worldwide.

In the workplace, staff can receive recognition for the work they are currently doing, through Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). All SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards which are drawn up by industry, commerce and education. SVQs are available through colleges or training providers. Professional Development Awards, are aimed at developing the skills of those already in employment, are designed to develop and deliver high level skills in a sharp, flexible and focused way. Higher National qualifications are specially designed to meet the needs of employers by giving learners practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed in the workplace.

About SQA Energy

Our Business Development Team are all very experienced and are here to support and advise on all aspects of the qualifications. Contact SQA today to find out more about what we can do for you.

Telephone: 0303 333 0330
E-mail: mycentre@sqa.org.uk

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