Replacement Certificate Service

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Replacement Certificates

Any qualifications before 1995 will be provided as a Certified Statement on SQA certification paper.

Where no qualifications are found, a letter/e-mail will be issued to the applicant to notify them of the outcome.

If you ask for an additional search after your replacement has been issued, you will be charged a new fee of £38.

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Course Syllabus

  • These are Higher National qualifications that were examination based, and they outline the course content.
  • Syllabuses were taken at Further Education Centres between 1965 and 1993.
  • You can download Higher National Unit and National Unit descriptors for continually assessed Courses from the website or order through our Customer Contact Centre: 0345 279 1000 / customer@sqa.org.uk

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Credit Value Statements

Continually assessed Higher National units only from 1989 onwards carry SQA credit values, and do not show SCQF points or credits.

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Authentication of Certificates & Qualifications (3rd parties)

This service is for companies and educational organisations who wish to confirm that candidates have gained their qualifications and that the grades and years provided are correct. We can send confirmation by e-mail and/or letter.

The organisation should supply copy certificates provided by the candidate or state clearly on the form which qualification(s) they want us to authenticate. 
Please note: if no copy certificate has been provided by the candidate to the organisation, then a consent form signed by the candidate should be sent to SQA with the application.

Sometimes candidates want us to authenticate qualifications for universities, colleges and other educational organisations such as World Education Services (WES). We've found this type of organisation prefers replacement certificates to be sent directly from us.

Please be aware as SQA is the awarding body, we do not hold details on the following:

  • Mody of study (full or part time)
  • Attendance
  • Time taken to complete qualification

As organisations and candidates have different requirements for Authentication, please complete our Enquiry Form and we'll e-mail you with the next steps.

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