SQAs Quality Assurance

Welcome to SQA’s Quality Assurance for Higher National and Vocational Qualifications.

This web page is intended for practitioners involved in the Quality Assurance Process for Higher National and Vocational Qualifications. Practitioners may include SQA Co-ordinators, teaching and training professionals, assessors and Internal Verifiers employed within centres, and SQA’s appointees.

Find out more information on quality assurance processes for National Qualifications.

SQA takes a holistic approach to Quality Assurance using the following four processes which are vital to its success.

Quality Assurance for Higher National and Vocational Qualifications

On 1 August 2013, we introduced some changes to the way we quality assure SQA Centres offering Higher National (HN) and Vocation Qualifications (VQ). All of these centres have been notified.

SQA's Quality Assurance Criteria supports our centres to ensure the value and integrity of Higher National and Vocational Qualifications.

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The four processes of Quality Assurance

The four processes support SQA centres to ensure the value and integrity of SQA Higher National and Vocational Qualifications which are measured against a set of clearly defined criteria.