Wired into Scottish businesses
Qualifications and services to support you

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SQA is an experienced awarding organisation with a global reputation for quality and service. We offer flexible, industry recognised qualifications and services that provide a range of opportunities for employers, training providers, professional bodies, awarding bodies, schools or colleges across the UK and internationally.

There are many benefits of staff development - it’s a proven fact that trained and qualified staff are more motivated, more reliable and more productive. Through your own dedicated advisor, we can give you all the support you need to connect with SQA.

A trained, qualified team is proven to be more motivated and more productive. That’s great news for every business — and every bottom line.

Find out more in our leaflet — SQA Helping Your Business Grow (501 KB)

Supporting Scotland’s economy by Developing Workplace Skills

SQA is ambitious for Scotland’s businesses, and a smart, well-trained and qualified workforce is essential to developing a successful economy. We deliver a wide portfolio of qualifications developed in partnership with subject specialists and industry experts to enhance your workforce and give you the competitive advantage.

Our strong links with colleges and training providers across Scotland help you deliver the staff learning and development you need. We also support employers who prefer to keep training in-house.

If your business has unique or very specialised training needs, SQA can work closely with you to develop Customised Awards. These tailored bespoke qualifications formalise specialist skills and knowledge and can be designed to complement existing in-house training.

QuoteIt is part of my job to ensure we have the most effective working relationships in place with our key business partners. I am always delighted with the service we receive from SQA. It is vital that our Council can rely on SQA to support us as together we develop new VQ-accredited programmes, and refresh the practice delivery of our existing programmes. SQA is a highly valued business partner, always available to offer insight and advice.Quote

Dan Alexander,
Dumfries and Galloway Council, Learning,
and People Development Manager

Why work with SQA?

From small local firms or global enterprises, the range of organisations we work with is vast. We are committed to getting to know your business and understand your development needs. This ensures the advice you receive gives you a competitive advantage. We can help with:

Every company working with us benefits from their own dedicated Business Development Advisor — an advisor you can trust. It’s a simple idea, but one that works perfectly. We provide one main point of contact who takes time to get to know you and your business.

QuoteIBM is delighted to be associated with SQA. The Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) offered are valued by our employees and being able to combine work experience with formal qualifications is a real benefit to IBM as an employer.  IBM offer IT Professional, Customer Service, Supply Chain Management and Management SVQs through the Modern Apprenticeship programme which have proved extremely popular with our employees. We have witnessed an increased self awareness of skills and experience and impressive personal development for participants.Quote

Barry McGugan,
Greenock Communications Training and Innovations Manager,
IBM Greenock

Next steps

Our support team can explain how SQA can help your business and answer any questions you might have: Wired into Scottish Businesses enquiry form.

In the meantime you can download our leaflet — SQA Helping Your Business Grow