SQA Journeys

What’s happening in your area

Twenty one Regional Groups will lead and drive the change in employers’ engagement with schools and colleges and challenge and support employers to recruit more young people into their workforce. Find out more

Developing Scotland's Young Workforce

SQA Journeys has been designed to support Developing the Young Workforce. SQA is uniquely placed to support Scotland’s young workforce by working together with training providers, employers, colleges and schools to ensure young people have the skills and qualifications employers are looking for. Read about the Scottish Government strategy. Find out more

Support from SQA

Want to know more about Developing Young Workforce? Speak to our Regional Managers today.

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How SQA develops young people

Find out more about how SQA supports young people through being a Corporate Parent, being awarded the Investors in Young People good practice award, Modern Apprenticeship programmes and through SQA staff volunteering.

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Sector Summaries

Find out more about specific sectors — including a summary of the sector, quotes from recognised industry bodies and browse the SQA qualifications available.

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Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone aged over 16 paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs across a wide range of sectors. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full-time.

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Success Stories

Learn more about the benefits of SQA qualifications from our SQA centres and learners.

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Understanding Qualifications

SQA qualifications are recognised worldwide and are accessible to all. Our qualifications provide clear progression pathways and are supported by industry.

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"SQA is proud to be at the heart of the education and skills system in Scotland and is committed to helping young people realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions. SQA qualifications, highly regarded across the world for their consistent standards, are a valuable asset to those who achieve them. They prepare people for life in general as well as for progression into further study, training or employment."

Dr Janet Brown, SQA Chief Executive