CPD Support Request

SQA is currently delivering a programme of Understanding Standards activity to help teachers and lecturers develop their understanding of the national standards that should be applied when assessing candidates' work in the new qualifications. The aim of the programme is to build teachers' and lecturers' confidence, and support centres in the assessment and delivery of the new qualifications. However, where particular areas of concern are identified which are not addressed by the Understanding Standards programme, SQA will also offer additional free CPD support.

The CPD is subject-specific and can be tailored to cover one or more qualification levels (eg National 5, Higher) according to requirements. An experienced SQA Appointee will provide advice and guidance on areas of concern which are not addressed by the Understanding Standards programme.

SQA will consider all CPD requests, subject to the nature of the requests and the availability of resources. Where we can accommodate your request, we will contact you to agree the content to be covered and the most appropriate way for this support to be provided (eg by teleconference, video conference, webinar or event).

CPD requests forms should be completed by the requesting Local Authority, Independent School or college. SQA would encourage a collaborative approach with other centres and this should be clearly indicated on the form. Please note that all logistical arrangements for the agreed CPD will be the responsibility of the Local Authority/centre submitting the request.

To request CPD support, please complete and submit the online form.