Seven steps to offer SQA qualifcations

To offer your first SQA qualification you must first become an approved centre.

Here's what happens:

1. Getting started

To start off send us an e-mail and we'll get in touch to set up a meeting to guide you through your application.

Centre approval enquiry

2. Complete your application

After this meeting your personal Account Manager will give you:

Your Account Manager will check the application with you before you send it.

Business Development team

3. Arrange a visit

Within two weeks, an SQA representative will come for a centre visit.

During the visit, you'll:

You'll hear from us within 10 days.

If you already offer qualifications from another awarding body, you may not need a centre visit. Your Account Manager will let you kinow.

4. Your first qualification

To become an approved centre, we check you have all you need to deliver the qualification, such as:

5. Subject expert visit

A subject expert visits your centre for each qualification in your application. They'll let us know their recommendations.

You hear our decision within 10 days of the subject expert visit.

6. Approval decision

There are two outcomes.

Approved

We'll issue your SQA centre number and you can start accepting candidates. 

Not yet approved

We make this decision when you have not met our criteria. We offer help for you to re-apply.

7. After you become a centre

Contact your account manager for continued support and advice.

While support is always free, we may charge for development visits.

Ready to get started?

Send us an e-mail and we'll be in touch to set up a meeting to guide you through your application.

Centre approval enquiry