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Co-ordinator Update 31 January 2022

National Qualifications 2022: alternative venue for external assessment

If a candidate needs to sit an external assessment at another venue which is not an approved centre (either within or outside Scotland), we need to know in advance in order to consider the request, and to ensure that the appropriate exam stationery, question paper and invigilation arrangements are in place.

To seek approval for an alternative venue, please complete and submit an Alternative Venue Request form to the Assessment Arrangements team. The form and all guidance can be found on the exam support and forms page of our website. Completed forms can be submitted electronically to

All requests for an alternative venue must be submitted by 4 March 2022. On approval of your request, a written response will be sent to both the SQA co-ordinator and appointed invigilator.

If you have any queries or require any further information, please contact the Assessments Arrangements team on 0345 213 6890.