Changes to SQA

  • The Scottish Government has announced that as part of wider education reform, SQA is to be replaced by a new qualifications body in 2024.
  • This new organisation will take on SQA’s current awarding functions, including responsibility for the design and delivery of all qualifications, the running of exams and the awarding of certificates, SQA’s commercial activities and international work.
  • The Scottish Government intends to give further consideration to where our current accreditation and regulation functions should sit in the future.

Qualifications guidance 2021-22

Guidance on delivering and assessing SQA qualifications during session 2021-22.

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Scottish Government updates

Reform of the SQA and Education Scotland.

The Scottish Government has announced that as part of wider education reform, SQA is to be replaced by a new qualifications body.

This new organisation will take on SQA’s current awarding functions, including responsibility for the design and delivery of all qualifications, the running of exams and the awarding of certificates. SQA’s commercial activities and international work will also be included in the remit of this new organisation.

The Scottish Government intends to give further consideration to where our current accreditation and regulation functions should sit in the future.

SQA’s priority remains ensuring the safe delivery of qualifications, ensuring that learners get the results they have worked hard for, enabling them to progress to further study or employment.

The indicative timetable for the creation of the new qualifications body is after the completion of exams in 2024 though further detailed planning is required.

Until the new body is in existence, SQA is committed to continued delivery of high-quality, credible qualifications to our many valued customers.

The indicative timetable for the creation of the new qualifications body is after the completion of exams in 2024 though further detailed planning is required.

The Scottish Government intends to give further consideration to where our current accreditation and regulation functions should sit in the future.

 

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