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Co-ordinator Update 29 November 2023

Verification update - round 1 verification selections

National Qualification unit verification selections for round 1 will be available on SQA Connect from Monday 4 December 2023.

If you have been selected for a subject/selection that you no longer present, please email We will review your selections and make any necessary amendments.

The evidence submission service will be available on SQA Connect for round 1 from Monday 11 December 2023 until Thursday 11 January 2024. This platform allows you to upload candidate evidence and supporting documentation for digital verification. You can also confirm if you are submitting digitally or using the physical uplift service.

The physical uplift of verification materials for round 1 will take place on Wednesday 17 January 2024.

Published guidance is available on SQA Connect in the ‘User Guides’ section. The guidance details where to find the service, key dates, digital file types accepted and instructions on how to use the service.

We strongly recommend use of the Evidence Submission Service as this allows more flexibility for you to submit evidence within the timescales provided, as well as reducing the environmental impact of a physical submission.

All verification outcome records and reports from round 1 verification activity will be issued throughout the round, and by no later than Friday 15 March 2024.

Generating the sample

Details of how to construct the sample of evidence will be included in the selections email that will be issued on Monday 4 December 2023.

Centres will continue to pick the units at each level, depending on the evidence available, and identify the candidates to include in the sample. You should provide a sample of candidates at each selected level, where you are entering any candidates for the units.

Please note, we may request that centres provide evidence from specific candidates rather than the centre selecting the sample. In these instances, we will provide details of this in advance.

Skills for Work and NQ Awards

Skills for Work and NQ Awards selections will be issued by email to SQA Co-ordinators on Monday 4 December 2023.

If you have any questions regarding Skills for Work Verification, NQ Verification or the Evidence Submission Service please email