Customised awards

What is a customised award?

A customised award is a unique qualification designed by you to meet your organisation's needs, and quality assured by SQA. It can help you:

What do you get from a customised award?

You'll own a qualification that's certificated and quality assured by an internationally recognised UK awarding body. You design the content and structure of the award, and SQA designs and awards certificates.


Why choose SQA?

As a leading UK awarding body and Scotland’s school exams body, we are experts in qualification design, awarding and certification. You'll have confidence knowing that your qualification goes through the same strict quality assurance as our national qualifications. You also get access to advice and support from a named Account Manager from day one and throughout the life of the qualification.

Find out how we can help your business

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About our customers

We work with small, medium and large organisations to create tailor-made qualifications for their staff and students in Scotland, the UK, and around the world. Our customers include charities and social enterprises, trade associations, colleges, training companies, local authorities and government departments. Many customers choose to come back and design more qualifications with SQA.

What customers say

We very much value the relationship with SQA and the customised awards process. These qualifications are a real mark of quality, and have a currency that both learners and employers relate to.

SQA has met our expectations in terms of support, building awareness and qualification development. I would endorse SQA to all prospective centres, if they are serious about delivering quality education.

SQA's customised awards and SCQF credit rating services

SQA offers a range of business services. This video looks at what we offer customers who choose customised awards and/or SCQF credit rating.

Related SQA services

SCQF credit rating