About Professional Development Awards

SQA's Professional Development Awards (PDAs) are flexible qualifications for industry, training and education and can be used to either extend or broaden professional and vocational skills.

Backed by SQA's world-renowned expertise in developing and quality-assuring qualifications, PDAs are ideal for developing the skills of young people, graduates and other adult learners.

Where to find out about PDAs

PDAs are available for a wide range of skills and professions and are generally provided through colleges. Contact your local college to find out what PDA courses they provide.