Replacement Certificate Service

Welcome to SQA's Replacement Certificate Service, from this page you can order:

Please select one of the 3 sections below for more information and how to order.

Replacement Certificates


Before ordering, you may like to sign up for a free MySQA account. MySQA will let you see all the qualifications you completed since 1995.


The charge for a replacement certificate is £40.

All certificates come on hologrammed SQA certificate paper.

Qualifications before 1995 may not look like your original certificate. This is because SQA holds records from previous organisations such as SCOTVEC, SCOTBEC and SCOTEC.

It is our policy to replace your certificate free of charge if you were certificated within the past 4 months and there has been no change to your record. If this applies to you, please contact us by completing this form.

If your order is to be sent outside the UK, we recommend using the courier option at £20 to track your order.

If you wish to send your certificate securely within the UK, you have an option for recorded delivery.  This has an additional fee of £6.50. This service is not available for international delivery.

If we cannot find your record, we will contact you by phone or email for more details.

Proceed with order

Care Experienced Young People

SQA is a proud Corporate Parent and is pleased to be able to offer a replacement certificate without charge for any care experienced learner.

This service applies to any learner who has been or is currently in care or from a looked after background, at any stage of their life.  This care may have been provided in one of many different settings, such as in residential care, foster care, kinship care or looked after at home with a supervision requirement.

The replacement certificate order must be certified by a professional person who can confirm your care status.

More information about SQA as a corporate parent and the replacement certificate service

Course Syllabus

A syllabus is a document describing the content of a final examination-based course. This will contain the subjects and time spent on each subject.

We can provide syllabuses for the most further education courses taken between 1955 – 1993.

If you would like further information on the course syllabus, please contact the team or telephone 0345 213 6015

If the course is / was assessed throughout the year and after 1995 you can download the unit specification from our website unit specifications.

Authentication of Qualifications (3rd parties)

This service is for companies and educational organisations who wish to confirm that candidates have gained their qualifications and that the grades and years provided are correct. We can send confirmation by email and/or letter.

Sometimes candidates want us to authenticate qualifications for other educational organisations such as World Education Services (WES). We've found this type of organisation prefers replacement certificates to be sent directly from us.

Please be aware as SQA is the awarding body, we do not hold details on the following:

  • Mode of study (full or part time)
  • Attendance
  • Time taken to complete qualification

As organisations and candidates have different requirements for Authentications, please contact us with your requirements and we will respond with your next steps.