Replacement Certificate Service

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If your qualifications were achieved after 1995, you can sign up to view your SQA records. To set up your account visit www.mysqa.org.co.uk

Replacement Certificates

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.

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

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

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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 aged 26 years and under.

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

The charge for a syllabus is £25.

We provide syllabuses for most further education courses taken between 1965 and 1993.

A syllabus is a document describing the content of a final examination-based course. The syllabus contains the subjects  and the time spent on each. 

If the course is/ was assessed throughout the year you can download the unit specifications.

If you encounter any difficulties with this facility, please contact SQA’s Replacement Certification team for further assistance:

0345 213 6015

replacement.certificates@sqa.org.uk

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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 e-mail and/or letter.

The organisation should supply copy certificates provided by the candidate or state clearly on the form which qualification(s) they want us to authenticate. 
Please note: if no copy certificate has been provided by the candidate to the organisation, then a consent form signed by the candidate should be sent to SQA with the application.

Sometimes candidates want us to authenticate qualifications for universities, colleges and 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 Authentication, please complete our Enquiry Form and we'll e-mail you with the next steps.

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