Equality, diversity and inclusion

SQA is committed to equality of opportunity and to a culture that respects difference. We believe that, as an employer and public body, we can play a leading part in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion more widely.

The public sector equality duty provides the framework for SQA to positively contribute to a more equal society through advancing equality and good relations in its day-to-day business. The general equality duty requires us to:

  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations
  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination

Equality outcomes and reports

As a public body, we are required to publish equality outcomes and to report on progress.

Equality impact assessments

We publish the results of equality impact assessments into SQA policies and processes.

Equality and qualifications

We review SQA qualifications to ensure that they are fair and accessible to all learners.

Equality and transgender learners

Information on processes for updating SQA records for trans learners.