Requests to return external assessment materials (coursework)

SQA provides a service to return non-examination material submitted to us for assessment.

This service is currently closed and will re-open in April 2022 for coursework due to be assessed for the 2022 examination diet.

Please note that this service is changing. From 2022, requests and payments will be processed online only.

If you require further assistance, please contact

Appeals 2021 - Return of evidence materials

If you wish to request the return of evidence materials for 2021 Appeals, please submit a completed request form to

If you require further assistance, please contact

Appeals 2021 - Frequently asked questions

Will I receive everything that I request?

Unfortunately, some appeals materials cannot be returned. These include USBs/memory sticks and original packaging e.g. portfolio cases among other items.

Is there a charge?

No, this service is free of charge for 2021.

When will I receive my appeals materials?

We will hold on to appeals materials for one year and will dispatch them from Monday 24 October 2022, to arrive with you from 25 October 2022 onwards.

We will only send requests to the address you have provided on your form (candidates requests only).

What will happen if my appeals materials are not requested for return?

We will hold your appeals material for one year, after which we will securely dispose of any unrequested appeals materials.

Can I contact someone about my request?

Yes, you can email your enquiry to

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