Appointee Management Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition and Registration and CPD with SQA

GTCS logo.As an SQA Appointee you may be carrying out duties for us which involves marking, item writing and or item checking or you may be a Team Leader or Principal Assessor or Principal Verifier.

This could be achieved in the following ways:

SQA would encourage you as an appointee to visit the GTCS website for more details on how you can convert your skills and knowledge with us to receive professional recognition.

Statistics prove that a high number of claims for professional recognition are supported by evidence of being an SQA Appointee.

SQA Academy

The online resource SQA Academy aims to extend and enhance the training and development opportunities available to all those that contribute to the assessment processes that underpin our qualifications. Agreement has been reached with GTCS that those SQA Appointees being trained using SQA Academy courses can submit claims through the Professional Recognition/Registration Framework. If you have difficulty accessing the site you can contact the SQA Academy team at

Understanding Standards

Another source of useful information is the Understanding Standards website which has been created to allow teaching professionals the opportunity to understand more fully the standards of assessment as they are applied by the SQA examination teams. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to consider the principles which underlie the marking of their subjects and then apply this understanding by marking a number of candidate responses and comparing their marks with those given. The Understanding Standards website is mostly unrestricted to access, however there are a few areas which require a login. Login and password details can be obtained from your centre's SQA coordinator, or by contacting the Understanding Standards website team at