Become an appointee

If you're looking for a rewarding opportunity to develop your career and make better use of your skills, becoming an appointee could be for you.


  • Professional development – learn about assessment and quality assurance techniques
  • Insights – helping you improve your students' results and experiences
  • Confidence – help your colleagues implement and understand SQA processes
  • Satisfaction – you help SQA maintain the quality of our qualifications
  • Rewards – we pay you for your commitment and effort
  • Flexible working

What to expect

We work together delivering world class standards in training and assessment.

Being an appointee could mean working from home, for roles such as marker, or it might mean joining a team in a central location.

Sometimes we need you to visit an SQA centre. If you need release from your normal employment, SQA will ask your employer and reimburse them for your absence.

If you become a visiting examiner or moderator, you'll need to fill in a Child Safeguarding Declaration Form.

Am I eligible?

We’ll give you full training and support if you decide to become an appointee.

To be an appointee, you need:

  • at least two years teaching experience (within the last three years) in the subject and level you’re applying for
  • appropriate academic qualifications in the subject (usually a degree and teaching qualification)
  • a referee: your current or most recent head of school/college/department
  • UK residency (for paper-based marking) or UK or EEA residency (for online marking)
  • your own PC/laptop with internet and a personal (not business) e-mail account.

Learn about the different roles

Apply to be an appointee

Got a question?

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