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SQA supports Safer Internet Day 2018

SQA is promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology.

Castlebrae pupils rewarded for culinary success

Castebrae Community High School pupils were thanked for their SQA Star Awards contribution


Silver surfer logs on to new happiness

If you’ve ever been daunted by the prospect of learning a new skill, then let Charlie Gallacher be your inspiration

SQA publishes 2016-17 Post Results Services Statistics

The statistics for our Post Results Services following the 2016-17 academic year are now available.

SQA recognises college achievements at CDN Awards

SQA celebrated the achievements of staff and students at the College Development Network (CDN) Annual Awards

SQA celebrates apprenticeship success

SQA recognised inspiring apprentices and employers at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

SQA stars shine at night of celebration

Find out about all the winners from our fantastic SQA Star Awards!

SQA celebrates digital technology in education

The innovative use of digital technology in Scottish organisations was celebrated at The Herald Digital Business Awards. 


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SQA supports Get Online Week 2017

We're encouraging our centres, customers, and candidates to back the campaign and #Try1Thing.

Star Award winners shine bright on night of celebration

Finalists from across Scotland, throughout the UK, and around the world, joined us to celebrate the SQA Star Awards.

Chef Gary shares the skills that make him a master

Reigning Masterchef: The Professionals champion Gary Maclean, has helped SQA produce a series of short clips to help develop the skills of chefs across the country!

SQA announces changes to Practical Journalism HNC and HND

SQA has reviewed the requirement for all candidates to study shorthand as part of our HNC and HND in Practical Journalism.

Results for National Courses and Awards 2016

SQA announces the results for National Courses and Awards 2016.

NQ2016 - Post Results Services statistics published

SQA has published the statistics for its Post Results Services following the 2015/16 academic year.

SQA celebrates Results Day with care-experienced candidates

SQA and Who Cares? Scotland arranged a Results Day celebration, for care-experienced young people.

Results for National Courses and Awards 2017

Scottish Qualifications Authority publishes results for 2017 National Courses and Awards.

New SQA Chair announced

The Scottish Government has announced David Middleton as the new Chair of the SQA Board.

SQA supports partnership success at The Herald Higher Education Awards

SQA helped recognise achievements of colleges and universities at The Herald Higher Education Awards.

SQA celebrates building services apprentice success at BESA Awards

Talented apprentices recognised at awards ceremony.

SQA is developing Scotland's digital skills

Check out how our computing qualifications are developing Scotland's digital skills.

SQA examining the future of assessment

Hear about how SQA led a lively Discussion Lab at TEDx Glasgow, to hear attendees' views on the future of assessment.

Star Awards 2017

See the stars come out – nominate your stars at

Lights, camera, action! Pupils' films showcased on the silver screen

Budding film students showcase work completed as part of SQA qualifications

SQA supports Safer Internet Day 2016

SQA supports Safer Internet Day 2016 - ‘Play your part for a better Internet’.

YouthLink Scotland Awards 2017

Outstanding contribution of Youth Workers recognised at YouthLink Scotland awards.

SQA exams get underway

Today marks the beginning of the SQA exams period for thousands of candidates across Scotland.

SQA celebrates corporate parent anniversary

SQA marks the 2nd anniversary working with Who Cares? Scotland

SQA supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

SQA is getting behind #ScotAppWeek17, and kicking off recruitment for its successful Pathways Apprenticeship programme.


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Scottish Youth Parliament Awards 2017

SQA help celebrate achievements of members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.


Time capsule design winner announced by V&A Dundee

The winner of the V&A Dundee time capsule competition, supported by SQA and Jaguar, has been announced.

Pre-apprenticeships set Craigroyston pupils on the right career path

Find out about the successfull Pre-Apprenticeship programme at Craigroyston Community High School in Edinburgh.

V&A Dundee time capsule shortlist announced

The shortlist for the V&A Dundee time capsule competiton has been announced, supported by SQA and Jaguar.

SQA supports Lantra Awards

SQA supports Lantra Scotland’s 2017 Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards

SQA is a winner at the RoSPA Awards 2016

We've been recognised with a Gold Award by RoSPA

SQA logs on and supports Safer Internet Day 2017

SQA is supporting #SID17, get behind the campaign and unite for a better Internet.

Horticulture apprentice recognised at Lantra Scotland awards

Ross Gallacher, an apprentice gardener from Glasgow, was named Modern Apprentice of the Year Award at this year's Lantra Scotland awards

Spohrt gains SQA approval

SQA approves Spohrt to deliver employability awards, enabling sports people to progress with their careers.

Changes to National Qualifications

SQA has started to plan and assess how the overall design, operational, and systems requirements will be delivered, now that the Deputy First Minister has announced that the changes to National Courses have been agreed by the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board.

Next steps for National Qualifications

and our response to the EIS Indicative Ballot

Finalists set to shine at SQA Star Awards

The finalists for this year's #SQAStarAwards have been announced.

Jaguar time capsule competition launched with V&A Dundee

SQA, V&A Dundee, and Jaguar launch a unique design competition for Higher Design and Manufacture candidates.

Modifications to the Understanding Standards programme

Read the latest information about the modications to our NQ Understanding Standards programme.

SQA congratulates colleges recognised at CDN Annual Awards

Excellence in teaching and learning within Scotland’s colleges was celebrated at the College Development Network (CDN) Annual Awards.

SQA hosts results day celebration for Who Cares Scotland

SQA welcomed candidates to celebrate their results and achievements

SQA statement on Higher English

Latest update from SQA re. Higher English

UWS buddies up at Herald Higher Education Awards

UWS celebrates its success at The Herald Higher Education Awards, which were supported by SQA

Subject Review Reports – your questions answered

We've produced a Q&A answering questions about our Subject Review Reports.

SQA exams are underway

Today sees the start of the SQA exams period for tens of thousands of pupils and students across Scotland.

Edinburgh school disruption - SQA Update

Update from SQA on recent school building closures in Edinburgh

SQA hosts college quality event

SQA recently hosted its annual College Quality Managers’ event at its offices in Dalkeith.

CodeClan offering SQA's PDA in Software Development

CodeClan to offer its students a Professional Development Award (PDA) from the SQA.