What we do

We are the national accreditation and awarding body for Scotland. Our purpose is to help people fulfil their potential and maintain standards across Scottish education.

We engage with learners, schools, colleges and training providers across Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally, to develop, maintain, and improve a framework of qualifications, and to set and maintain standards for many other awarding bodies, and accredited qualifications.

Education reform

The Scottish Government has announced that as part of wider education reform, SQA is to be replaced by a new qualifications body in 2025.

Find out more about plans for the replacement of SQA.