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The Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government's initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with advice and support when faced with redundancy.

SQA is a member of the PACE partnership, which includes the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Business Gateway and Job Centre Plus.

PACE partners respond to redundancy situations through providing skills development and employability support to minimise the time people affected are out of work.

Further information


There are approximately 1,470 centres approved to offer our qualifications.
Our qualifications include:

  • National Qualifications (including National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels)
  • Skills for Work Courses
  • Professional Development Awards
  • National Progression Awards
  • National Certificates
  • Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNC/HND)
  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)