SQA Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE)

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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.

We are a member of the PACE Partnership, made up of 23 organisations including the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Business Gateway and the Department for Work and Pensions.

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

PACE advisers can provide advice and support to help employees claim state benefits, find work and access funding and training.

Further information

Advice and support leaflets

Resources and materials


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)