Deciding whether to develop or revise a qualification

Before commencing the development or revision of an existing qualification, you should look at the list of existing qualifications in SQA's National (671 KB) and Higher National (426 KB) catalogues and consider the following questions before embarking on any review:


It is important that you have support from your centre's senior management to carry out the development or revision of the qualification. Commitment to the project will involve staff time and resources, and will usually have budgetary and staff development implications.

If your centre gives informal approval to proceed you should continue, but if they do not you should reconsider your proposal. SQA will assume that the centre's senior management approves of any developments proceeding past this point.