Approval to offer National Qualifications in 2018–19

Important information for employers and training providers

Which qualifications do I need approval for?

You can see which qualifications you are currently approved to offer by checking your approval list on or SQA Connect. If you would like to offer a National Qualification that is not on your approval list, you will need to apply for qualification approval.

How to apply?

Please contact our Business Development Team who will send you an application form and guide you through the approval process.

When should I apply?

If you need the qualification added to your approval list for academic session 2018–19, with a view to it being on candidates’ certificates in August 2019, we need to receive your completed application form by Friday 28 September 2018.

A completed application is an approval application which has been acknowledged and confirmed by our Business Development Team.

There is a risk that the qualification will not appear on your approval list until the start of session 2019–20 if you do not submit your application by the required date.


Further information about qualification approval is available on our Approval web page.

Contact our Business Development and Customer Support Team on 0303 333 0330 or e-mail