Qualification verification

Qualification verification is SQA's process for ensuring centres delivering our qualifications are assessing candidates in line with national standards, and that assessment decisions comply with our quality assurance criteria.

Qualification verification focuses on:

Verification is undertaken by Qualification Verifiers who are experienced subject experts appointed by SQA.

Documentation on the qualification verification process and quality assurance criteria requirements.

Verification of digital assessment evidence

We are increasingly accepting digital assessment evidence for verification as it becomes more common in centres delivering Higher National (HN) and vocational qualifications. The following Principles and Guidance document has been produced to provide centres with guidance on how to store and provide access to digital evidence during verification activities.

Feedback we receive on the document will contribute to future versions. Please send any feedback to operationshnvq@sqa.org.uk

Case study

Experience of an external verifier visiting a centre whose assessment evidence is available in digital format. For information and queries relating to digital assessment evidence, email operationshnvq@sqa.org.uk