Prior verification - HN and SQA Advanced

SQA offers prior verification for centres that devise their own instruments of assessment or wish to significantly change the assessment exemplars published on our secure site.

The service is free and ensures assessments are fit for purpose. The process takes about six weeks but could take longer if an issue is identified.

Centres should make assessment tools as relevant as possible to suit local needs and to enable candidates to demonstrate their skills/knowledge. Centres are encouraged to seek prior verification of locally devised instruments of assessment and their associated marking schemes.

Requests for Prior Verification must be submitted through your SQA co-ordinator, using the Prior Verification Request Form within documentation