Annual Review – Community

We take our commitment to working with communities seriously. Whether it’s empowering our people, fundraising for charities or minimising our carbon footprint — we make sure we give something back.

We aim to support and nurture communities.

Our customers

Pride o' Worth Winner, Individual - Amanda Bowden Our customers are the schools, colleges, training providers and employers who enable candidates to realise their potential. View some of their successes showcased at SQA Star Awards 2015.

Find out more about our customers


Our people

Modern Apprentice students chattingWe are committed to ensuring that all SQA's people from our Modern Apprentices to the18,000 teaching professionals who work as appointees, are fully equipped for the roles they undertake to support our activities.

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Corporate social responsibility at SQA

SQA Employees, dressed up for a charity eventEvery year SQA staff work with schools and charities, providing support through fundraising and volunteering. Staff are also encouraged to take part in projects to help reduce SQA’s environmental impact.

Find out more about CSR at SQA


Equality at SQA

Workers chatting in the office

SQA commits to equality of opportunity and to a culture that respects difference. We believe that, as an employer and public body, we have an important part to play in the promotion of equality and diversity.

We recognise that equality of access to education is crucial in unlocking many significant opportunities in life and that we have a responsibility to uphold fairness for learners.

Some of our aims and activities, to date, can be found in SQA’s Equality Mainstreaming Report. We are currently reviewing our equality strategy and outcomes, and these will be published in April 2017.