Annual Review – Tradition

SQA and its predecessor bodies have been serving Scottish education for over a hundred years. Names may change, times may change, but the purpose we serve and our approach remain. 

We adapt to create qualifications that society and individuals need.

A year in the life of SQA

SQA student holding SQA certificateView our month-by-month timeline of achievements and successes over the last year, from becoming a proud corporate parent in April 2015 to improving our learner apps in April 2016.

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Gaelic WinnerSQA is committed to the objectives set out in the National Plan for Gaelic and the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 which recognises Gaelic as an official language of Scotland, commanding equal respect to English.

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HN 90

In 1925, 24 engineers and chemists attained the first Higher National qualifications in Scotland.  In 2015, HNs were delivered to students worldwide, enabling them to progress to degree programmes and work.

Find out more about HN90