Higher National Qualifications - HNCs and HNDs


This is an unprecedented situation being worked through in extremely challenging circumstances for everyone. Everyone at SQA is fully committed to delivering for Scotland’s young people at this exceptionally difficult time.

We fully recognise this will be an unsettling period for learners and their families. We are working hard to provide more detail and guidance as soon as we can.

Read the Joint statement from SQA and Colleges Scotland on Higher National certification (published Thursday 26 March).

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Unit search

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Internal Assessment Support Materials

We publish a range of assessment support material

Notification of changes

Find recent changes to HN units, group award structures and verification groups

About HNCs and HNDs

How HNCs and HNDs can provide a route into employment and higher education

Graded Units information

We've updated the conditions of assessment for Graded Units.