Three steps to deliver SQA Qualifications

To offer SQA qualifications you must first become an approved centre.

Our dedicated team are here to support you and your organisation and guide you each step of the way.

Getting started - Complete the centre approval enquiry form

Complete the centre approval enquiry form, this is where we get to know a bit more about your centre’s needs.  We will be in touch to set up a meeting to ensure that working with SQA is right for you. 

Centre approval enquiry

1. Complete your application  

You will get a call or a visit from your Account Manager who will guide and support you through the application process which includes:

See our quality assurance section for more information.

Your account manager will work with you every step of the way.

2. Arrange a visit

Two forms of approval will happen. Once we receive your forms, a Quality Enhancement Manager will arrange a centre approval meeting.

At this point a subject approval meeting will also be arranged and carried out by a subject expert External Verifier

After review the Quality Enhancement Manager and External Verifier will submit a report and communicate any feedback and recommendations . 

You'll typically hear from us within 10 days.

3. Approval decision

There are two outcomes.


You will receive a Centre Operating agreement (COA) which will need to be signed and returned to SQA.

Once received, we'll issue your SQA centre number and you can start registering candidates.

Not yet approved

We make this decision when you have not met our criteria. We offer help to re-apply.

Whatever the outcome, your account manager is always on hand for continued support and advice.

Ready to get started?

Complete the form below and we'll be in touch to set up a meeting.

Centre approval enquiry