Continued support

Quality assurance

Our quality assurance supports centres at all stages in the delivery of our qualifications.

Quality assurance criteria 2015-18

I'm delivering HNCs, HNDs, SVQs and other qualifications.

I'm a school or college delivering National Qualifications

Quality Enhancement Managers (QEMs) monitor approved centres to make sure our quality assurance criteria is maintained.

Verification

Verification is another quality assurance measure to confirm:

Ensuring our certification is credible and that all candidates are being assessed to a common standard.

Internal verification

Centres are responsible for their internal verification.This means that centres have a system of quality checks in place. Staff members responsible for the assessment of candidates and/or internal verification of candidate material should:

External verification

For consistency in assessment decisions, we appoint teachers/lecturers who have good, recent experience in the delivery and assessment of their subject to carry out external verification in centres. We notify the SQA co-ordinator if your centre has been selected for verification.

Verification is a valuable quality improvement tool.

Devolved authority and auditing

We use auditing to determine if a centre is ready for devolved responsibility for some of our processes.

Quality Frameworks: a guide for centres.

Further infomation

Become an SQA Approved Centre
Centre approval enquiry form
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