SQA Diploma to DegreeSQA graduates from around the world are looking for an opportunity to study at a university like yours.

SQA Progression Partners gain access to a highly talented selection of SQA diploma students from international SQA centres through our Diploma to Degree programme.

Diploma to Degree

Our Diploma to Degree programme is a well-established and respected route for SQA graduates to progress directly onto the second or third year of a related undergraduate degree.

Many SQA students have studied in their own country before wanting to move abroad to complete a related degree, entering directly into second or third year. This option can be a cost effective route for students to gain international experience and achieve a degree.

SQA Qualifications

Our short cycle Higher Education qualifications are designed in partnership with colleges, universities, employers and industry experts.

With practical approaches to learning, these qualifications prepare students for employment and the option to progress to further study at a Higher Education Institution.

International recognition

SQA qualifications are also widely recognised around the world as being the equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study.

The World Education Services (WES US and Canada) considers the Higher National Diploma as comparable to completion of two years of undergraduate study at a regionally accredited institution in the US and Canada.

The World Education Services (WES US and Canada)

What is an SQA Progression Partner?

SQA Progression Partners are higher education institutions who recognise and map SQA qualifications against their frameworks. This allows students to apply directly to the second and/or third year of their relevant degree programmes.

SQA partners with institutions who can provide a quality learning experience for students progressing from diploma to degree.

Open your university to the world

As an SQA Progression Partner, you will be able to attract students from around the world and your university will benefit from:






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