Community Colleges

SQA Diploma to DegreeBy completing an SQA diploma, your students could progress onto a related undergraduate degree at a number of global universities.

The SQA Diploma to Degree is a well-established and respected pathway for many leaners to progress directly onto the second or third year of a related 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 prepares 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)

Work with us

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an international leader in education and qualifications development.

SQA is a not-for-profit agency accountable to the Scottish Government. It sits at the heart of Scotland’s world-renowned education system

Become an SQA Approved Centre

As an SQA Approved Centre, your community college will:






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