Credential Agencies

SQA Diploma to Degree

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 and is committed to providing real and relevant progression opportunities for learners.

SQA Qualifications

SQA qualifications are designed and structured to support people on their individual learning journeys. Our qualifications sit at various SCQF levels allowing the learner to make strides from one qualification to the next, or to change paths at an equivalent level — giving the learner the opportunity to achieve their potential.

SQA is Scotland’s national awarding body and we write, develop and certificate many qualifications in Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally. Our wide portfolio of qualifications includes:

Qualification Credit Rating

Qualifications vary in different countries and regions. SQA is committed to ensuring our qualifications are recognised globally. We are partners in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and all SQA qualifications are SCQF credit rated.


Qualifications in the SCQF are compared using two measures: level and credit. The level of a qualification shows how difficult the learning is, and the amount of credit shows the size of the qualification.

International recognition

Our higher education qualifications are widely recognised around the world as being the equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study.

SQA diploma qualifications are also recognised by the World Education Services (WES US and Canada) as comparable to completion of two years undergraduate study at a regionally accredited institution in the US and Canada

The World Education Services (WES US and Canada)

Work with us

If your organisation would like to find out more about SQA, our qualifications and how can work with you, please contact our team: