Oil & gas

With often challenging and hazardous environments it is absolutely vital that everyone in the workforce meets the standards and competencies needed for their role in the oil and gas industry.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) offer internationally recognised qualifications and consultancy services. Our products and services exist to address needs such as upskilling, reskilling, compliance and efficiency.

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Why Choose SQA?

SQA is a not-for-profit government sponsored organisation, accountable to the Scottish Government. We work with governments, funding bodies, businesses, and training providers.

SQA has many years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, resulting in a good understanding of industry challenges at both governmental and corporate level.

  • Quality: rigorous quality assurance procedures
  • Support: access to highly experienced staff and, online and offline resources
  • Experts: over 100 years’ experience developing qualifications and qualification systems
  • Reputation: impressive track record of assisting governments and companies

SQA oil & gas qualifications

Oil and Gas Campaign

Highly skilled and competent workers are the key currency in all safe and quality assured oil and gas operations. Internationally recognised qualifications and certifications create the link between skills and employability, and are essential in realising localised oil and gas projects globally.

Richard Harmon, Get Energy Events Ltd, Corporate Development Director


Our oil & gas qualifications have been developed with industry experts and are backed by rigorous quality assurance. They help meet workforce development needs through:

  • ensuring relevant skills and developing knowledge of staff
  • supporting industry compliance and competence

Our qualifications cover the length and breadth of the industry.

Design your own qualifications

We work with you to develop and design qualifications specific to your company. These qualifications may be suitable if current qualifications do not meet your needs.

  • credit rated against international framework
  • your company would own the qualification

Over 50 qualifications have been created to meet specific employer needs.


Governments and funding agencies use our technical expertise to help establish or further develop educational and training supply chains. Our consultancy services include:

  • institutional capacity building services
  • national occupational standards development

All of our work is tailored to support your specific needs.