SQA’s Credit Rating Service

SQA’s Credit Rating service gives organisations, like yours, the opportunity to gain recognition for their existing in-house qualifications and training programmes.

Through SQA’s Credit Rating service, training programmes are positioned on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework and allocated a relevant SCQF level and credits.

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Working with SQA

SQA is the most experienced Credit Rating Body in Scotland. We have a solid understanding and track record of working with charities and third sector organisations to achieve their in-house training and staff retention goals.

Download Parkinson’s UK case study (169 KB)

Through SQA’s Credit Rating service your organisation can benefit from:

  • Nationally recognised training programmes and CPD
  • Dedicated credit rating and business advisors
  • Improved development opportunities for volunteers and learners
  • Improved quality assurance and internal processes

Parkinson's case study - 2 ladies reading a leaflet

We recognised SQA as the principal credit rating body in Scotland with an established reputation. We felt confident that we could work together to achieve our aims.

Jackie Burke, Education Advisor, Parkinson’s UK

What is the SCQF?

SCQF levels indicate the level of difficulty and SCQF credit points indicate the length of time it takes to complete.

  • Scotland’s national qualification framework
  • Clear relationship between qualifications
  • Aligned to international frameworks

SQA is a founding member of the SCQF Partnership — represented on the Partnership Board.

Design your own Customised Awards

We can work with you to develop and design qualifications that are specific to your organisation, known as Customised Awards.

  • Increase skills in your organisation.
  • Your company would own the qualification.

Over 50 Customised Awards have been created to meet specific employer needs.

SQA Credit Rating Customers

SQA works with organisations in the public, private and third sectors to meet their training needs. The following organisations have benefited from SQA Credit Rating.

  • The Institute of Directors
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • Parkinson’s UK

SQA has credit rated over 360 learning programmes/qualifications.