SQA’s Credit Rating Service

SQA’s Credit Rating service offers 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 professional bodies and other organisations to achieve their in-house training and staff retention goals.

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

  • Nationally recognised training programmes and CPD
  • A relationship with SQA — Scotland’s national awarding body
  • Competitive advantage
  • Increased development opportunities for staff and members

The Institute of Directors quote - business woman

Recognition from such an established and reputable organisation as SQA enhances the credibility of the IoD’s qualifications. Candidates and employers can quickly and easily understand the academic level of our qualifications.

— Claire Wardell, Head of Content and Assessment, The Institute of Directors

Understanding the SCQF

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
  • Digital Marketing Institute
  • Energy Saving Trust

SQA has credit rated over 360 learning programmes/qualifications.