Customised Awards

Design your own qualifications with SQA Customised Awards - tailored to fit your needs.

SQA Customised Awards are unique qualifications developed in partnership with, and owned by, a variety of organisations to meet their business needs, and demonstrate quality and industry compliance.

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Working with SQA

As Scotland's National Awarding Body, we have a solid understanding and track record - working with public, private and third sector organisations to meet their individual training and qualification needs.

Download SELECT - Scotland's Electrical Trade Association case study (500 KB)

Download Reach Advocacy Scotland case study (511 KB)

Download NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Case Study (795 KB)

With SQA Customised Awards your organisation can:

  • Design and own a unique qualification
  • Benefit from external quality assurance and certification
  • Meet industry standards and competence
  • Enhance your training, bringing recognised CPD for your staff

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External Recognition

SQA’s Credit Rating service gives organisations 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 SCQF level and credits.


Find out more about SQA's Credit Rating Service


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.