Charges and Fees of SQA Qualifications
in England and Wales

A simple and cost-effective fee structure for regulated qualifications. We provide a dedicated Regional Manager to guide you through becoming an approved centre and delivering our range of qualifications – they will always be on hand to offer advice and support.  To start your journey towards becoming an SQA Approved Centre in England or Wales, please contact us on:

Centre Approval

Centre Approval will cost £500.

Qualification Approval

New qualification approval will cost £50.

Quality Assurance Fees

All external verification to maintain quality and standards of SQA qualifications will be undertaken by a subject expert at no charge to the customer.

Certification Fees

SQA operate a simple, single fee system. Centres are invoiced monthly on their previous months’ registrations — there are no additional fees for certification.

Replacement certificates — £40

Qualification Entry Fees

Knowledge based qualifications.

Knowledge based qualifications entry fees level 2

Award Certificate Diploma
1-3 credits £15.25 13 to 20 credits £44.75 37 to 48 credits £83.50
4 to 7 credits £25.50 21 to 27 credits £60.75 49 to 59 credits £93.50
8 to 12 credits £38.25 28 to 36 credits £73.25 60+ credits £116.50

Knowledge based qualifications entry fees level 3

Award Certificate Diploma
1-3 credits £20.50 13 to 20 credits £55.75 37 to 48 credits £94.50
4 to 7 credits £30.50 21 to 27 credits £71.25 49 to 59 credits £105.50
8 to 12 credits £45.75 28 to 36 credits £83.50 60+ credits £116.50

Knowledge based qualifications entry fees levels 4-6

Award Certificate Diploma
1-3 credits £25.50 13 to 20 credits £66.25 37 to 48 credits £106.50
4 to 7 credits £38.25 21 to 27 credits £81.25 49 to 59 credits £116.50
8 to 12 credits £57.50 28 to 36 credits £94.50 60+ credits £129.50

Competence based levels 2-6 Qualification Entry Fees

Award Certificate Diploma
Level 2 - 1 to 12 credits £55.75 13 to 36 credits £78.25 37+ credits £83.75
Level 3 - 1 to 12 credits £60.75 13 to 36 credits £92.75 37+ credits £111.50
Level 4-6 - 1 to 12 credits £66.25 13 to 36 credits £103.25 37+ credits £121.50

Exceptions to price list

Summary of exceptions to the above qualification entry fees
Qualification Price
Maritime qualifications (charged on a unit by unit basis) £7.50 per Unit
Working in Confined Spaces Awards £30 per Qualification entry
Personal Licence Holders Level 2 Award £27.50 per Qualification entry
Assessing Competence in the Work Environment Level 3 Award £36.75 per Qualification entry
The Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice Level 4 Award £36.75 per Qualification entry
Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver Level 2 Certificate £50.00 per Qualification entry
Apprenticeship qualifications Conveyancing and Probate End Point Assessment 

Development visits

A centre can request a free development visit within six months of approval for qualification within a new verification group (speak to your regional manager for further information and clarification).

Beyond six months — development visits are available on request and can be delivered in person for a fee of £380 or remotely for a fee of £100.

SQA are proud to offer a simple, cost effective fee structure to support you and your business.  We provide a dedicated Regional Manager to guide you through becoming an approved centre and delivering our range of qualifications – they will always be on hand to offer advice and support.  We provide a dedicated Regional Manager to guide you through becoming an approved centre and delivering our range of qualifications – they will always be on hand to offer advice and support.  To start your journey towards becoming an SQA Approved Centre in England or Wales, please contact us on: