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Co-ordinator Update 30 October 2020

Prior verification

Prior verification is a free service offered to centres that devise their own assessments, or that significantly change SQA's assessments to suit their particular needs. The service gives centres additional confidence that their proposed assessment is fit for purpose and meets national standards.

We are now accepting requests for prior verification of National 2 to Advanced Higher materials for the 2020-21 academic session. Centres should submit the approach to assessments they intend to use when seeking prior verification. We aim to meet a six-week turnaround time, even during the busier periods of verification activity.

For more information and guidance on making a request, please visit our prior verification web page. If you have any queries, please contact or call 0345 213 6766.