FOI20/21 177 Published Equality Information

Date published: 11/02/2021

FOI reference: FOI20/21 177

Date received: 15/01/2021

Date responded: 11/02/2021

Information requested

Please provide us with copies of:

A) All published policy and/or strategic documents relating to race equality produced by your organisation from 1999-2021, including (but not limited to) race equality strategies, action plans and public sector equality duty publications, including progress reports and updates

B) All other published policy and/or strategic documents containing commitments or actions that pertain to race equality published by your organisation from 1999-2021, including progress reports and updates


SQA has attached the following documents

  • SQA's Race Equality Scheme RES 2007-10 - this document was published on our website in 2007 along with a redacted version of an action plan for the same time period. 
  • Between publication of SQA's RES 2007-10 and the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 SQA commenced work to develop a single Equality Scheme to combine its Race, Gender and Disability Equality Schemes.  This work was not complete due to the requirements of the Equality Act coming into force and the impending responsibilities relating to the new single Public Sector Equality Duty.
  • As part of the Public Sector Equality Duty SQA publishes a wide range of documents on the Equality pages on our website and they can be accessed at the following web link

Equality and diversity within SQA - SQA

The published documents on this page include the following

  • Annual Equality Review in 2011 and later it's Equality Strategy 2013-17.   These are included in the Related Information section at the bottom of this page.
  • SQA Equality Mainstreaming Reports published in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
  • SQA's Equality Outcomes 2017-21
  • SQA's Equality Review of Qualifications

In addition to the above SQA has attached the following files which we consider relevant to your request

  • SQA's submission to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee Inquiry into Race Equality, Employment and Skills
  • Information about our commitment and support to Show Racism the Red Card which is detailed in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2013 attached.
  • In August 2020, SQA became a signatory of the Business In The Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter.   We have published the logo and information on our equality web page.
  • In 2020 SQA published the Equality Impact Assessment of the 2020 Alternative Certification Model and this can be accessed at: 2020 Alternative Certification Model: Equality Impact Assessment



Race Equality Scheme 2007-10 (135 KB)

Race Action Plan 2007-10 (161 KB)

Equality and Human Right Committee Submission (90 KB)

Corporate Social Responsibility Review 2012-13 (1.27 MB)