International Travel

Date published: 09/07/2021

FOI reference: 21-22 033

Date received: 10/06/2021

Date responded: 09/07/2021

Information requested

1) Please outline how many international trips members of SQA's senior management team went on in the year 2020/21?

2) For each business trip please outline where the destination was, the length of stay, the purpose of the visit/trip, who went on the visit/trip, what accommodation the party stayed in, the mode of transport taken and if it involved air travel, what class they flew?

3) For each trip, please outline the cost of transport and accommodation stay separately.

4) For each member of staff please outline the type of hotel/accommodation stay (i.e single room, suite etc) the trip involved.

5) Please also include the name of the hotel stayed in and the airline travelled with.

6) Please outline what new and existing international agreements were made by the SQA in this year.

7) For each international agreement, please outline what Further Education establishment it was made with, its location and if, possible, how much the contract was worth and how long it runs for.

For each of the questions 1-7 above please also answer for the year 2019/20.

Response

Q1 - 5

  • There were no international trips in 2020/21.
  • The information for 2019/20 is provided in the attached file.

SQA and its predecessor bodies have been working internationally for over 25 years, reflecting our globally recognised expertise in qualifications development and delivery and supporting the Scottish Government's international strategy to enhance Scotland's standing around the world. There continues to be a demand for SQA qualifications and services. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this has slowed down in most regions.

Q6 - No new international consultancy contracts were awarded during 2019/20 or 2020/21.

Q7 - As is the case with UK centres on an ongoing basis SQA received income from awarding sales through international centres totalling £2,383,233 in 2019/20 and £2,354,369 in 2020/21.

Documents:

International Travel 2019/20 (11 KB)