About SQA

We provide products and services in skills, training and education which positively impact on individuals, organisations and society.

We work nationally and internationally in two distinct areas – awards and accreditation.

Our commitment to you

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has high standards - for ourselves and for our customers. We strive to ensure that our qualifications are inclusive and accessible to all, that they recognise the achievements of learners, and that they provide clear pathways to further learning or employment.

SQA Values

SQA will be known for being:

  • Progressive
  • Enabling
  • Trusted

Our Vision 

We will digitally transform our organisation to offer customers better service by delivering efficient, scalable and new enabling approaches.

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A guide to assessing skills in a changing landscape

The changing business landscape is leading to skills challenges for organisations across many industries. 

​SQA is a leader in education and skills, delivering educational support services on behalf of public and private sector clients throughout the UK and Internationally.

Our clients include:

  • Standards Testing Agency
  • Driver Vehicle & Standards Agency
  • Scottish Government
  • Institute of Directors

Organisations are facing the possibility of skills shortages, re-training staff for new roles or upskilling staff to manage additional responsibility. It is therefore imperative that organisations truly understand the capacity of staff and understand their capability to perform effectively in their role.
To help organisations choose the best fit method of assessing employees SQA have produced a free guide to assessment.

The guide provides an overview of the essential aspects of assessment including;  

  • principles of assessment
  • three main elements in assessment
  • examples of assessment methods 

Submit your details below to access this essential guide to assessment and learn more about SQA:

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Contact SQA

0303 333 0330

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