SQA helps people to realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of highly sought after, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services.

As Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body, we work with schools, colleges, employers, and training organisations to develop, deliver and accredit qualifications and assessments.

Our Higher National qualifications (including Next Gen HN), vocational qualifications and National Qualifications form the majority of education provision and training in Scotland’s colleges.

SQA and CDN support the development of vocational qualifications in the college sector and meet the requirements of the Developing the Young Workforce youth employment strategy. SQA also responds to college sector needs with representation on planning groups and an active involvement in the network itself.