Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Under Scottish Government legislation, SQA Accreditation has a remit to quality assure qualifications by approving awarding bodies and accrediting their qualifications. Our work is underpinned by Regulatory Principles and Regulatory Directives, which define the standards awarding bodies must meet in order to be compliant.

SQA accreditation provide extensive support and quality assurance that offers a badge of quality for awarding bodies and their customers. Their involvement in qualifications starts with their advisory remit and formal approval role, working with Standards Setting Organisations and other stakeholders in the following:

  • Development of National Occupational Standards (NOS)
  • Development of the qualification structures and associated products
  • SCQF credit rating of qualifications

For further information on the Regulated Framework please go to or call FutureQuals on

01530 836662

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