About the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Schools Directorate. It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.
The overall aim of the SQA is to manage the qualifications system below degree level to allow students to fulfil their potential to participate in the economy, society and communities of Scotland.
We are primarily funded through qualification entry charges and have an annual turnover of approximately £60m.
We employ approximately 750 staff located at our Glasgow and Dalkeith sites.
To see a detailed organisation structure please use the following link: Organisation Structure
There are approximately 1,470 centres approved to offer our range of qualifications.
For further information about our qualifications, how they work and other services and support, please download a copy of our leaflet:
This leaflet is also available in other languages, via the following links: