The Scottish Qualification Authority is Scotland’s national body for qualifications up to and beyond degree level. It is a not for profit body, accountable to the Scottish Government and is a world leader in education and training with 20 plus years of working internationally with governments worldwide.
SQA offers internationally recognized qualifications linked to national and international frameworks that allow students international mobility pathways into university, college or work.
SQA Advanced Diplomas are higher education qualifications that are comparable with associate degree programs. They prepare students for employment and can enable entry to the final (top-up) year of an undergraduate degree program and beyond. SQA Advanced Diplomas have been in existence for almost 90 years and are designed by SQA in partnership with colleges, universities and employers. Advanced Diplomas are developed, quality assured and certificated by the SQA.